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Following a BA in English Literature from the University of Kent (1986), Julie developed national women's health initiatives at the Health Education Authority. She ran award-winning campaigns for the London-based Women's Environmental Network through the early 1990s, and co-founded the UK's first certificated course on ecofeminism at Birkbeck College, University of London in 1994. She worked within the anti-vivisection and pro-choice movements before carrying out (unfinished) postgraduate research into the tensions between activism and academia, theory and practice, in the Philosophy Department at the University of Lancaster (1995-8).
She has subsequently worked as an advocate and counsellor providing voluntary sector women's mental health services, and as a community representative and health activist around reproductive health issues and user representation in NHS development.
Areas of interest
User representation and involvement in the development and delivery of health services (particularly as related to women's health)
Gender and vulnerable populations in benefit sharing
Relationships between academia and activism
Benefit Sharing – From Biodiversity to Human Genomics (Ed, with Doris Schroeder) in print, Berlin, Springer , forthcoming, 2013.
Sharing Traditional Knowledge: Who benefits? Cases from India, Nigeria, Mexico and South Africa, in: Schroeder, Doris and Lucas, Julie Cook (eds)
Benefit Sharing – From Biodiversity to Human Genetics, forthcoming, 2013, Springer, Berlin (co-authored with D Schroeder, R Chennells, S Chaturvedi and D Feinholz
GEST (2011‑2014) Global Ethics in Science and Technology, funded by the European Commission under FP7, Project Manager
Innova-P2 (2008-2011), Pharma-Innovation - Patent 2 (Innova-P2), funded by the European Commission under Framework VII, Co-ordination Team
GenBenefit (2006-2010), Genomics and Benefit Sharing with Developing Countries - From Biodiversity to Human Genomics, funded by the European Commission under Framework VI, Co-ordination Team
Prior Informed Consent and Benefit Sharing (2006-2008), funded by the Wellcome Trust, Researcher
Julie is a specialist reviewer and occasional referee for the journal Environmental Values.