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Jessie is a trained architect and Newnham College Scholar. She successfully defended her PhD from the University of Cambridge Department of Architecture in June 2020. Her doctoral research ‘Unsettled Landscapes: The Narrative and Material Capacities of Landscape in Post-War Croatian Hinterlands’ is concerned with the 'unsettled' affective qualities discharged through these landscapes and their relationships or presumed relationships with traumatic memory.

Jessie holds an MArch from Carleton University Canada, an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and a BA(Hons.) in Politics from Queen’s University in Canada.

Jessie co-edited the twenty-sixth issue of ‘Scroope’, The Cambridge Architecture Journal, on the theme of ‘Apologia’.

In June 2017 Jessie co-convened the UCR’s PhD and Early-Career Workshop ‘Doing Architectural Research: Socio-political Perspectives on Theories, Methodologies and Praxis’ held in the Department of Architecture.

She has lectured on BA Tripos (ARB/RIBA Part I) courses including the second year undergraduate lecture series ‘Gardens and Landscapes’ and individual lectures for the course in 'Twentieth Century Architecture'. She has also supervised BA Tripos courses in the department and final year BA dissertations. In 2019 she was acknowledged by the Cambridge University's Outstanding Student Contribution to Education Awards and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jessie has been a guest studio critic for undergraduate and graduate students in the architecture departments at the University of Cambridge, Westminster University, London and Carleton University, Canada. Previous to her studies in architecture Jessie worked on the Cambridge-Carnegie project on the Settlement of Self-determination Disputes at the Centre of International Studies in partnership with the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge.

Teaching Associate in the History and Theory of Architecture
Director of Studies in Architecture at Emmanuel College