Jackie studied creative writing at the University of Sussex and obtained an MA.
As a story consultant Jackie has credits for over 500 episodes of crime drama, including Prime Suspect, The Bill, Jury II, Trial and Retribution, Messiah and the 2012 film ‘I, Anna’.
Her own radio drama ‘Be Mine’, aired on BBC Radio 4 in September 2012, directed by Jessica Dromgoole, is about a charismatic ex-con and recovering alcoholic, who has been in prison for 26 years for murder. Having moved in with a friend he knows through Alcoholics Anonymous, his presence threatens to tear his acquaintance's family apart.
Jackie continues to have a creative working relationship with writers, producers, directors and commissioners of drama. She is a regular contributor to radio and TV programmes including Front Row, Saturday Morning Live, Woman’s Hour, Hard Talk, Drama Connections and Live with Gabby.