Jane Collins qualified in medicine at Birmingham University, becoming a consultant paediatric neurologist at Guy's Hospital, London, in 1991 and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, in 1994. She was awarded an MD in 1988 for work at the UCL Institute of Child Health and was also awarded an MSc in Biochemistry. She is an honorary fellow of UCL and of the Institute of Child Health, UCL.
Jane became Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity in 2001 and held both roles for 11 years.
Jane joined Marie Curie as Chief Executive in September 2012. Marie Curie provides care for dying people across the UK through its hospices and community nursing services. In both her clinical and management careers at GOSH and Marie Curie, Jane has focused on improving both the quality and safety of care, as well as supporting new research and care programmes.
Jane holds a number of external roles and has been Chair of the London Clinical Senate since February 2013. She is also the co-chair of the Ambitions in End of Life Care Group, a member of the Cicely Saunders Institute Advisory Council, the Palliative Care Leadership Network and will soon join the HELIX Centre of End of Life Care Steering Committee. Jane is frequently asked for her expert opinion by the BBC, ITV and other media outlets.