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.