Sarah Jane graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy in 1998. She subsequently practised physiotherapy in Ireland, New Zealand and Australia before completing her masters in sports physiotherapy from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2004. She also completed a masters in strength and conditioning in Edith Cowan, Perth in 2010.
Sarah Jane was part of medical staff for Team Ireland at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics & Paralympics, and Rio 2016. Sarah Jane is currently Head of Rehabilitation in Sport Ireland Institute. She has been working with Rowing Ireland since 2005, travelling extensively with the team for training camps and international regattas.