Hello, I’m Jen, a UK academic, writer, and community-based creative practitioner. My PhD research and writing focussed on how Rochdale has been represented in text, maps, and in my own writing of place. I’m currently a Research Associate at Manchester Metropolitan University working with Dr Ben Challis on Multisensory Environments Design.

I believe that everyone can be creative - research shows this.

I write fiction, plays, poetry and articles for magazines. I support people in exploring writing and have mentored adults and young people.

I have public liability insurance and Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau. I have professional memberships of the National Association of Writers in Education and the Society of Authors. I’m also a member of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment - UK and Ireland branch.

I can be contacted on me [at] jenbee.me.uk (replace the “at” with @)