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Jennifer Sanders

Jenny Sanders

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Social Work and Health


Jenny Sanders is a Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences (Student Academic Experience). This role involves leading on School level activities such as induction, engagement and Student Mentors. She also leads the module Health, Social Care and Crime on BA Health and Social Care Induction, as well as supervisor for Dissertations.

In 2020 Jenny received the Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award, and was noted for her innovative use of technology in teaching and learning. She has seen been involved with reviewing VCTA applications and observing applicant's teaching sessions. Jenny also reviews internal Advance HE Fellowship and Ethics applications.

Career overview

Upon completion of her MSc Forensic Psychology, Jenny progressed from Bank Support Worker to Temporary Manager of a residential care home for adults with learning disability and Autism spectrum conditions. During this time she completed her Leadership Diploma gaining Registered Manager’s Status.

Jenny entered academia in 2013, working for a charity delivering Health and Social Care qualifications. She then joined Staffordshire University where she was Programme Advisor and developed the BSc Health and Social Care course. Moving to De Montfort University in 2015, Jenny became Deputy Programme Lead and co-lead for the revalidation of BSc Health and Wellbeing in Society course. She has Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy status.

Since entering academia, Jenny has held several external examiner roles for Public Health/Health and Social Care courses, as well as being an external advisor for several programme validation events.

Research areas

Starting her PhD in Psychology January 2020 - Lived experience of Autistic individuals sexual knowledge, behavour and experiences


Barnard, A., Calabria, V., and Griffiths, L. (2023). Key themes in health and social care. 2nd Ed. London: Routledge [3 chapters]

Machin, R., et. al. (2021). Teaching and lecturing internships - a case study from a UK University. Manuscript submitted for publication

Kevern, P., and Sanders, J. (2015). ‘Death-confident congregations’? Lessons from the GraveTalk Pilot. Journal of New Writing in Health and Social Care, 1 (2), 21-30

Hattink, B., et. al. (2015). Web-based STAR E-learning course increases empathy and understanding in dementia carers: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial in the Netherlands and the UK. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17 (10), e241

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