Jess Bishop
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Jess Bishop is on secondment as an Academic Developer in the Office for Teaching and Learning, and Course Director for the PgC in Academic Practice in Higher Education at Coventry University. My substantive role is Assistant Professor in Youth and Community Work based in the Faculty of Health and lIfe Sciences. Jess has over 25 years’ experience of teaching in formal and informal education settings in Primary and Secondary schools, a variety of Youth Work organisations and Higher Education. She is a Qualified Teacher (QTS), Qualified Youth Worker (JNC) and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) with a passion for growth and strength-based development of the individual. Jess is a Member of Chartered Management Institute (MCMI) and experienced in charity governance and leadership and management in the voluntary and statutory sector. Her current research is around youth work and spirituality; death, dying and loss; and employability resilience during austerity. 

Research Interests

Education ; Academic Development; Voluntary Sector ; Rural Youth Work ; Youth Volunteering ; Leadership and Management ; Inter-professional Working ; Young People’s Spirituality ; Youth Work, Community Work and Play Work; Death and Loss.

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Warwickshire College Group


Award Date: 20 Jul 2010

Leadership and Management, Postgraduate Certificate

Award Date: 20 Jul 2010

Education, Postgraduate Certificate, Coventry University


Award Date: 2 Jan 2010

Education/Youth and Community Work, MA, University of Birmingham


Award Date: 5 Jul 2008

Youth and Community Work, Postgraduate Diploma, University of Birmingham


Award Date: 20 May 2005

Education, Degree, University College of Ripon and York St John

Sep 1997Jul 2001

Award Date: 7 Aug 2001

Education, Doctorate, Coventry University


External positions

External Examiner, University College Birmingham

1 Sep 2019 → …

External Examiner, Canterbury Christ Church University

2018 → …

Vice Chair and Trustee, Young People First


External Examiner, Staffordshire University

1 Oct 201330 Sep 2018

External Examiner, University of Gloucestershire

1 Oct 201330 Sep 2017

Trustee, Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs

1 Jan 20122018

Trustee, Rural Youth Network

1 Apr 20102012


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