Jackie joined the University of Gloucestershire in June 2021 as the Deputy-Vice-Chancellor and Provost. Before that she was a Pro Vice-Chancellor at both the University of Sheffield and De Montfort University and also previously Head of the Graduate School and Director of the Humanities Research Centre at the University of Warwick.
Jackie has overall responsibility for the development and delivery of the academic portfolio and for academic planning and budgeting. She leads the seven Heads of School and guides, supports, and facilitates their strategic leadership. She also provides leadership on academic workforce planning.
Jackie chairs the Portfolio Diversification Programme Board and the Education Strategy Board, both of which are key pillars in delivering our growth ambitions and developing the curriculum to take account of the current and future educational needs of our students.
Jackie is a Professor of British Literature and specialises in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. She is the author of five monographs and more than 50 articles and essays, and has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania.