Jane Thorning

Academic profile

Jane Thorning

Senior Technician
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Jane's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 16: SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

About Jane

I work as a Senior Technician managing the Faculty of Science and Engineering LABplus Facility. My role is to support STEM teaching and learning by developing experiential resources for undergraduate students. Each resource produced for LABplus is designed to encourage student centered learning that extends beyond the timetabled curriculum. I also provide support for students using the facility, technical assistance with laboratory skills and I provide placement and volunteering opportunities. 
In addition to my core role, I am passionate about science communication and public engagement. I design and deliver workshops promoting STEM subjects and careers to visiting school and community groups. I act as an Employer Mentor for students considering technical careers and I co-ordinate the Faculty of Science and Engineering work experience programme.


I teach science communication skills and outreach workshops on the following modules:

Environmental Science  ENVS2004 Environmental Issues and Communication 
Biological Sciences/Conservation Biology BIOL_X Advanced Skills and Concepts

Contact Jane

Room 706, Davy Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 584530