Jenny is a senior lecturer on the Community Leadership Programmes and is Course Leader for the BA(hons) Top Up. Jenny is completing her professional doctorate around the role of digital media in working with young people who are NEET or likely to become NEET. Jenny is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a winner of a Golden Rose Award for Sustainable Teaching at the SU Golden Roses Awards Ceremony in April 2016
Jenny is currently module leader for four modules across the programme, academic advisor for final year foundation degree students and academic advisor for students on the community and social care foundation entry route. Jenny is developing the Youth Work and Community Practice programme which will run from September 2021. Jenny is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work and a winner of a Golden Rose Award for Sustainable Teaching at the SU Golden Roses Awards Ceremony in April 2016.
Jenny studied at UCLan and completed her undergraduate degree in 2006 graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Criminology. While studying at UCLan she worked for the Preston Youth Offending team helping to recruit, interview, train and support volunteers who were working with young offenders. Jenny went on to run a project with young people in Bolton before starting work at UCLan. Jenny started working at UCLan as the community learning development officer responsible for accrediting the work of our volunteers with alternative forms of accreditation. This was a temporary contract for six months to work on the V project, and was extended to enable her to work on the ESF/LSC funded project Ambassadors for the Future in which she ran a project working with NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) young people between the ages of 16 and 19. During her employment at UCLan, Jenny has completed an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice, graduating in 2011 and a PGDip at De Montfort University in Youth and Community Work, graduating in 2020 and is currently in year four of her professional doctorate.
- Prof Doc Professional Practice, UCLan, expected date of completion 2022
- MA Criminology & Criminal Justice, UCLan, 2011
- PG Dip (with JNC accreditation) Youth and Community Work, De Montfort University, 2020
- BSc (hons) Psychology with Criminology, UCLan, 2006
- Golden Rose Award for Sustainable Teaching at the SU Golden Roses Awards Ceremony in April 2016.
- Young people
- Youth work
- Community development
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Member of The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work