Julie Gillin

Julie Gillin BA (Hons), MSc, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Journalism


I teach print and digital journalism on the undergraduate journalism degree and on the postgraduate journalism and PR degrees. I am a member of the Association for Journalism Education. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


I began my journalism career at the Derbyshire Times where I became deputy news editor and was awarded the NUM medal for my work covering the pit closures. I then moved to Sheffield Star where I had various roles as a news reporter, feature writer, sub, district news editor and deputy news editor. I worked for Sheffield media consultancy firm HR Media for clients including Community Health Sheffield, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Westfield Health, Sheffield Health Authority and Sheffield United. I also worked as the press officer for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Appeal. I have worked as a freelance journalist and media consultant.

Specialist areas of interest

Print and Digital Journalism
Technology enhanced learning


Subject area

Journalism and PR


BA (Hons) Journalism
MA Journalism
MA Sports Journalism
MA International Journalism
MA Public Relations


Writing the News
Dissertation and Applied Project in Journalism
Writing for the Media
Online Journalism
MA Project


I am currently researching the use of social media in journalism education.

Other activities

Member of the Talent! at Sheffield Hallam University Higher Education Academy Recognition Panel
Member of STA Faculty Academic Board

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