About JVO Consultancy

In 2009, Julie Van Onselen founded JVO Consultancy – education in dermatology. JVO Consultancy offers a full range of dermatology educational projects on behalf of the pharmaceutical and health care communications industries, the NHS and private health care, academic departments, professional groups and patient support groups. These have included training courses, distance-learning programmes, interactive digital education programmes (including animation), educational films, patient education (including self-management courses), advisory boards, journal articles and supplements, courses and lectures, practical dermatology clinical skills workshops and dermatology service development.

Why Dermatology?

JVO Consultancy is immersed in the dermatology world. We know and network with dermatology professionals meaning that you will be guaranteed experience and expertise in dermatology for all your educational requirements. We believe that by only specialising in dermatology we can bring you added value for all your dermatology education. JVO Consultancy employs dermatology health care professionals and works with associates in film, digital development, animation and public relations; all with dermatology experience.

Julie Van Onselen – Director, JVO Consultancy – education in dermatology

Julie Van Onselen

Julie’s dermatology career began in Oxford as a Ward Sister in 1990; next she pioneered one of the first UK dermatology liaison nurse roles in 1993. In 1997, she moved out of the NHS into the pharmaceutical industry (medical affairs and medical education) at LEO Pharma for 10 years and then worked in a medical education agency as head of dermatology. Currently, Julie maintains her clinical role by working once a month as a dermatology nurse with a GPwSI at the Oxfordshire PCT Dermatology Clinic; she has been in this post for 12 years. Julie also works for the National Eczema Society, one day a week. She is a long-standing member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Skin (APPGS) advisory group and an active member of the British Dermatology Nursing Group (BDNG); currently sitting on the BDNG educational committee. In July 2012, Julie was awarded the Stone Award for outstanding contribution to dermatological nursing by the British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG). Julie was named as Best Healthcare Professional Trade Journalist at the 9th Johnson and Johnson Skincare Journalism Awards; she was runner-up in 2014. Julie is the joint clinical editor for the BDNG Professional journal – Dermatological Nursing, published quarterly. Julie is passionate about improving dermatology care and support for people with skin conditions through developing educational initiatives for both healthcare professionals and patients.