2003 - PhD Medical Genetics, University of Edinburgh
1998 - BSc Neuroscience, University of Glasgow
Dr James的博士论文以及最初的博士后工作内容，是研究精神疾病易感基因DISC1的表征。之后的博士后研究主要集中在急性颅脑损伤和转基因小鼠模型线粒体反应。Dr James研究大脑生物学，尤其对精神疾病、神经退行性疾病、遗传学和细胞生物学有浓厚的兴趣。拥有多学科实验室专业知识，涵盖蛋白质生物化学、细胞和分子生物学、组织学和显微镜技术。Dr James在人体组织研究、以及转基因动物模型和细胞培养系统（包括胚胎干细胞）方面经验丰富。基于研究工作，她与人合作撰写了多篇同行评审论文，包括《科学》杂志的一篇论文，该项研究被誉为2005年十大突破之一。2011年加盟理文编辑，担任编辑工作。
Dr James’ PhD thesis, and initial postdoctoral work, was on the characterization of DISC1, a susceptibility gene for psychiatric illness. Subsequent postdoctoral research focused on acute brain injury and the mitochondrial response in a transgenic mouse model. Dr James understands brain biology with a particular interest in psychiatric illness, neurodegenerative disease, genetics and cellular biology. She has multi-disciplinary laboratory expertise in a number of techniques, covering protein biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, histology and microscopy. Dr James has experience of human tissue studies, as well as transgenic animal models and cell culture systems, including embryonic stem cells. From her research she has co-authored several peer-reviewed papers, including a Science paper, which was cited as one of the top ten breakthroughs of 2005. Dr James joined the Edanz Group as an editor in 2011.