Project Development Manager - Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDIH)
With over 10 years of experience conceptualising and managing global disability sport and education programmes, Jennie recently joined Loughborough University to manage the Global Disability Innovation Hub's project - Overcoming Stigma though Paralympic Sport.
This four year project is part of a wider programme focused on Assistive Technology funded through the UK Department for International Development (DFID). It aims to build on lessons learned from London 2012 to breakdown stigma related to disability in Africa through the delivery of Para sport & education activities, Paralympic broadcasting and cross cutting action research.
Prior to joining the University, Jennie led the education team at the International Paralympic Committee for the past 6 years. Where she build the foundation for I'mPOSSIBLE - the Paralympic Movement's school based education programme. Previous experience also includes project management in the area of sport and physical education policy for UNESCO's fifth World Sports Ministers conference in 2013, and field work in sport for development sector in Canada and the Caribbean.
Jennie has an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the Western University in Canada and Masters degree in Adapted Physical Activity from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.
Current research and collaborations
The project 'Overcoming Stigma through Paralympic Sport' will be realized through funding from the UK Department for International Development via the Global Disability Innovation Hub. The project will be delivered in partnership with the International Paralympic Committee and its identified member organisations.