Jane Garling is a lawyer with extensive experience working as a solicitor in dispute resolution. She has also been engaged over a lengthy period as a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Macquarie University and subsequently at the University of Technology Sydney.
In both her commercial and academic roles, her area of interest was the strategic management of significant claims to ensure their efficient and appropriate resolution, including the wide-ranging use of alternative dispute resolution initiatives.
An interest in cultural heritage led to her long-term involvement with the Eryldene Trust, a not-for-profit organisation, including membership of its board. She is currently undertaking further studies including research into the production and exchange of early Australian colonial art and its place in the establishment of national identity.