Associate Lecturer, School of Film and Television
I live with friends and my dog by the sea. I write, teach and facilitate because my job is to create stories and to help other people create stories too. I'm working with the National Trust on a series of story discovery workshops across England. I facilitate the writers development programme at the Minack Theatre. Working with Writers Block, I run writing workshops for young people currently living in care and for people who see writing as part of their personal wellbeing. I script edit film and theatre scripts, including Mark Hayhurst's First Light for Chichester Festival Theatre and Wolf's Child for Wildworks. I've worked in children's television and documentary. Formerly, I script-edited television dramas for the BBC and ITV network. I perform my one-woman-show, Life Girl, I write stage-plays for families, film scripts and I perform story-telling and stand-up. I've written or produced 27 short films which have won 6 awards, including an Oscar. I'm a graduate of the National Film and Television School, I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education and I'm a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. My agent is Nicky Lund at David Higham Associates.
|1995||Graduate of the National Film and Television School||NFTS|
Membership of external committeesFellow of the Higher Education Academy
Research interests and expertise
- Risk Taking Writing - exploring alternative pathways to generate ideas for film and television drama
- Narrative structure and the hero's journey
- Using drama and writing within a community context
- Writing for well being
Research centre and group affiliationsPedare: Centre for Pedagogic Arts-based Research
- Risk Taking Writing
Areas of teaching
- Creative Events Management
- Narrative Structure
- Television Production
- Screenwriting, MA Professional Writing
- Screenwriting, BA(Hons) English with Creative Writing
- Introduction to Narrative Structure, MA Professional Writing
- Film & Television MA (Online)
Policy engagement within Cornwall
Engagement with organisations which contribute to the development of educational, cultural or socio-economic policies in Cornwall
Consultancy and facility services
Working with the Academy for Innovation & Research, delivered narrative structure techniques and training with a business marketing and development context.
Independent professional practice
Screenwriting, play writing, short story writing, script editing.
Social, community and cultural engagement
Jane is a contributor to The Writers Block, Golowan Festival, Penzance Literary Festival and Port Elliot Festival.