Jeanie attained her Dental Hygiene qualification at the University of Alberta, Canada then furthered her education at the University of Calgary in Applied Science. Following her work in clinical practice and teaching in Canada, she moved to Europe to join the Department of Periodontology at the University of Berne, Switzerland continuing patient care, teaching and research activities. Over the past 15 years, she has been involved in patient care, teaching and clinical research at UCL Eastman Dental Institute in various areas of periodontology. During this time she has also completed an MSc Degree from the University of Oxford in Evidence Based Healthcare followed by a PhD in Clinical Dentistry at UCL focused on the association between obesity and periodontitis. She has many years experience as a dental hygienist in posts ranging from general practice, periodontal practice, public health, international teaching, practice consultancy, and research. She is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Dental Hygiene as well as an editorial board member of additional journals.