Senior lecturer Jane Logan says she will forever treasure the memory of taking part in the Opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympics.
The University of Bedfordshire midwifery lecturer represented the NHS in the three-hour extravaganza that heralded the start of the biggest event in Great Britain for a generation.
Slumdog Millionaire film director Boyle’s opening ceremony chronicled the changing history of Britain.
Jane, 40, who is originally from Musselburgh, East Lothian said: “It represented both the NHS and the University of Bedfordshire, whose own inclusive philosophy echoes that of Danny Boyle's vision of Great Britain.
“I am truly proud to have been involved in this extraordinary event. It is a memory I will treasure forever.”
Jane, who is based in Henlow, said Mr Boyle was at every rehearsal and was a constant source of support and encouragement. She said:“Without question, it has been a pleasure to meet and work for this inspirational man.”
Jane is married to RAF senior officer Stuart, 42, who is currently deployed to Afghanistan where he is completing a second six month tour of duty. They have two sons, Cameron, 15, and Finlay, 12.
She trained as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife, in Edinburgh at the Lothian College of Nursing and Midwifery, Lothian College of Health Studies and obtained her degree from Napier University.
For the past seven years Jane’s area of special interest has been improving patient safety, risk management and governance within the NHS and prior to joining the University of Bedfordshire was an NHS Risk Manager.
Jane was at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986, while still a pupil at Musselburgh Grammer School. She said it was that experience and the desire to represent the NHS that prompted her to apply for London 2012.