Jane Grimson graduated in Engineering in 1970 from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. She returned to Trinity as a lecturer in 1980 where she served as Dean of Engineering, Pro-Dean of Research and Vice Provost. From 2006, Jane was seconded as Director of Health Information and then as Acting Chief Executive of the Health Information and Quality Authority.
Jane is also a Past President of Engineers Ireland, the Irish Academy of Engineering, the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland and the Irish Computer Society. In 2015-2016 she chaired the Gender Equality Task Force at NUI Galway. She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and of the Royal Academy of Engineering.