Dr Sue Jennings pioneered Dramatherapy and Neuro-Dramatic-Play in the UK and
Europe, and her career in professional theatre, play and dramatherapy, and social
anthropology spans over 50 years. In 2002 she was awarded the Gertrud Schattner
Plaque for ‘Excellence in Practice and Education in Drama Therapy’. Currently she is a
Visiting Fellow at Leeds Metropolitan University, and provides training in Malaysia for
Penang Mental Health Association, IIUM, and Enrich Counselling, Kuala Lumpur. She is
a Director of The Institute of Dramatherapy (UK), and President of the Romanian
Association of Play Therapy and Dramatherapy.
Dr Jennings has published over 40 books, many of which are translated into Greek, Korean, Russian and Italian. She specialises in Neuro-Dramatic-Play, an attachment based approach, which can be applied with all age groups, including elderly and frail people, and those with dementia. Sue was awarded a Churchill Fellowship ‘Arts and Older People’, 2012-2013.
Sharon Jacksties has been a professional traditional storyteller for over twenty
years, telling to adults and young audiences of all kinds of settings. Running
number of community storytelling projects has enabled her to collect
fascinating stories from local people, and she has been researching Somerset
stories for the past eight years. Sharon has a passion for traditional music and
has a particular interest in the connection between music, song and story. She
has worked extensively in care homes. Sharon is pictured here with Sue
receiving a Sparkle Award; she was the first UK recipient of the award.