Jenny Webster

Jenny Webster

Editorial and Project Assistant

School of Language and Global Studies

Harrington Building, HA217

+44 (0) 1772 89 5457

Subject Areas: Deaf Studies and Sign Languages

Jenny has been providing language support and editorial assistance at iSLanDS since 2007, and has worked with deaf students at UCLan since 2001. In her present role at iSLanDS, she supports research into endangered sign languages, sign multilingualism, and deaf literacy.

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Jenny is a language support tutor, theatre captioner, electronic notetaker, editor/proofreader, and BSL/English interpreter and translator. She has taught electronic notetaking courses, is a founding member of the Association of Notetaking Professionals (ANP), and assisted with the development of NoteED electronic notetaking software at UCLan. Jenny has also worked as a journalist, web writer, English tutor, and transcriber.

After completing her associate’s degree at Whatcom Community College in the USA in 2000, she gained a BA (hons) Journalism degree at UCLan in 2003, and an MA in English Language with distinction from Lancaster University in 2007. She received a Level 6 NVQ in British Sign Language in 2012 and a Postgraduate Diploma in BSL/English Interpreting and Translation at UCLan in 2015.


  • Association of Notetaking Professionals (ANP)
  • Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI)