Sarah-Jayne Ainsworth

Personal details




University of Exeter

MA in English Literary Studies (Distinction) 


Open University

BA (Hons) English Language and Literature (1st class)


Open University

Additional MA module in research methodology 


Bath Spa University

MA Creative Writing


Open University

MA in Education


University College Aberystwyth

P.G.C.E. Secondary, music and special needs


University College Aberystwyth

BA (Hons) Music


Professional/research experience

June 13 2018 - June 13 2018:

University of Exeter

Organised the first Exclamat!on conference on the theme of 'Networks and Connections', with Andrea Macrae of Oxford Brookes as keynote speaker.

January 2018 - May 24 2018:

University of Exeter

Organised CEMS pgr conference

January 2018 - January 2018:

University of Exeter

Organised and delivered a peer reviewing training session for Exclamat!on

December 13 2017 - December 13 2017:

University of Exeter

Organised a work in progress seminar on the theme of 'Identities' in preparation for submissions to the second edition of Exclamat!on.

January 2017 - June 15 2017:

University of Exeter

Organised second CEMS pgr conference

November 2016:

University of Exeter

Co-founder and co-editor of Exclamat!on -an Interdisciplinary Journal. This is aimed at PGR and PGT students of English, film and creative writing. The first edition was published in June 2017. The second edition is due in June 2018. Funding was secured from the Doctoral College's Researcher Led Initiatives and from the College of Humanities Post-graduate activities award. A launch was held, with an English editor from Palgrave Macmillan joining us for the event.

November 1 2015 - May 30 2016:

University of Exeter

Organised the inaugural CEMS postgraduate conference.

September 1 1988 - August 31 2014:


Wide range of teaching experience, working in a variety of schools in the south-west of England and Wales. I have taught music, drama, English, food, textiles, general primary subjects. I was head of music and second in Expressive Arts, and, in my last position, I was second in English, whole school literary co-ordinator and co-ordinator for GCSE English language and literature.


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


ASPIRE fellowship