About Me

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As of December 2015, Jennifer is an Associate Lecturer in Higher Education the School of Education and a part time Doctoral Researcher (submission Oct 2016) within the School of Media, Culture and Society at the University of the West of Scotland.

She is a digital media practitioner who has delivered digital materials, training and resource support for a number of education, third sector and cultural organisations. She was the project coordinator on the Creative Scotland funded #citizenrelay and more recently, for the Big Lottery funded Digital Commonwealth project, managing a national practice-research digital literacies project around Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Jennifer’s research interests include new media and event studies and more recently the application of media practice within education and community development environments. Her work focuses on social media (in 2015 she became one of JISC’s top 50 most influential social media professionals in Higher Education), media education, citizen journalism, media democratisation and major events.

Jennifer has passion for alternative and community media, working with art, educational and community groups across the UK to develop media and digital literacies and is interested in media activism around events and participatory media as an educational tool for developing awareness of political literacies and citizenship.




  • Phil Bradley June 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Really enjoyed your talk at #CILIPS13 – was great to see such positive examples of social media in action within the community. Just one quick point – Tweetdeck isn’t closing; it’s moving to a web only environment. I use Hootsuite on the web and have just moved onto using it on my iPhone, so that may be a possible option for you if you want to use the same product across the board.

    • Jennifer Jones June 13, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Hi Phil, thanks for getting in touch and I’m glad you enjoyed the presentation. I will be putting up the prezi and notes over next few days. Thanks also for pointing out the changes to Tweetdeck, I probably should have articulated it a bit better – the existing tweetdeck that worked on adobe air (pre-twitter ownership days) had a greater functionality (personally speaking of course), I consider the ‘new’ tweetdeck a watered down version which is pretty annoying for my searching & keeping tabs on hashtags/accounts :-(. Saying that, I don’t *mind* tweetdeck – or hootsuite – but I’m on the search for a tool that can replace that tweetdeck I’m used to. Just the nature of the web unfortunately. Kill all the useful platform! :)

  • Sharon January 11, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I have just discovered your webpage after hours and hours of avoiding opening this laptop all day to try and get going with my studying again. I have a masters thesis due in March this year and cannot extend it anymore so the pressure is on. All the hard work part has been done (so I am told) and I just need to write it up but just cannot get in to the zone and wondered if you could possibly give me the details for the writing retreat you were on. I live in Glasgow but don’t go to uws so not too sure if it is only for uws students. Any advice you have would be very much appreciated.
    ps. I will follow your blogg now I have discovered it as I found your work really intersting and would love to hear how you are progressing with you Phd so good luck.

    • Jennifer Jones January 14, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Hi Sharon, the best person to speak to re: writers’ retreat (which are open to everybody with a writing project) is Prof Rowena Murray (who is now based at UWS but does run retreats for a number of academics/postrda researchers) – I would advise dropping her an email and asking what she suggests. The entire retreat is £170 from Fri-Sun if you aren’t funded. Her profile (with contact details) are here: https://www.uws.ac.uk/staff-profiles/education/rowena-murray/
      Good luck completing your MA!
      Best wishes

      • Sharon February 16, 2014 at 10:13 pm

        Hi Jen
        Thank you for the info. i managed to get a place and going this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Fingers crossed but have a good feeling I will get some work done. Keep up your good work and good luck to you as well.

  • Binki (sobernoodles) July 22, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Hey Jennifer thanks so much for the follow, I tried to subscribe to your blog but it won’t let me, but I really do want to return the compliment! All the best x

    • Jennifer Jones July 24, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      Hi Binki – how strange, I’ll have a look and get back to you. I really enjoyed your ebook :) x


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