Associate Professor Jane English Head of the Professional Communication Studies and Services Department (PCS) in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town where I convene courses on written, spoken and interpersonal communication. As well as for the Faculty of EBE, I deliver courses for the Research Office and within faculties of Law, Commerce and Science. Where my experience lies in ensuring that technical and scientific research is communicated in a way that the general public can understand it. I first saw this need when, as Research Editor for the Chamber of Mines, I worked on reports being disseminated to a wide readership and on communication for the press. I currently am involved in the write-up of scientific developments being marketed through the IP division of UCT. On radio, I have been interviewed by Nancy Richards and John Orr.
My research focus and major publication output is on women in non-traditional employment and explores issues such as gender, communication, employment, training and skills acquisition. My training publications are: DVD SpeakEasy and the textbook Professional Communication: Effective Written and Spoken Messages. (www.eduflex.com). On my departmental website are links to my: consulting and creative outputs; a range of comments from course evaluations and academic papers and conference presentations.
- See more at: http://www.pcs.uct.ac.za/pcs/JaneEnglish