Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death, on 4 September 2022, of Jennifer Jackson.
Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death, on 4 September 2022, of Jennifer Jackson, former member of the (then) Department of Philosophy for more than forty years, and founding Director of the Centre for Business and Professional Ethics, aged 82.
Jennifer took up her position at Leeds in January 1967 and for most of her time in the Department she was the only woman. In 1989 she set about the process of founding the Centre for Business and Professional Ethics (CBPE). With some initial seed-corn funding she undertook a visit to North America to speak to institutions in the US and Canada with already existing Centres in various areas of applied/practical ethics. However the most significant initial activity fostered by the Centre was the MA in Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics, which is now in its 33rd year – and thus one of the longest running and most respected such MAs in the UK,
Jennifer was a good citizen within the life of the University throughout her time at Leeds. Her easy manner made her adept at building relationships across disciplines. In discussions of Departmental or University strategy, she never thrust herself forward, but was always a wise contributor to deliberations. Above all though, for those who were her colleagues, Jennifer will be remembered for her unfailing warmth, humour and kindness.Posted in: ObituariesUniversity news