Sarah-Jane Crowson

Scholarship Development Manager


Sarah graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1992 with a BA (Hons) Degree in English and American Literature. Her research credits include articles on John Donne, Katherine Mansfield and Sylvia Townsend-Warner.

Sarah-Jane is currently Scholarship Development Manager at Hereford College of Arts. Her role is part of the HEFCE Funded 'AoC Scholarship Project'. This is a national project which aims to develop and embed a distinctive scholarly culture in College-based Higher Education. Our partners in this project are Gloucestershire College and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, and Sarah-Jane works across all three centres with staff and students, encouraging and supporting individual scholarship and research.
 
This year, she has presented and published research around less formal learning spaces across the sector, including at the SEDA Spring Conference and Wales NEXUS conference. She has a strong research interest in practice-as-research and the cultural value of crafts practice, both in teaching and learning and as a sustainable alternative to a consumerist culture. Sarah-Jane is interested in how crafts practices can be used to support creative collaborations and enable innovations which are wholly relevant to problem-solving in contemporary society.