School of Social Work, Care and Community
Eden Building, ER234 / Burnley Victoria Mill 203
+44 (0) 1772 89 2775
Subject Areas: Social work
Jenny is a senior lecturer on the Community Leadership degree and masters and is currently module leader for Youth led Regeneration, Peer led Education, Citizenship and Cohesive Communities, Project Development, Practical Volunteer Management, Community Engagement and Volunteering and Safety Management. Jenny is currently completing her PhD around the role of digital media in young people’s sex and relationship education.
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 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 only 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 we work 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 which she completed in 2011 and has now gone on to study for her PhD which she aims to complete by 2020.
Through the Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership, Jenny runs the Touch Project in which she supports volunteers to deliver information to students about sexual health and substance use, this project is now affiliated with the Sexpression UK national network of Higher Education Sexual Health Projects. Jenny also runs an annual project, working with pre-NEET young people in secondary schools in Preston City Centre.
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