Janet is Professor in Maternal Healthcare and Head of the School of Healthcare in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Leeds. She leads a talented team of staff who deliver undergraduate and postgraduate pre-registration education for nursing (adult, child and mental health), midwifery, social work and psychotherapy/counselling; as well as postgraduate and professional development for pharmacists, advanced clinical practitioners and other NHS workforce priority areas.

She has a background in clinical nursing and midwifery and a strong academic grounding (applied to health), having held posts within the NHS (BTHFT) and at the University of Leeds as an applied health researcher, educator, leader and manager. Her academic and educational activities centre around the quality of maternal care.

Janet also has a track record in developing research capacity among undergraduate and postgraduate students across healthcare professions, alongside a strong sense of equality and inclusion.

She is also interested in career pathways as a means to optimise everyone’s experience of health and wellbeing within communities, families and as individuals by generating and disseminating knowledge through the highest quality health and social care professional education and applied health and social care research.