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Clare Jenkins

Senior Lecturer, BA Journalism


Summary

Clare, who joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2008, teaches various modules including the History of Journalism and Feature Writing. She helped to establish the magazine journalism pathway, which is accredited by the Professional Publishers Association.

About

Clare, who joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2008, teaches various modules including the History of Journalism and Feature Writing. She helped to establish the magazine journalism pathway, which is accredited by the Professional Publishers Association.

Clare is also a BBC radio programme maker. She co-runs the independent radio production company Pennine Productions, which makes features and documentaries for BBC Radios 3 and 4. Recent (2015-16) Radio 4 programmes include The Other Side of Adoption, The Doctor's Dementia, and The Incubator, about the neonatal unit at King's College Hospital in London, as well as A Casual Clearance and The Sigh, a half-hour programme about the history and culture of sighing.

She has made and presented hundreds of features for magazine programmes such as Woman's Hour on Radio 4, and contributed interviews to four radio drama-documentaries: about suicide, gang crime in Manchester, the Isle of Man TT races, and Sheffield steelworkers.

With her Radio 4 colleague Judy Merry, she co-authored Relative Grief, an anthology of interviews recording people's experiences of bereavement, published by Jessica Kingsley (2006). She is also the author of A Passion for Priests, interviews with women in relationships with Roman Catholic priests (Hodder Headline, 1996). She co-produced an oral history of the Sheffield Sheffield cutlery industry, On the Knife Edge.

In her capacity as an oral historian, she was Visiting Research Fellow in Oral History at the University of Huddersfield, where she helped launch the Centre for Oral History Research (COHR), and coordinated two projects: Ethnic (later Asian) Voices, and The Two-Minute Silence (about which she also made a Radio 4 programme). A member of the Oral History Society, for some years Clare co-ran the Vox Pops oral history training company. This trained, among others, people with learning difficulties and profound deafness, primary and secondary school children, groups of elderly people and refugees, in interview and recording techniques.

Specialist areas of interest

Feature writing and magazines
Radio feature making
final year supervisions

Teaching

Journalism

BA Journalism

Feature Writing and Publishing 1, 2 and 3; History of Journalism

Publications

Conference papers

Jenkins, C. (2009). Working with children and refugees. In Oral History Society regional networkers' conference, Chester, 1 November 2009.

Jenkins, C. (2012). Famed For Its Knitting; Woman's Weekly magazine. In Women in Magazines, Kingston University, London, 22 June 2012 - 23 June 2012. http://womeninmagazines.tumblr.com/

Jenkins, C. (2009). "Can you say that again in 30 seconds?" The (sometimes uneasy) relationship between oral history and radio. In Oral History Society annual conference, Glasgow, 1 July 2009.

Jenkins, C. (2008). Relative Grief: Memories and media treatment of people bereaved by suicide. In Oral History Society regional networkers' conference, University of Huddersfield, 1 July 2008.

Jenkins, C. (2008). Rumer Godden and the Anglo-Indian community in India beforePartition. In Rumer Godden Symposium, King’s College, University of Cambridge, 1 November 2008.

Book chapters

Jenkins, C. (2010). A born storyteller : clips from the interviews. In Le-Guilcher, L., & Lassner, P.B. (Eds.) Rumer Godden : international and intermodern storyteller. (pp. 173-186). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate

Jenkins, C. (2010). Relative Grief: Interviews about Bereavement. In Narrative, Memory and Ordinary Lives. (pp. 123-134). Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield

Jenkins, C. (2010). Rumer Godden and the Anglo-Indian community in India beforePartition. In Le-Guilcher, L., & Lassner, P.B. (Eds.) Rumer Godden: International and Intermodern Storyteller. (pp. 173-186). London: Ashgate

Books

Jenkins, C., & Merry, J. (2005). Relative grief : parents and children, sisters and brothers, husbands, wives and partners, grandparents and grandchildren talk about their experience of death and grieving. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Jenkins, C. (1996). A Passion for Priests: women's relationships with Roman Catholic priests. London: Hodder Headline.

Media

Jenkins, C. (2012). Dad's last tape. [Radio programme]. BBC Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01k9q6q

Jenkins, C. (2012). Between the Ears: The Houses That Fall into the Sea. [Radio programme]. BBC Radio 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jxrph

Jenkins, C. (2012). Famed for its Knitting. [Radio programme]. BBC Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bmlt8

Jenkins, C. (2012). Between the Ears: Cow Dust Time. [Radio programme]. BBC Radio 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0195plv

Jenkins, C. (2009). The two-minute silence. [Radio programme]. BBC Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nnrcn

Jenkins, C. (2008). The minute when your life stops. [Radio drama-documentary]. BBC Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008p6b6

Jenkins, C. (2005). A son like mine. [Radio drama-documentary]. BBC Radio 4

Jenkins, C. (2003). Painted Fabrics. [Radio programme]. BBC Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/content/articles/2008/11/03/painted_fabrics_limited_feature.shtml

Jenkins, C. (2001). Blast. [Radio drama-documentary]. BBC Radio 4

Jenkins, C. (2000). Racer. [Radio drama-documentary]. BBC Radio 4

Jenkins, C. (2000). The Century speaks - BBC Radio Sheffield. [16 radio programmes]. BBC Radio Sheffield and BBC Radio 4

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