Curriculum Vitae: 
Ju Gosling aka ju90

mail@ju90.co.uk

Art
Education & Training
Film, Photography & Television
Cartooning
Journalism & Press Office
Publishing
Voluntary Experience



Education & Training

I have a B.A. Hons in English Studies and Film Studies from the University of East Anglia (1983); an M.A. in the field of Cultural Studies by Independent Study from the University of East London (1992); and a PhD in Communications and Image Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury (2001). In

2006-: Disability Equality Trainer with Attitude is Everything.

2002-2006: Training/careers adviser to disabled artists, working for Shape Arts.

2005: Attended the Symbiotica life science laboratory course for artists at Guy’s Medical School, organised by the SciArt organisation Arts Catalyst.

March 2002: Guest artist at Hereward College, leading the project “The Wheelchair: Fit, Form and Desire”.

2001: Guest lecturer on “The Body Objectified: Artistically and Medically” at University College London (optional course for second-year medical students).

1998-2000: Guest lecturer at The Hypermedia Research Centre (University of Westminster); University College London; Hereward College (Coventry).

October 1992 - July 1998: Reading for a PhD in Communication and Image Studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury, specialising in hypermedia and presenting my thesis as a multimedia hypertext, Virtual Worlds of Girls.

1997: Part-time lecturer at Falmouth College of Arts on the journalism and broadcasting programmes.

1993-1996: Media Trainer, with clients including British Association for Counselling and the Health Education Authority.

March 1992: Awarded Master of Arts by Independent Study in the field of Cultural Studies from the University of East London.

1988 - 1993: Attended various short film and television screenwriting courses organised by International Forum (with tutors including Robert McKee and Danny Simon) and scriptwriting courses organised by the London Cartoon Centre (with tutors including Alan Moore).

July 1983: Awarded Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Studies and Film Studies from the University of East Anglia.

1973 - 1980: Attended Colchester County High School for Girls, leaving with ten GCE O Levels and two GCE A Levels (Cambridge). I also studied Art during the Sixth Form.

1965-1979: Trained as a dancer at the Ivy Baker School of Dancing and Colchester Youth Dance Company.


Art
Education & Training
Film, Photography & Television
Cartooning
Journalism & Press Office
Publishing
Voluntary Experience


Film, Photography & Television

Click here to view my artist's films and videos.

Click here to view my images on Flickr

The Chalet School Revisited 60 minutes (Producer/Director) - created as part of my PhD in Communications and Image Studies. Written between 1925 and 1969, Elinor M. Brent-Dyer's 59 Chalet School books form the most successful children's book series published in the UK and still sell around 100,000 copies a year in paperback. The film follows hundreds of women fans as they celebrate the author's birth centenary in 1994, and explores the reasons for the series' enduring popularity. A Green Gosling production featuring Kate O'Mara. 1997. Hi8/Avid.

"A remarkable illustration of what the latest technology makes possible, and an enjoyably informative documentary in its own right." - Roland Keating, Editor, BBC2 Bookmark

Out of Sight 4 x 30 minutes (Development Researcher). Channel 4 series on the social history of disability. A Domino Films production. 1992. BetaSP.

Breadline Britain in the 1990s 6 x 30 minutes (Senior Researcher). Explores the causes and possible solutions of poverty in the 1990s. Broadcast by LWT on ITV in Spring 1991 and repeated in the London area in Summer 1991. A Domino Films production. 1991. 16mm.

No Home for Barry 60 minutes (Researcher). Investigates the causes of homelessness amongst young single people. Broadcast by Channel 4 in April 1990 as part of the Cutting Edge series. An Adventure Pictures production. 1990. 16mm.

August 1983: Produced and directed a training video for Norfolk Social Services about intermediate treatment for young offenders. VHS.

1980 - 1983: Member of the production team and programme presenter at the UEA student television station "Nexus".

In 1997 I was a prizewinner in the Bag It and Bin It! National Student Photographic competition.


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Cartooning

Working with artist Jacqui Adams I created and scripted two cartoon series for Everywoman magazine - Conversations with My Mother and A Window in the Filofax of Nick Newman (excerpts from these were featured in the 1991 and 1992 "Cartoons by Women" calendars), as well as contributing to Fanny 1: Ceasefire, Fanny 4: Nightfruits, benefit comics and international exhibitions. I have also been a member of the Fanny organisation of women cartoonists, the Comics Creators' Guild and the London Cartoon Centre. I currently incorporate my cartooning experience within my fine art practice.


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Journalism & Press Office

Freelance since January 1988, over the years my specialisms have included technology and the Internet; disability rights; Disability Arts; social affairs; equal opportunities and women's issues; and health education. I have also created and managed websites for Regard, TUDA, the UK Disability Forum for Europe, Gaze International, Onlywomen Press and Greater London Action on Disability.

As a consultant my clients have included Shape Arts, the Department of Health, Health Education Authority, British Association for Counselling, Disability in Camden (DISC), The British Council of Disabled People (BCODP), Positive Nation, Drinkline, World AIDS Day, Skillset, The Labour Party, GMB and the Kids' Clubs Network.

I have also worked as a writer/researcher/editor for Disability Arts Online, Disability Now, Disability Arts in London, Roof, Public Service and Local Government, London Housing News, Building, Building Homes, Housing, Inside Housing, Construction Today, New Civil Engineer, Everywoman, Spare Rib, The Journalist, Health Education Journal, Health Education News, Healthlines, City Limits and The Sunday Correspondent.

1998-2002: Freelance Editor of Discovery, distributed free to disabled people in Camden.

1998-2001: Freelance Editor of Boadicea, the national newsletter for disabled women.

1999-2001: Promotions Officer (p/t) for Greater London Action on Disability (GLAD). Duties included editing, design, and acting as webmaster for the GLAD website.

1998-2000: Freelance Webmaster for Gaze International, the lesbian and gay stock photographic library.

1990-1996: Freelance Press Officer and Media Consultant (p/t) at the Health Education Authority (HEA). This included working as a Press Officer within the main Press Office, including crisis management; producing publicity and training materials for the Alcohol Programme, the Aids programme, the Drinkwise campaign and No Smoking Day 1990 and 1991; heading the Drinkwise Day Press Office team in 1990, 1991 and 1992; organising publicity for the Teenage Smoking Programme between September 1991 and January 1992; preparing reporting guidelines for journalists on HIV and AIDS which were launched in November 1993 and coordinating the HIV/Aids Journalism Awards for the HEA in 1994; and working as part of the World Aids Day Press Office team in 1993. From 1994-April 1996 I also provided a weekly national media analysis service; and quarterly analysis reports on health-related magazine coverage.

Member of the Labour Party Press Office 1992 General Election Team. Duties included writing press releases; and responding to media enquiries.

February 1989 - January 1990: Deputy Editor of New Socialist (p/t), published jointly by the Fabian Society and Labour Party and based at the Fabian Society. Duties included commissioning and sub-editing articles, features, columns and reviews; overseeing photo-research; designing layouts; and liaising with contributors, typesetters and printers.

January 1988 - April 1989: Editor of Alcohol Concern Magazine and Assistant Press Officer (p/t) at Alcohol Concern, the national health education body and umbrella organisation for professionals working in the fields of alcohol and drug addiction. Duties included commissioning, writing and sub-editing articles and features; photo-research; designing layouts; liaising with contributors, typesetters and printers; writing and editing leaflets and publications; producing press releases; and dealing with national media enquiries.

October 1986 - January 1988: Assistant Editor of Roof, the independent investigative housing magazine published by Shelter, and Founder-Editor of Shelter Campaign News, a free quarterly tabloid for housing campaigners (circ.20,000). Duties included commissioning, writing and sub-editing articles and features; photo-research; designing layouts; liaising with typesetters and printers; and fronting stories released to the national media.

April 1984 - September 1986: Founder-Editor of The Brent Resident, a free borough-wide bi-monthly tabloid (circ. 25,000) and Press Officer at the GLC-funded Brent Tenants' Rights, Information and Research Unit, managed by the Brent Federation of Tenants' and Residents' Associations. Duties included commissioning, writing and sub-editing articles and features; photo-research; designing layouts and preparing camera-ready artwork; organising production and distribution; controlling the budget; and liaising with local and national media.

July 1983 - March 1984: Joint Founder, and Editor of Don't Look Now, a community zine (circ. 500) based at Norwich Community Bookshop and sold monthly in the street and through local shops. Duties included commissioning and writing articles; overseeing design, layout and production; co-ordinating distribution and publicity; and liaising with advertisers, printers, distributors and contributors.


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Education & Training
Film, Photography & Television
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Publishing

I am a director of Bettany Press, which I co-founded in 1994.

I am also the author of numerous print publications, including:

Health & Safety in the Non-Linear Environment (Skillset, 1995)
Using the Media: A Guide for Counsellors (British Association for Counselling, 1995)

Your Husband's Money: What Every Wife Should Know (Shenstone Press, 1994)

Using the Media: A Guide for Campaigners (World AIDS Day UK, 1993 & 1994)

HIV & AIDS: A Guide for Journalists (NUJ & the Health Education Authority, 1993)

Young Homelessness: A National Scandal (Young Homelessness Group, 1989)

One Day I'll Have My Own Place to Stay: Young homeless people write about their lives(CLASSAF & Shelter, 1989) - the subject of a Channel 4 Dispatches programme by Dennis Woolf Productions and a special feature in The Observer)

True Horror Stories: Homeless people and the new benefit changes (CLASSAF, 1988)


Art
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Voluntary Experience

Over the years I have been a member of a wide range of management boards and local and national committees, including the London Disability Arts Forum, Turnaround (Newham Night Shelter), the Newham Disability Partnership Board, and CSCI Experts by Experience. Until 2009 I was Co Chair of TUDA, the Trade Union Disability Alliance, and I continue to Co Chair Regard, the national LGBT Disabled People’s Organisation. Among other activities, I am currently a member of the working group overseeing the UK’s implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.


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