Overseas work

Jen worked for eight years in Australia as an educator, arts manager and community development specialist. This included several years lecturing and working in the health and arts sectors. In Adelaide, South Australia she worked in the field of community health where there is a strong culture of 'social health' implementing the principles outlined in the Ottawa Charter.

As a community development worker in health Jen facilitated communities to define their own goals and worked with a range of agencies to achieve them. These included local government, voluntary organisations, individual volunteers, funding bodies, politicians, loose knit community interest groups, police, medical practitioners, teachers and others.

Jen then moved into arts management as Director of Adelaide Community Music during which time she exploited opportunities to combine the fields of cultural development and social health with the arts. Her work in this area led to the publication of 'The Art of Health' which profiles the arts in community development and health promotion activities.

 ©  Jen Clark 2012