Jan is an author and lecturer living in South Yorkshire. Until 2008 she was the Senior Lecturer in Film and Television at Bournemouth University’s Media School, teaching on the BA (Honours) degrees in Interactive Media, Scriptwriting and Television Production. She was the Programme Leader for the MA in Post-Production, and contributed to MA Screenwriting as well as supervising MA and PhD students.

Currently the Higher Education Academic Leader for programmes at the
Sheffield College University Centre, Jan is helping to develop new degrees, scholarship and research across the curricula. She also teaches on the BA (Hons) Creative Practice, and Access to Education Professions, specialising in Critical Theory, English Language and Film.

Her interests are based around ancient myth and legend; authorship, genre and narrative; editing and mise-en-scène; military history and images of war in film and television.