About Jennifer Jackson
Jennifer has been involved with the project management of national and local research within a wide range of areas. She joined the Community Operational Research Unit at the University of Lincoln in 2000. Prior to this she had worked as a researcher both at the Motor Industry Research Unit at the University of East Anglia and at the University of Huddersfield on a national research project to develop the placement and assessment procedures of work placements within degree structures. Projects at Lincoln University has included research within the community and voluntary sector, health and criminal justice system, local government, employment agencies, housing, ageing support organisations and sports partnerships. Many of these projects have been long term as a five year evaluation of a Healthy Living centre within Lincolnshire Probation, 3 years researching the effects of physical activity programmes on health outcomes and presently a 3 year evaluation of the MOVE employment project. Jennifer’s particular research interests are in health inequalities, promotion and services, ageing, employment and community/rural issues. This has involved engaged research and partnerships with service providers often engaging hard to reach groups and beneficiaries, such as drug users and offenders, in evaluating and the value/impact of programmes and understanding societal concerns.
Lecturer in research methods for Masters programmes.
Chair of LIBS Ethics Committee
University Ethics Committee Member
Research methods and philosophy
Diploma in Research
Diploma In Export Management/Institute of Export Part 1
B.A. (Hons) Humanities (Economics, Politics)
PhD - University of Lincoln in health inequalities and health services for marginalised groups
• Evaluation of Greater Lincolnshire MOVE – ‘Moving On: Volunteering and Employability ’ project, aiming to help long term unemployed and economically inactive people back into paid work (2017-19)
• Evaluation of Familyfocus’ Grub Club Project reviewing innovative approaches to changing food patterns within family dynamics (2015-16)
• Support of Interdisciplinary Student Competition to create a design guide for Extra Care Housing (2015-16).
• Local Food in Lincolnshire: improving access to healthy, affordable food for all, University of Lincoln (2015-16)
• Researching the experience of international students in developing networks within higher education (2015)
• Recording the memories of older estate and village residents for the Hainton History Project (2014)
• Research into the housing needs/well-being of older adults and Lincolnshire’s ageing population - (2013 - 2014).
• Research and evaluation of Green Synergy and the holistic value of Community Gardens within Lincoln’s Abbey ward in relation to community, environmental, social and individual well-being. (2012-14).
• Evaluation and research into impact of Exercise Referral and Fit Kids Staying Healthy schemes evaluating long-term changes in physical activity and healthier lifestyle patterns. For NHS Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Sports Partnership (2011-2012)
• 2-year evaluation and research into six Lincolnshire Choosing Health funded physical activity programmes to understand how communities and individuals can be more involved in physical activity programmes. For NHS Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Sports Partnership (2009-2011).
• Evaluation and research into the intergenerational effects and benefits of participation of older adults and school children in a joint ‘Wii’ project. For Lincolnshire County Council (2008-2009).
• 5-year evaluation of the health needs of offenders and provision of a Healthy Living Centre within Lincolnshire Probation researching the role of services, access, intervention in health changes and barriers. For Lincolnshire Probation (2003-2008).
• Evaluation of the role of the Oasis Family Resilience worker and the impact and effectiveness of the Oasis Project researching the service provision and needs of families affected by alcohol and drug misuse For the Lincolnshire Oasis Project. (2007-2008 and 2009-2010).
• Review of ‘Growing the Future’, a European Union Leader plus project in the Lincolnshire Fenland area to develop engagement of younger students. For the Lincolnshire and Rutland Education Business Partnership (2007-2008).
• Impact evaluation of ERDF funding for community development in Lincoln’s Abbey and Park wards to analyse factors initiating sustainable change and regeneration within communities. For the Lincolnshire Community Development Project (2005-2006).
• Impact analysis of new street lighting in the Abbey Ward of Lincoln to determine effects on perceptions of crime, security, environment and activity patterns. For Lincoln City Council (2004).
• Analysis of service requirements and needs of drug users in North and North East Lincolnshire. For North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire Drug Action Teams (2002).
• National survey of the processes of consultation and participation for people with disabilities. For the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (2001)