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Jennifer Sanders

Jennifer Sanders

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Social Work and Health


Jennifer (Jenny) Sanders is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care. She is leads and teaches on a number of Modules: Current Issues in Health and Social Care; Health,Social Care and Crime and Leadership in Health and Social Care. She is also Course Admissions/Year 1/Success For All Tutor.

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.

Research areas

Starting her PhD in Psychology January 2020 - Exploring why Autistic individuals exhibit harmful sexual behaviour.


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