Jess completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester in Anatomical Sciences, she then went on to complete a MSc By Research part-time at Manchester Metropolitan University whilst competing internationally in athletics. From here, she worked as a Senior Research Assistant at MMU, managing research activities at Manchester as part of a multi cohort study funded by the MRC (2014). From September 2016, she enrolled as a PhD student at MMU which she completed in May 2018 before joining NTU as a lecturer in Excersice Physiology in June 2018.

Jess is a member of the Musculoskeletal Physiology Research group within Sport Science at NTU. She has over 6 years of experience working within physiology research projects. Her interests began in bone health, predominantly in female athletes and how nutrition and menstrual cycles influence bone mass and geometry. She has delivered several workshops to clinicians and sports women on the importance of nutrition for menstrual cycle maintenance and bone health.

Jess is also a Member of Affiliate Working Group and the Education and Outreach committee at The Physiological Society, in which she is involved in the development of several outreach and early career events throughout the year.

She is also part of the "Power Group - National Institute of Women's Health and Performance" which has formed in recent years to encourage collaborations between researchers and clinicians with similar interests, all aiming to provide the best solutions for female athlete health in sport and combat.

Jess is also a part of a Relative Energy Deficiency-Sport (RED-S) interstate's group in which she and several other colleagues have received a grant from BASEM to develop an accessible website to raise awareness of RED-S amongst athletes, parents, coaches and general practitioners.