Jeanette joined Dementia Matters as a Trustee in July 2021. She qualified as a general nurse in South Tyneside in March 1982 and worked predominantly in paediatric nursing for the first 5 years. She has many years operational management experience, predominantly in community services and commissioning environments. She has worked in senior commissioning roles since 2008. 

Jeanette is a visiting professor at Sunderland University with research partnership with the Helen McArdle faculty, research lead at the CCG, chair of the South Tyneside Healthy Ageing Alliance and is currently leading on the introduction of Admiral nurses in South Tyneside, aligned with PCNs.