Jenny Higgins

School of Education
Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Jenny works in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues as a Research Fellow.  She the centre in September 2012 and was previously the Development Officer, managing community outreach and projects such as the Thank You Film Awards and Jubilee Awards for Service.

Jenny has extensive experience of developing projects for and working with young people.  She previously worked for the charity Volunteering Matters, managing volunteering-in-schools programmes and projects which help develop leadership skills and community awareness in young people, and worked for the NGO LEAP in Ethiopia, developing a personal and social curriculum for a school in rural Lalibela.  She is also the co-founder and Trustee of Hanna’s Orphanage, a UK charity set up to support the maintenance and expansion of Hanna Orphans’ Home in Ethiopia.

She is currently completing an MRes in African Studies, with a particular focus on how young people in Northern Ethiopia understand poverty.


1st Class BA Hons Creative Writing and English