Jools Gilson is an artist, writer and educator. She directed the dance theatre company half/angel from 1996 to 2006, and since 2010 has made creative radio for the BBC and RTÉ (Irish national radio). Her work has been performed, exhibited and broadcast internationally, and has received multiple awards from The Arts Councils of England and Ireland, New York Festivals and others. She is Professor of Creative Practice and Head of the School of Film, Music & Theatre at University College Cork.