Dr Jen Grove

Biography

Academic Appointments
 
2015-2020 Engaged Research Fellow, University of Exeter. Wellcome-Trust funded project “The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940”. Joint primary investigators: Professor Kate Fisher and Dr Jana Funke. 
2013-2014   Research Assistant, Sex and History Project, Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter
2009-2011   Graduate Teaching Assistant, Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter
2008 Research Assistant, Sex and History Project, Centre for Medical History, University of   Exeter
 
Education
 
2009-2014 AHRC-funded PhD, University of Exeter. The collection and reception of sexual antiquities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Supervised by Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands. Examined by Barbara Borg, Daniel Orrells (KCL) and Vicky Coltman (Edinburgh). 
 
2007-2008 MA Ethics, Religion and Society, University of Exeter (Distinction)
 
2003-2005 BA in Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter (First Class honours)
 

Memberships:

  • Society for the History of Collecting
  • Museums and Galleries History Group (MGHG)
  • European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)
  • Arts Health Early Career Research Network
  • Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

I am also a member of: 

  • Public Engagement Strategic Advisory Group, University of Exeter
  • Community and Public Engagement Strategy Working Group, University of Exeter
  • Selection panel for the Early Career Researcher Exploratory Awards, University of Exeter
  • National LGBT History Month academic conference committee, Schools OUT UK
 
Grants, Awards and Prizes
 
2018 Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, £5997.90, University of Exeter. Co-I on Evaluating the Nuances of Community Engagement Project.
2016-2018 Above & Beyond Prizes, including for The Exeter LGBT History Festival, University of Exeter
2017 Pamela Sheridan Award (highly commended), Family Planning Association for innovation and good practice in relationships and sex education (with Sex & History project).
2017 Early Career Researcher Exploratory Award, £3000, University of Exeter 
2017 Equality and Diversity Funding/College of Humanities for The Exeter LGBT History Festival £3,000, University of Exeter (with Jana Funke)
2017 Early Career Researcher Collaborative Research Awards, £5000, The Culture Capital Exchange funded by Arts Council England and HEFCE (with Coral Manton). 
2013 Honorary Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter
2011 Classical Association and Institute of Classical Studies funding for ‘Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Reception of Ancient World’ conference. 
2005 Bertie Black Prize, awarded to the student of Classics with the most outstanding academic performance, University of Exeter
 
 
Grants I've had a key role in securing
 
2018 Wellcome Research Enrichment - Public Engagement award, £147,315.00, for “Transformations: Encountering Gender and Science” (awarded to Kate Fisher and Jana Funke)
2015 - 2019 Innovation, Impact and Business funding, £8,500, University of Exeter, for “Sex & History” impact activities and evaluation (awarded to Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands). 
2016 RCUK Empowering Partnerships: Enabling Engagement, £10,000, funded through National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement’s Schools-University Partnerships Initiative (SUPI (awarded to Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands)
2013 RCUK Catalyst fund, £2000, for “Sex & History” event at RAMM (awarded to Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands).
2013 AHRC REACT Pump priming award, £15,000 for “Sex & History” (awarded to Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands).
2013 AHRC Cultural Engagement fund, £5000 for “Sex & History”. This funded me to develop a network of partners in sexual health and education (awarded to Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands).
 
 
Continuing Professional Development
 
National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement Researcher’s Academy, 2018-2019.
(Ongoing) Researcher Development training, University of Exeter, 2009-present day.
Inside Edge Media Training 2014 and 2016
Building and using databases for historical research, Institute of Historical Research (self-taught online) December, 2015.
Introduction to Evaluating Public Engagement Impacts, Methods For Change, Bristol, December 2015.
How to Use Questionnaires for Impact Evaluation, Methods For Change, London, November 2015.
Hidden Collections: From Archive to Asset: AHRC-funded postgraduate programme reinterpreting archival material through digitisation and public engagement, organised by University of Nottingham, October 2012-July 2013.
Communicating Ancient Greece and Rome: AHRC-funded postgraduate public engagement training programme organised by the Archive of Performances of Greek & Roman Drama, University of Oxford, December 2010 -June 2012.
Postgraduate methodology workshop series in Classical Reception Studies, organised by Open University, ICS, London, 2010-2011.
Teaching Classical Reception Studies Graduate Workshop Series, organised by Open University, ICS, February 2012.
Supporting Graduate Teachers workshop, organised by The Subject Centre for Classics and Archaeology, Exeter, October 2010.
Classics and Museums Postgraduate workshop, organised by University of Bristol and Petrie Museum, ICS, London, June, 2010.
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Stage 1, University of Exeter, 2010.
 
 
Conference and Seminar Organisation
 
  • Sex, Science and Censorship in the 19th and 20th century conference, 2020, funded by Wellcome Trust.
  • Sex, Sexuality and Classical Reception seminar, February 2019, funded by Wellcome Trust, hosted by the Centre for Medical History at University of Exeter, organised in conjunction with the Exeter Classical Receptions Network.
  • Hybrid Academics and Engaged Researchers workshop, September 2018, University of Exeter (with Sanja Djerasimovic).
  • Interdisciplinary Histories conference, February 2017, funded by Wellcome Trust, hosted by the Centre for Medical History at University of Exeter (with Kate Fisher and Jana Funke). 
  • Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality, and History conference, April 2012, funded by Wellcome Trust, hosted by the Centre for Medical History at University of Exeter (with Jana Funke).
  • Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Reception of the Ancient World (AMPRAW), hosted by Institute for Classical Studies, London, December, 2011 (as part of team of 5 postgraduates).
  • Classics and Ancient History Seminar Series, University of Exeter, 2010-2011 (with Earl Banner).
 
Administration & Project Coordination

2015-present Project management for “Rethinking Sexology” project, University of Exeter

2009-present Project management for “Sex & History” project, University of Exeter

2015 Project Coordinator, University Strategic Programme Office, University of Auckland.

2014 Student Housing Advisor, Bath Spa University.