Jennifer has a Masters in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. She has worked in South Africa as a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of the Western Cape. She is currently finalising her PhD entitled: "Integration in South Africa: A study of changes in the community health system". She has also worked in Zambia and Kenya for the Ford Foundation funded "Study on Adolescents; Sexual Behaviour in Four African Cities with Different Levels of HIV Infection' through the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. In the UK she has worked for the CREST project (Collaborative Research in Epilepsy Stigma), at the University of Liverpool and involving partners in Vietnam and China.
The Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, the University of Leeds, which she joined in 2008, has given her the opportunity to explore Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). She is particularly passionate about its potential for full time UK students and working professionals from around the world. For the Nuffield Centre she has worked in Mali, Sudan and Uganda on various projects. Her other work involves the development of the Research Methods modules, which are undergoing change due to more stringent demands on risk assessment and ethics from the University of Leeds and increasing requests for support from both post and undergraduate students in developing research protocols for fieldwork.