Jane is a Yiman and Bidjara woman from Central and South-Western Queensland and Jane has completed a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Nursing and a Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics.

Jane has worked as a Registered Nurse in Queensland Health, and has experience in Acute Mental Health, Clinical Trials, Adult Mental Health and Child and Youth Mental Health Research and has contributed to a published article: Meehan, T., Stedman, T., and Wallace, J. (2011). ‘Consumer strategies for coping with antipsychotic medication side effects’. Australasian Psychiatry, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 74-77.

Jane has also worked in the Higher Education sector and supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their journey of academic studies with specific focus in the area of Midwifery and Nursing. Jane’s goal is to undertake further studies and continue to contribute to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within Australia.