Jacqueline is a Lecturer in Education teaching across a range of Education courses including Foundation level, BA (Hons) Education Studies, PG Diploma Professional Practice in Education and Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD). She also currently supervises undergraduate, masters and doctoral students. With a background of over 15 years teaching students in different educational settings, she developed her area for doctoral research based on the educational experiences of widening participation students. Her thesis title was: Looking beyond the label: What are the educational experiences of a cross-section of four cohorts of students labelled as ‘non-traditional’?
Jacqueline is a lecturer in Education teaching on a range of Education Courses from Foundation to Doctoral level. Jacqueline has a background of over 15 years teaching in different educational settings and on different courses in Education, Health care and Counselling. Her experience of teaching, engaging and supporting students from a variety of educational backgrounds inspired her doctoral research which sought to develop an understanding from the students’ perspectives of their educational journey and engagement in higher education. Jacqueline is an active qualitative researcher and her research interests include student educational experiences, widening participation, lifelong learning, transformative educational experiences, student experience and academic identity.
Jacqueline's teaching career began as a tutor on a night school course at a North West Further Education College. This experience and her own educational experiences have developed her interest in lifelong learning and the student experience, which has shaped her research interests and career. She has held educational consultancy positions for the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board and The Society of Homeopaths which involved helping to develop and maintain standards in professional practice education for students attending privately owned colleges. In her current role she has been involved as a researcher evaluating the Student Experience Strategy which has helped to shape the student engagement strategy for the University.