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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.

  • About

    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

  • Teaching

    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

  • Research

    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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