Dr Jocelyn Page

Staff details

PositionPostdoctoral Associate Tutor
Email j.page (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 9197430
Dr Jocelyn Page

Jocelyn Page has worked in the field of education management and teaching since 1989. Experienced with both adult and young learners, she has taught English, Poetry, Creative Writing and English as a Second Language in the UK, United States, Japan and Italy.

Students at Goldsmiths have cited Jocelyn’s ability to encourage discussion, elicit participation and increase levels of knowledge and confidence.

Academic qualifications

  • Nov 2015 - Awarded PhD in Creative Writing, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London. Title: On My Mind: The Shared Vision of Collaboration ‘In Absentia’
  • Sept 2009 - MA with Distinction in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.
  • 1989 - BA (Phi Beta Kappa) in Japanese and Linguistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.


Jocelyn Page was awarded the PGCE in Management and Teaching in Higher Education from Goldsmiths College in 2014. She has taught undergraduate courses, including Engaging Poetry and Introduction to Poetry, at Goldsmiths since September 2011. Jocelyn has also worked at University of London’s International Programmes on the Virtual Learning Environment.

In addition, in 2016, Jocelyn began working in the community as a facilitator at the 999 Club homeless shelter and as the Writer in Residence at The Reach Climbing Centre in Woolwich.

Between November 2009 and September 2012, Jocelyn Page worked as a Creative Writing tutor at Spread the Word, London, where she facilitated poetry workshops for adult and youth participants at libraries, primary and secondary schools in Greenwich, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets and Lewes. She also led teacher-training projects and produced anthologies and performances for students.

Professional activities

Between 1994 and 2001, Jocelyn managed international English language institutes in Washington, DC and London, In these roles, she directed all operations, including hiring and training of teaching staff, curriculum and educational development. She organised daily educational activities, managed administrative and teaching personnel and supervised marketing and budgeting of large English Language schools.

Jocelyn Page has acted as the Associate Teaching Staff representative for the English and Comparative Literature Department and the Post Graduate Student representative on both the Research Committee for ECL.

Featured work

  • You’ve Got To Wait Till the Man You Trust Says Go (2015)
  • Translation as Collaboration, Poetry and Collaboration in the Age of Modernism, Trinity College Dublin (2015)
  • Mapping Chaos, University of Plymouth (2012)
  • Smithereens (2010)
  • Additional poetry published: Ambit, Magma, The Moth, Orbis, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Parnassus, Poetry Review, Poetry Salzburg, Rialto, The South Carolina Review, The Spectator.

Grants and awards

  • Goldsmiths’ Writers’ Centre Poetry Pamphlet Competition winner (May 2015)
  • Pighog Press/Poetry School Pamphlet competition shortlist (March 2013)
  • Goldsmiths Learning Enhancement Unit Fellowship in Teaching (January 2013)
  • Poetry Trust Advanced Seminar selected participant (March 2011)
  • The New Writer Magazine, Highly commended, Poetry collection category (2008)




Lawns of America & On My Mind: The Shared Vision of Collaboration in absentia
Page, Jocelyn. 2016. Lawns of America & On My Mind: The Shared Vision of Collaboration in absentia. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London