Jane is a marine ecologist and fisheries biologist at Macquarie University in Sydney, where she runs the Marine Ecology Group (MEG). The focus of MEG is diverse and pivots around assessing the healthy functioning and biodiversity of aquatic communities, particularly those with threatened species, and understanding the human-induced challenges they face. Much of MEGs research is on top predators, such as marlin, tuna and elasmobranchs but its research spans marine and freshwater biomes. Jane has a particular focus on optimising recreational and commercial fishing practices to maximise the sustainability of species and maintain resilient systems.
Jane is Chair of the NSW Fisheries Scientific Committee, a member of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science Scientific Advisory Committee, and a member of the Australian Marine Sciences Association. She is Chair of the Scientific Committee for the AMSA/NZMSS Conference to be held in Sydney in 2021. She is an editor for the journals Remote Sensing and Oceans.
She is Director of the Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation and Director of the Masters of Marine Science and Management at Macquarie University.