Jenny is a Senior lecturer on the Community Leadership degree and on the Community Leadership MA. She is currently module leader for Youth Led Regeneration, Peer Led Outreach Education, Practical Volunteer Management, Citizenship and Cohesive Communities, and Volunteering and Safety Management.
Jenny is also a second year personal tutor and co-ordinates the Touch Project and the Ambassadors for the Future project.
Jenny studied at UCLan and completed her undergraduate degree in 2006 graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Criminology and completed her postgraduate degree in 2011, graduating with a MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
While studying at UCLan for her undergraduate degree she worked with Preston Youth Offending Team (YOT) 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 a Community Learning Development Officer responsible for accrediting the work of our volunteers with alternative forms of accreditation. This was a temporary contract for 6 months to work on the V project, and was extended to enable her to work on the European Social Fund (ESF)/Learning and Skills Council (LSC) funded project Ambassadors for the Future, working with NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) young people between the ages of 16 and 19.
Jenny is also responsible for running the Touch project, a peer led outreach education project which has been run through the CVCL for 10 years.
Jenny supports volunteers to deliver information to students about sexual health and substance use.
Jenny was heavily involved in Preston Guild and delivered introductory training to all Guild volunteers.
Jenny’s research interests lie in young people and crime and in the use of peer education to discuss issues of sexual health and substance use.