Jessica Louise Marshall

Senior Lecturer in Social Science and Subject Leader in the Public Services

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Livesey House, LH108

+44 (0) 1772 89 2716

Subject Areas: Sociology, Public Services

Jessica is the Subject Leader for the BA (Hons) top up in Public Services and is a Senior Lecturer in Social Science. Jessica qualified with a BA (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Central Lancashire. She has since gone onto qualify for her MA in Sociology which explore issues of ‘underdevelopment’ in East Africa. Jessica has completed her PGCE in Further Education and is presently undertaking her PhD which explores issues relating to childcare and the Christian community. Jessica is a qualified work based assessor and has been involved in teacher training at Preston College.

Full Profile

Jessica worked as a researcher at the University of Bolton for three years where funding was granted by the European Social Fund (ESF) to explore barriers to progression within the retail sector for ethnic women. Presently she is working on research papers around the Madeleine McCann case.

Jessica is an advocate of widening participation at the University. She has actively participated in Junior University - an initiative that aims to support education in the community. Jessica is dedicated to providing opportunities to her students and several of her students who have worked with her on Junior University have gone onto to have successful careers in teaching, social work and the police.

Jessica works closely with industry professionals across the public services and organises conferences and guest lectures that provide students with the opportunity to network and develop contacts. Examples include Gary Titley a former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) who shared his extensive experience with an audience of students. Jessica works closely with the community and community based organisations including Lancashire MIND and has good working relationships with industry professionals across the public services.

Jessica is presently the external examiner for the BSC (HONS) Management and Supervision of Offenders at Edge Hill University.

Jessica is a research associate at the New UCLan Cyber Crime Research Unit – please refer to UCLan Cyber Crime . Jessica is involved in organising an international cyber crime conference to be held at UCLan which will include high profile key notes speakers including Professor Michael Clarke, Director of RUSI and Professor Majid Yar.

Jessica is a member of the British Sociological Association and is a teaching fellow.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Jessica is the module leader for the following modules:

  • PL3001 Policy Interpretations in the UK
  • PL3990 Dissertation in the Public Services
  • S03110 The Sociology of Disability
  • S02002 The Sociology of Religion
  • SOC101 Sociology Foundation Entry

External Affiliations and Roles

Jessica Marshall is the External Examiner for the degree in BSC (HONS) MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISION OF OFFENDERS at Edge Hill University


Member of the British Sociological Association


Marshall, J. (2011). ‘Church education of parents in a postmodern society’: 13th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens; May.

Marshall, J. (2010). ‘'Religious Symbols of Identity: Muslim Women and the Headscarf Debate', RCS Conference, UCLan.

Interfaith Encounters and Social Change: Engagement at the Margins The University of Winchester Attendee 2010.

Marshall, J. (2008). ‘Issues of trust and risk in informal childcare’ Panel presentation at The British Sociological Association.

The School of Education and Social Science (2009) IMPACT J. Marshall ‘Learning in Research Mode’ Chapter 4, UCLan.

Marshall, J and Rayworth, M (2009). ‘On Track: The Six Steps to Success’ UCLan.

Marshall, J. (2013). ‘An investigation into the impact that religion and belief has on the childcare arrangements of Catholic, Anglican and Evangelical parents’. Panel Preston at the Postgraduate Annual Research Conference UCLan.