Jane’s early career included neurological nursing and midwifery, ending her hospital career as a Medical Ward Sister at St George’s Hospital, London before having a family. Jane then studied travel medicine in the inaugural group at the University of Glasgow in 1995 obtaining a Masters degree (MSc) in travel medicine in 1998. She has held leadership roles as Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Travel Health Forum and the Nurse Professional Group of the International Society of Travel Medicine and was a founding Executive Board Member of the British Travel Health Association.
Involved in the Faculty of Travel Medicine (FTM) since its foundation in 2006, Jane has held many roles including Honorary Secretary, Education and Professional Development Lead, FTM Director of Education and lecturer, author and examiner involved in the FTM courses and exams. From 2018 – 2021 Jane was Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the first time a nurse has been elected to this role. During her three year tenure, the Good Practice Guidance for Providing a Travel Health Service was published, and she led on the development of two new courses, the Professional Development Certificate in Travel Medicine and The RCPSG Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine amongst many activities. In October 2022, the College created “The Jane Chiodini prize” to be awarded annually to the highest-performing student in the RCPSG Postgraduate Diploma in Travel Medicine in recognition of Jane’s role as an inspirational contributor and leader in relation to all elements of education for travel medicine.
In the New Year Honours List of 2022, Jane was very honoured to receive an MBE for services to Training and Development in Travel Medicine.
Jane is passionate about teaching, writing and developing tools that can make a difference, particularly to practitioners who see travellers in a primary care setting. Her great interest in technology has led her to the creation of a website, e learning courses and social media activity.