Jennifer Edmond holds a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Yale University, where she was a Prize Teaching Fellow and a Commencement Honorary Marshall, and received several named scholarships including the Giamatti Fellowship and the Enders Dissertation Grant. She joined the Trinity Long Room Hub in 2005 as a member of the developmental Steering Committee, becoming its Executive Director in 2008.
Research Funding, Strategy and Management: She has many years experience of research funding capture and management in the US, UK and Ireland, including the European Framework programme. She has in recent years focussed on marrying institutional strategy with opportunities to build both physical and human infrastructure for research. She holds a PG Cert in Business Administration from the Open University and received additional training in Strategic Planning at the Harvard Business School Executive Education Programme.
Digital Humanities: She spent 2 years as a dedicated technology implementation advisor for the Arts and Humanities at the University of Nottingham. Since coming to Ireland, she has continued in this role , providing advice to a number of projects and participating in such larger scale initiatives such as the Irish Digital Humanities Observatory and the ESF-funded network for digital methods, NeDiMAH. She is also coordinator of the 4-year, 6.5 Million Euro project CENDARI.
Fourth Level Education: She has played a leadership role in numerous developments in fourth-level education, including the creation of Yale's McDougal Graduate Centre, the University of Nottingham's 2005 revisioning of its graduate services provision, and the foundation of the 'Texts, Contexts, Cultures' programme in Ireland.