Incus Training Manager
My association with DSN spans over 25 years. During this time, I have experienced many roles and have supported people with a sensory loss across all of our geographical areas. My role within our team is to manage the training arm of Incus and to meet the demand made on us. To develop and enjoin training across the broad spectrum of Incus, whilst working closely with our research team.
Dr. Jenna Littlejohn
Head of Research, Health & Incus Partnerships
With a background in neuroscience, I joined DSN in 2014 and working with the D/deaf community really helped spark a passion for auditory neuroscience and hearing research. I work as a research fellow at the University of Manchester and here, my role within the incus team is twofold: to partner with organisations and offer consultancy services to promote sensory awareness and inclusion; as well as aid with the development and delivery of bespoke training courses, ensuring all content is current and evidence-based.
Head Trainer and Lead BSL Tutor
I was born Profoundly Deaf and both my Parents are Profoundly Deaf too.
I was initially inspired to teach by my Dad, as he taught in a college and I used to go with him in the evening time and watch when I was 14 yrs old – until I started as a Freelance Teacher in 1993. I then saw the job and starting work in DSN in 2000 – I have been teaching for nearly 30 years!
Following my career break after having my 2 daughters, I commenced work for Services for Deaf People in Bedfordshire in January 1993 – October 1997. I then moved to Cheshire at the end of 1997 and worked for The Football Association as Education and Training Officer for just short of 20 years before joining the incus team as incus administrator in January 2021.
I have over 30 years’ experience in customer service and administration.
Previously I worked for 15 years for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. In this time, I worked within several departments including Training , Front of House and line managed the ICT Service Desk. I then went onto to work for Cheshire Police based at HQ where I worked as an HR administrator for eight years before joining the Incus team in January 2023.
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