Jane is an entrepreneurial researcher specialising in Arts-for-Health. Her PhD thesis examines how we measure and assign value to arts-for-health services within an androcentric economy, like that of the UK. Informed by design theory, Jane's study addresses how we may use the evidence of health benefits, gathered to date, to develop more popularised and sustainable commercial practices in the arts-for-health industry.
Prior to her PhD, Jane studied a BA in Media Production; specialising (practically) in Film Directing and (theoretically) in Film & Mental Health. After this, she went on to study a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), alongside which, she founded the organisation The Curious Observer (TCO). TCO designs participative film services that help support resilience and generalised wellbeing in a social space, alongside trauma-specific programmes focused on physiology and empowerment.
Jane's research is intrinsically multi-disciplinary - situating itself in the schools of ADH, HLS and BAL. Moreover, her approach to research is informed both by the scientific evidence and ideological theories of the research field, coupled with experiential insight and knowledge of the practical restrictions within the commercial field. Through her work she seeks to unite these two fields in a manner that creates synergistic results.