Dr Jennifer Hill

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  • Qualifications:BA (Hons), PhD, PG Cert HE, PFHEA, NTF, FRGS, CGeog
  • Position:Associate Professor: Geography & Environmental Management
  • Department:FET - Geography and Environmental Management
  • Telephone:+44 (0)117 32 83042
  • Email:Jennifer.Hill@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Jenny studied for her undergraduate degree in geography at St Anne’s College, Oxford University and for her PhD (in biogeography) at Swansea University. She also holds a PG Cert. HE from UWE Bristol. She taught at the Universities of Worcester and Exeter before moving to UWE. Jenny is passionate about teaching, researching and developing curricula and practice in geography and cognate disciplines. She has held the roles of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Deputy Head of Department and Associate Head of Department (Research & Scholarship) during her time at UWE. Jenny is currently an Associate Professor, University Learning and Teaching Fellow and a National Teaching Fellow. She is a registered Advance HE Academic Associate and is currenly working as an invited consultant on the national Advance HE Calibration Development Group, informing the OfS Degree Standards Project.
 
Jenny teaches at Undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels, and delivers professional development across diverse disciplines within the institution and nationally. She acts as external examiner for undergraduate programmes and PhD theses. After winning her NTF in 2011 she was featured in the first ‘Teaching Intelligence’ report of Times Higher Education (13 October 2011, pp. 22-23).
 
Jenny is a PADI qualified advanced open water diver and underwater naturalist. She has dived a number of sites in the Great Barrier Reef, the Caribbean, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.​

Area of expertise

Jenny currently researches into the area of environmental resource management and she is internationally recognised for her scholarship in higher education pedagogies. Jenny has published 80 journal articles and book chapters and 3 co-edited books. She has published 154 other articles including consultancy reports, book reviews, conference papers/proceedings and invited presentations in the education and public sectors. She has delivered keynote papers in the UK, USA and Australia. Her Google Scholar h-index is 18 and she has over 1,250 citations. Her research has been funded by  ESRC, HEA and Forest Research. She purposefully applies the outcomes of her enquiry to educational enhancement and development.  

In support of her research, Jenny is a Chartered Geographer (CGeog), a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) (FRGS), Principal Fellow in the UKPSF, Member of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) and Member of the International Network for Learning and Teaching Geography in HE (INLT).
 
Jenny has chaired the RGS-IBG Higher Education Research Group and is currently a member of the International Editorial Boards for Journal of Geography in Higher Education and Higher Education Pedagogies. She is a former member of the Editorial Collective for Geography and Editor-in-Chief of Planet.
 
Jenny has undertaken a number of national education enhancement roles including serving on the QAA Review Panel for the Geography Subject Benchmark Statement, NERC Peer Review college, HEA National Teaching Fellowships and ISSOTL Annual Conferences. She is an invited member of the HEA Assessment and Feedback Community of Practice and the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) Steering Group.

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