During her time with QUT, Jan has worked with the Faculty of Education as a teacher, lecturer, tutor, marker, research assistant and learning support. She has also worked in a variety of other educational institutions. She has diverse teaching experience ranging in from High School to Undergraduate studies. This includes; Senior English, Adult Tertiary Preparation (EAP style for mature age entry), Professional studies and benchmarking for the International Development Office short courses, Communication and Certificates for Vocational Education, CSWE courses for migrants and lecturing in the School of Language and Culture in Resource Development and Evaluation (EDB354), Language and Learning educator for ALLS.
Jan has also taught in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia.Over her time at QUT she has received a Vice Chancellors Award for Engagement and Innovation in 2010, a Teaching and Learning Award (Faculty of Education) 2011 for excellence in both team teaching and support. And most recently the Vice Chancellors Award for Team Excellence for the KickStart program in 2016. Part of her work has always involved working with a diverse range of other academics and professional staff at QUT. In July 2012 I was one of a team of recipients to be awarded the Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Leadership, and I feel this demonstrates my ability to work both independently and provide leadership.
Jan’s other life involves being a part time musician, songwriter, poet, MC & facilitator for Graduations, Weddings, Engagements, Conferences and general social gatherings. She loves her work and really enjoys having fun while leading and teaching. Jan believes strongly in living life to the fullest, and grabbing opportunities to be challenged wherever she can.