Jane completed her PhD on 'Farming Community and Identity in Lower Wharfedale, Yorkshire, 1914-1951' in 2017. This was an oral history study of agricultural community in the first half of the twentieth century.
She worked at the University of Leeds, as an administrator for the water@leeds network, supporting interdisciplinary engagement between water researchers across all faculties of the university. During this time she was a member of the Local Organising Committee for the Seventh International Conference on Flood Management, held at Leeds in 2017, before moving to the University of Hull in 2018.
As Postdoctoral Research Associate on the 'Past Flooding Matters' project, Jane researches the history of water level management in the English lowlands, with a particular focus on the Lincolnshire Fens. She leads the Lincolnshire case study, one of four which make up the 'Past Flooding Matters' project, and works closely with stakeholders such as the Environment Agency, the Association of Drainage Authorities, and individual Internal Drainage Boards, both in the Lincolnshire area and nationally.
In 2019, Jane was on the organising committee of the Second Annual Environmental History Workshop, an event run by and dedicated to Early Career Researchers in Environmental History.