Journalist: specialising in food,
green, alternative health issues, slow travel and children.
TV Researcher / producer: Kilroy
(BBC1), Food File (C4), The Big Breakfast (C4), The Great Outdoors
(C4); Good Morning (BBC1), I Can Do That (ITV); Newsround (BBC1),
Going Live (BBC1)
Radio researcher / producer: GLR.
Editor: The Independent’s “50
of the Best” series covering the best bars, clubs, hotels,
restaurants and days out in Newcastle, Manchester, Bristol, Bath,
Brighton, Oxford and Cambridge.
Gilly also teaches creative non-fiction at the University of Brighton.
THE JUICY GUIDE
The Juicy Guide is an advertising-free guide to
getting the best out of life in Brighton and Hove. Targeting the
huge numbers of London relocators and discerning locals, it hit
a bullseye with opinionated and highly credible reviews on restaurants,
pubs, clubs and activities as well as schools and neighbourhoods
and a mass of essential advice on working and living in Brighton
THE JUICY AWARDS
The first creative business awards for Brighton
and Hove, the Juicy Awards were first held for 250 in Brighton
in May 2000. The event at the Dome on September 23rd 2002 was a
showcase of talent and a celebration of the city’s bars,
restaurants, pubs and clubs, and was attended by more than 900
of the city’s celebrities, movers and shakers.
Gilly’s broadcast and market research is
influenced by her broad involvement with the world of media production.
She was trained in qualitative research by Pegram Walters in 1995,
and has moderated groups on conceptual change (ITV’s News
at Ten, BBC1 prime time current affairs programming) presentation
(Radio Four, Six O’ Clock News, Discovery Channel), channel
launch (Money Channel) as well as series development (Who Wants
to be a Millionaire).
She has worked with children (11 to 15 year
olds) on Gaby Roslin’s
Saturday evening show, “Whatever You Want” and “Ant
and Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away” and has helped
with market research to launch magazines.
A winner of a Community Mark Award in 2003, Gilly
organised a Model United Nations General Assembly in 2001 and 2002
with teenagers from five schools in Brighton and Hove, and runs
a Media Club at St Lukes Primary School with her husband, Jed Novick.
She was the food columnist for a local magazine, The Insight, for
She has run Kids Kitchen, an after-school club
which takes a mix of ages through the Sussex farms and countryside
to look at where food comes from.
She and husband, Jed Novick also ran Media Club
at St Luke's Primary School in Brighton for the Year 6 Gifted and
Royal School, Bath
3 A’ Levels (French, Latin, Spanish)
1 S’ Level (French), 10 O‘ levels
Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic
Communications Studies (BA Hons)
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