Dr. Jane Bateson received her BSc Honors Degree in Applied Zoology from the University College of North Wales, UK in 1980. She obtained State Registration in Blood Transfusion in 1982 and her Ph.D. in Blood Component Production, in 1989, whilst employed as a Scientific Officer for the National Blood Transfusion Service, London, UK. She has over 20 years of experience working in biomedical research in both the National Health Service (NHS) UK and University environments, both in the UK and Canada. In 1989 she took up a post doctoral position in Cambridge, UK, where she worked for the Medical Research Council, studying the feasibility of using cryopreserved arteries for allograft coronary bypass operations in collaboration with surgeons in the bypass program, at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. In 1992 she moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her husband Alan and after a short career break to raise their children she worked as a Research Associate (1993- 2000) in the Cardiovascular Research Group, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. The studies were focused on the role of nitric oxide (NO) in the control of fetal ductus arteriosus tone using standard organ bath and microvascular flow study techniques, funded by the Heart and Stroke foundation of Canada. In 2000-2001 she worked in the Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Alberta as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. She has a number of peer-reviewed publications. The family returned to the UK in 2001. After a career break she qualified as a UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approved First Aid Trainer and taught Emergency First Aid, Pediatric First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training. She moved to Dominica in January 2013 and initially worked as the Meti LS Specialist and Data Analyst in Dept. Clinical Medicine before transitioning to the Center for Teaching and Learning, as an Assistant Professor in January 2014.