Alongside her teaching, Jenny is also the Community Warden for Loughborough University. This involves a consistent multi-agency partnership working with Leicestershire Police, Charnwood Borough Council and various other local intervention agencies. She advises local landlords and councils on reducing student burglary and other crime prevention methods. As a member of the Sexual Violence working group, she assists the University with developing policies and practices to educate students in issues surrounding consent and the reduction of sexual violence.
She is also a qualified Suicide Prevention Trainer delivering training across the University and Loughborough College.
She uses her practical, multi-agency knowledge and connections to influence her practical and grounded approach to teaching. Her previous role as a student engagement consultant ensures that her teaching reflects best practice in high standards of positive student experience.

Jenny is a lecturer in Criminology. She has worked at various East Midlands Universities since graduating from Loughborough in 2001. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has taught on varied modules from imprisonment to risk management.


  • Wahidin, A & Ardley, J (2008) The Development of Prison Policy in Williams, B., Stout, B & Yates, J., ‘Applied Criminology’ Sage, London
  • Moss, K & Ardley, J (2007) The Nottingham Burglary Risk Index (BRIx) in Farrell, G., Bowers, S., Johnson and Townsley, M: Imagination for Crime Prevention: Essays in Honor of Ken Pease, Criminal Justice Press

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