Jackie is a senior lecturer in Journalism and a former print reporter, feature writer, designer and editor who has worked on a number of high-profile stories from political scandals to riots and disasters.
She spent much of her career with the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo and maintains strong industry links with the regional and national media as the department’s work experience co-ordinator.
A psychology graduate with a Master’s in educational management, she is particularly interested in journalists’ relations with the bereaved and associated sensitive interviewing. She has published on bereaved families’ varying responses to news media intrusion and written papers and a book chapter on death reporting and humanitarian journalism with Dr Sallyanne Duncan of the University of Strathclyde.
Jackie is a fellow of the Higher Education academy and her teaching specialisms include feature writing, print production and aspects of media law and ethics.
In terms of teaching work, Jackie is module leader for the Print and Online Production Journalism module and the Understanding News Media module on the undergraduate course and for News and Professional practice on the Master’s degree.
She is also co-tutor for Content Generation, Advanced Law and Ethics and International Law and Ethics for undergraduates.