Jane Manson



Full time Science Lecturer and Program Leader HNC Applied Science

I have been teaching at the college for 6 years and my background is in analytical science and laboratory work. I have over 20 years’ experience as a science researcher and technician in science industry.

I spent 6 years as a Research Assistant and studied the physical properties of liquid crystals and biological liposomes using solid state NMR analysis, Particle Size Distribution and Calorimetry, publishing a paper in Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Journal in 2005.

My career has been as a practical and analytical scientist, working in Laboratories and picking up skills and experience across may disciplines. I have gained a wealth of practical and industrial knowledge that I bring to my teaching.

Dye House Chemist, Research Assistant, Chemical Analyst in the Food Industry and 8 years as a High School Science Technician before joining Inverness College.

"I strive to improve science education in order to provide young people with the skills required to be considered for employment by ensuring student are offered work related experience in the Laboratory."

Courses Taught:

Program Leader and lecturer on the HNC Applied Science – Laboratory Skills for Science industry, Physics for Life Science, Graded Unit and Key Issues in Science Industry.

Principles of Optics on the Optometry Degree

Highers Program - Physics

Level 5 Applied Science - Physics and Laboratory Skills. Forensic Science Applications.

Level 4 Introduction to Science - The Science of Renewable Energy and Electronic & Control

Professional Membership

Institute of Physics

SQA HN Quality Standards Team for Science


I am interested in the promotion of women in Physics and improving the perception of the career opportunities which come from the study of Physics across all disciplines. I also have an interest in the use of Nuclear Fuel to produce energy and combat climate change, following research and development of new Nuclear in the hope that Government and public perception of Nuclear Energy can change.

I am a keen Open Water Swimmer having completed many events, including a 10 km endurance swim, a sub 5° Ice Swim, a crossing of the Arctic Circle and across the Corryvrechan whirlpool, all without a wetsuit. I also enjoy walking, running and baking, which is always well deserved after a cold swim.