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After graduating with a first in BA(hons) Drama in 2008 and going on to achieve a distinction in MA Drama and Theatre Education Jennifer is now working towards her PhD with the University of Warwick alongside her work as a freelance theatre education practitioner.

Funded through the Economic and Social Research Council, Jennifer's research asks whether a greater understanding of learning through play in older children can give new insight into assessing the impact of theatre-based approaches to teaching Shakespeare.

A year's work in residence with Shakespeare's Globe gave Jennifer a secure grounding in working within schools, theatre and communty settings. Here she gained experience in working with a whole variety of students, from SEN to gifted and talented; and developed her interest in the role of play in learning and project evaluation followed in her freelance work and research.

Jennifer now continues her relationship at Shakespeare's Globe as a freelance practitoner alongside other organisations such as Discover Children's Storytelling Centre, community theatre of 25 years' standing Theatre Peckham, and early years company Dramabuds.

Jennifer's wealth of training and practical experience means she can design a workshop directly for the needs of your school, youth, community or theatre group. Anything from an hour's introduction to a topic to a day, week or term-long project.

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