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Biography

Jenny joined the journalism and media teaching staff in 2016 as a Senior University Practitioner (Public Relations and Magazine Journalism).

She teaches on undergraduate modules in promotional culture and PR, magazine design and production and longer-form media writing. Jenny is also a work experience and industry liaison lead.

Until 23/24, on becoming full time Subject Area Leader, Jenny combined her university work with a part-time role as editorial excellence manager at Scriba PR, an award-winning technical specialist PR agency in Huddersfield. 

She is a former press officer for National Day Nurseries Association, a campaigning charity that supports childcare providers, and communications manager for Great Places Housing Group, a large, sector-leading housing association in Manchester.

Jenny started her career as a news reporter for the Huddersfield Daily Examiner aged 19 and has also worked as a feature writer and production journalist. She became head of content at the Examiner before moving into PR.

She has a first class BA Hons degree in fine art from Leeds Arts University (2012) which she studied for part-time. Jenny also has a Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) postgraduate diploma (2009), National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) qualification, and an MA by Research in Communication, Cultural and Media Studies (2022).

Research Expertise and Interests

  •  Public relations and communications, particularly in the public and third (charity/community) sectors

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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