Programme Leader Jackie has extensive experience as a staff journalist on regional publications, and has also freelanced for national newspapers and lifestyle magazines.
She spent a large section of her career at the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo, working as a designer, senior sub-editor, feature writer and features editor.
She is currently researching media relations with the bereaved and has authored a number of publications, including work on the death knock written with Dr Sallyanne Duncan of Strathclyde University. They have also written a chapter in the book The Phone-Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial.
A qualified lecturer, Jackie holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Psychology and has a Masters in Education.