Past fellows and projects

Jessica Russell

Jessica Russell worked at Southend Adult Community College and is currently lead for the Adult Education Mental Health Research project, funded by the Department for Education at the time of her fellowship

She has extensive experience in community engagement and in the design and delivery of community learning for the most disadvantaged groups, working in partnership with a range of statutory and third sector stakeholder organisations.

Jessica is qualified to teach in the lifelong learning sector and has delivered across a range of curriculum areas from English and maths functional skills to community and family learning.

She is the current Chair of the REACH South Essex Recovery College Consortium board, a pilot initiative between statutory and voluntary mental health sector organisations and further education providers.