School of Journalism, Media and Performance
Media Factory, ME127
+44 (0) 1772 89 3890
Subject Areas: Drama, Dance and Music, Education
Jane has a background as a professional performer, performance-maker, community artist and company director. Jane directed an international dance touring company and one of her choreographies has been a recommended study on an A level dance syllabus. Jane has over fifteen years of experience in H.E. which includes module leadership, course leadership, external examining, consultancy and designing new academic programmes.
Jane is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Jane’s current work, at UCLan, is focused on co-teaching undergraduates to co-create experimental music theatre: she leads a third-year module in this area of study. Jane also mentors academic staff who are developing claims for fellowship of Advance HE. Jane sits on the institution-wide Curriculum Framework Initiative focused to enhance the student experience of creativity, innovation, enterprise and employability. Jane’s current research focuses on relations between quality assurance systems, (co)creativity and the pedagogy of (co)creativity in a wider (international) policy, and research, context that recognises the value of co-creative competencies (to society) and the need for the academy to promote such competencies.
Jane is, also, a member of The Board of Trustees for the Kendal Almshouse Charity.
Master’s dissertation: Can the pedagogue speak? Using autoethnography in the professional development of a pedagogue of creativity working in a technical-rational education culture.