After completing a tenancy as chair for the Media Trust’s Brilliant Scotland in March 2016, Jennifer Jones launched her consultancy Media for Communities. This focuses on research, education and advocacy for supporting digital media in community settings.
Previously, Jennifer was the National Project Co-ordinator for the Scottish Government Legacy 2014 project, Digital Commonwealth. This was part of the wider Digital Scotland agenda and helped develop strategies for:
- improving digital literacy
- addressing issues of digital inclusion and exclusion
- and examining technical and infrastructural challenges across different areas across Scotland.
This post gave Jennifer extensive experience in:
- digital research and co-design
- project management
- community engagement and recruitment
- evaluating projects
- and working with a wide range of stakeholders.
Jennifer regularly speaks at events about digital practice in communities. She designs and runs practical training sessions relating to digital contexts such as social media, web development and digital archiving.
In this capacity, she has worked with many high-profile organisations and universities throughout the UK, including Erasmus+, Big Lottery Fund, British Council, Carnegie Trust, the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
In March 2017, Jennifer completed a PhD which used innovative digital and community-based research methods to examine the impact of new media on the Olympic Games.