Jennifer completed her BSc in Anatomy with first class honours from Glasgow University in 2002. Following a year travelling she undertook an MSc in Oncology at Nottingham University achieving a distinction in 2004. Her first position in 2004 was a Research Assistant at The Human Reproductive Science Unit in Edinburgh. In 2007 Jennifer moved to Dundee to undertake a Research Assistant position within the School of Medicine. During her 15 years appointment within the School of Medicine Jennifer has worked on a number of projects focused on complications associated with disease such as obesity, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
In April 2022, Jennifer left the School of Medicine and started a new chapter within the School of Life Sciences. Based at the James Hutton Institute, Jennifer is Laboratory Manager for the Division of Plant Sciences.