Dr 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. 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 which includes being 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 the HELIX Centre of End of Life Care Steering Committee. Jane was also Chair of the London Clinical Senate from February 2013 until January 2018. Jane is frequently asked for her expert opinion by the BBC, ITV and other media outlets.
Jane is taking up a non-executive director role at University College Hospital London when she retires from Marie Curie in early 2019.