Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Jean joined the Stockholm Research Institute in 2019 as a Research Fellow working on citizen science and participatory research projects. Before embarking on a career change in 2015, Jean was a cognitive scientist, having earned an MSc and PhD from Carnegie Mellon. For almost 25 years, she worked in psychology departments, research centres and medical schools. Her research mostly was in applied educational topics such as core skills of using external representations for problem-solving, the role of dialogue in learning and how people learn from observing other learners (vicarious learning). She helped set up the Hull York Medical School in 2003 where she had various roles including developing the Personal and Professional Development strand in the curriculum, implementing the e-learning strategy for the medical school, overseeing assessment activities as Associate Dean for Assessment, contributing to development and delivery of behavioural and social science learning outcomes in the MBBS, and conducting educational research. In 2015-16, Jean completed an MSc in Environmental Science and Management (Distinction) at University of York and then spent a year in postgraduate study at Loughborough University where she was mapping vegetation in peat bogs using multispectral sensors on UAVs (drones). She then worked at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) where she supported the EU-funded RAPID LIFE Project on strategies for controlling invasive species across the UK, particularly in aquatic, riparian and coastal areas.