Honorary graduates

Julie Gosling2013

Julie Gosling - A resilient champion of social justice for disabled people and others

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Social Science (DSocSci) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to social justice campaigning.

Julie – a survivor of domestic violence and homelessness – has channelled her experience into activities and networks that help people on the edge of society, in Nottinghamshire and across the world.

She worked as a NHS Practice Manager and Community Worker before setting up Advocacy in Action in 1989, which has helped to transform social work education internationally. She brings together grassroots organisations, health trusts, local authorities, universities and the media to promote the understanding of professionals in social work and the inclusion of local communities in training and provision.

At NTU Julie has helped to shape the social work curriculum and taught on courses. She was an executive director for the local Racial Equality Council, and founder of FIANN (Friendly Irish Advice Nottingham and Notts).