Julia Hyland

Wednesday, May 8 2013 at 7:30PM

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Julia Hyland

What's the talk about?

 In this interactive and entertaining talk medical effects make-up will be used to bring the topic of disease and medicine alive, giving you the chance to examine the social impact of disease and encourages new ways of thinking about health and disease.

As a Moulage/Medical Effects Make-up Artist Julia Hyland recreates medical/skin conditions such as Anthrax, Bubonic Plague and Syphilis for the purpose of education and has been funded by the Wellcome Trust in the History of Medicine Unit.  Julia discusses issues of health in society and her work is both innovative and thought provoking.  She has over ten years experience of working with medical students, nurses, associated clinical educators as well as healthcare professionals and holds a part-time academic post at the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences, where she is involved with the MBChB programme. 

Julia is also a British Association (BASC) trained Skin Camouflage Practitioner and runs a running a voluntary clinic at City Hospital, Birmingham teaching clients how to use specialist  camouflage products to cover scarring and skin conditions.

In addition to the Medical Moulage Julia enjoys being creative with The Birmingham Opera Company as well as working freelance with people such as Michael Jackson, Sting, Kiss and Take That.   Her work has appeared on BBC1, MTV, CH4, Zone Horror and National Geographic



·         Dermatological conditions: ‘Helping GPs make the right diagnosis’


·         Hampton Court Palace, Unhealthy Histories;  Listen to Julia Hyland talk about the History of Syphilis




·         ‘Getting under your Skin, Wellcome Trust (Voted best exhibition of 2010)  Medical Moulage Artist

·         Leonardo Da Vinci Anatomy Exhibition, (Wellcome Trust 2012)  Medical Moulage Artist


·         Hyland J, Spring 2008, ‘The History of Medicine – Medical Effects make-up’, The Journal, Institute of Science and Technology, Sheffield, pp. 6-7

·         Hyland J, Summer 2010 ‘Cosmetics in the Eighteenth Century’, The Journal, Institute of Science and Technology, Sheffield, pp. 12-14

Television work includes:

·         Ancient Plastic Surgery’ for Channel 4

·         Helen of Troy’ with Bethany Hughes for Channel 4

·         Seconds from disaster’ - Comet air crash 1954’ for National Geographic

·         Embarrassing Bodies’ for Channel 4



·         Birmingham University outreach link:  http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/mds/centres/histmed/outreach/index.aspx<:p>

The Wellcome Trust ‘Getting Under Your Skin’ Ecorche: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WcKcosWOB0


All talks are free and open to the public but we do suggest a £2 donation on the night to help us to cover expenses.