Jane Short is the Director of In-sessional English Language Programmes at the University of Kent, where she has lectured in English for Academic Purposes since 2003. She has a BA (Hons.) in English from the University of Southampton, a PGCE from University College, London and an MA in TEFL from the University of Reading.
Between 1980 and 2003 she lived in Venezuela, where she taught English in industry and business. Between 1997 and 2003, she also taught English literature and language teaching methodology at the Universidad Pedagógica El Libertador in Barquisimeto.
She is the author IELTS Graduation: Teacher's Book and the co-author of the IELTS Graduation: Study Skills Pack.