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:+4411732 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 holds a PG Cert. HE from UWE. 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 Academic Practice Partner at UWE. She is a National Teaching Fellow (NTF), A Principal Fellow in the UKPSF (PFHEA), and a registered Advance HE Academic Associate. Jenny is currently working as an invited consultant on the national OfS/Advance HE Degree Standards Project. She is the 2019 recipient of the RGS-IBG Taylor & Francis Award for sustained contributions to teaching and learning in higher education.
Jenny is a senior academic with substantial experience managing quality and standards. She has worked as an advisor to universities, examination boards, Advance HE and the Quality Assurance Agency. After winning her NTF in 2011 she was featured in the first ‘Teaching Intelligence’ report of Times Higher Education (October 2011).

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 written over 100 journal articles, book chapters and co-edited books. She has published over 155 other articles including consultancy reports, 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 20 and she has approximately 1,500 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), 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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