Juile was a primary school teacher prior to entering Higher Education. She formally held senior positions leading Teacher Education and Professional Doctorate Programmes at the University of Roehampton London. Her research interests have focused around themes relating to the different ways to understand learning. Julie has undertaken a range of funded research projects focusing on teacher development, behaviour and violence in schools, exclusion, social justice and learning in HE. She has been involved in a range of national and international research networks, examples of which include:Society for Research in Higher Education (Supervisory Pedagogy to support critical voice and theorisation); Womankind Worldwide: Challenging violence changing lives; establishing the UK Observatory (UKO) for the Promotion of Non-Violence as a national initiative committed to addressing key issues of aggression, bullying anti-social behaviour and violence, and improving the emotional health and well-being of children and young people. She also has undertaken curriculum projects in Primary Physical Education. In addition Julie has also worked as a consultant for the European Union, Department for Education, UNICEF and NSPCC.
Julie has worked as an external examiner at five HEI's and currently externally examines the MRES and EdD at the University of Winchester.
Julie is a Senior Fellow (D3) of the Higher Education Academy and a SEDA accredited research supervisor.
Outside of University life Julie enjoys a range of sporting activities and is a lover of the outdoors. She also participates in supporting young people's participation through sport and adventure.