Jean graduated from St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin as a registered General Nurse. She holds a Certificate in Nurse Management, a Certificate in Practice Nurse and a post graduate certificate in Clinical Research from the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin. Jean worked as a nurse in Dublin and Cork before joining Minerva where she worked as Research Nurse involved in large multinational trials. She joined Alimentary Health as Clinical Nurse specialist in research before joining the Clinical Research Facility University College Cork in 2012.
She obtained a MSc in Clinical Trials with the University of Edinburgh in 2020. She also holds a level 9 post graduate certificate in Clinical Research Nursing (distinction) from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.