Jennifer read Music at the University of Edinburgh and continued her research there, gaining an MPhil in Composition in 1996. She was then appointed Composer in Residence at Stewart’s Melville College and The Mary Erskine School and teacher of Composition at the City of Edinburgh Music School, while also lecturing in the Animation Department of Edinburgh College of Art, the Drama Department of Queen Margaret College and in the Faculty of Music at the University of Edinburgh, where she taught both Composition and Music in the Community.¬†Jennifer is currently a National Companies Assessor for the Scottish Government and the Scotland Coordinator for Music for Youth. She has served as a Director on the Boards of Lung Ha’s Theatre Company and Drake Music Scotland and in January 2013, she was appointed Chief Executive of Hebrides Ensemble.