Staff Profiles: Prof. Ros Jennings

Prof. Ros Jennings

Staff Profile: Prof. Ros Jennings
University Head of Posgraduate Research, Co-Director of the Centre for Women, Ageing and Media (WAM)

Prof. Ros Jennings

Prof. Ros Jennings

University Head of Posgraduate Research, Co-Director of the Centre for Women, Ageing and Media (WAM)

Film and Television

Music and Media

I am passionate about fighting cultural ageism through my own and collaborative research activism. As a manager, mentor and supervisor my role is to support early career researchers to produce research that empowers women to not fear growing old.

Biography

I am Co-Director of the Centre for Women Ageing and Media (WAM) and Head of Postgraduate Research at the University. I have over 20 years’ experience in research degree management and development training for postgraduate students and their supervisors. I am a self-confessed methods geek and am interested in developing multiple collaborative qualitative approaches to research problems in the area of women and ageing, old age and media cultures.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) Peace Studies University of Bradford 1990
MA Women's Studies University of York 1993
PhD Film and Television Studies University of Warwick 1997

Teaching and research

Teaching

Research Degree Supervision specialising in autoethnograpy, textual and other qualitative approaches.

Level

Postgraduate

Research

Popular music, film and television in relation to women, ageing and cultural ageisms.

Publications

More publications from Prof. Ros Jennings can be found in the Research Repository.

Completed Supervisions

More thesis supervision by Prof. Ros Jennings can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Deputy Executive Director of the European Network in Aging studies.

Subjects for media interviews

Older women in/and poular music and television.

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External examining

I have examined PhDs at institutions in the UK, Canada and Australia.