Julia teaches on the pre-registration nursing curriculum on both the Bachelor and Master programmes. She also teaches on post-registration modules.
Julia teaches mainly on the first year and second years of the nursing curriculum. She is a module leader for NU2377, a second year module (BSc) that focuses on the care of the child with complex needs. Julia has co-authored a book with her colleague Valerie Denieul: Children's Nursing Placements: Pocket Guides for Student Nurses (Lantern Publishing, 2019) Julia has been an author and contributor to the HEE Cooperative Non- Medical Prescribing Undergraduate Resource (2020)
Julia began her nursing career in 1991, studying at the University of Liverpool where she was awarded a Bachelor of Nursing degree and dual registration in General Nursing and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visitor). Following this she began working as a staff nurse at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital delivering care for children undergoing urological and gastric surgery. Here she became a Sister and held the post of Teacher-Practitioner and was responsible for staff and student development. Subsequent posts have included working as a Health Visitor in East Lancashire and Merseyside, delivering the health promotion, educational and support to families and children. Within these roles, Julia undertook extra responsibilities in Newborn Screening for genetic disorders and Safeguarding champion roles.. In 2010, Julia moved to Malaysia with her family and here she worked as a volunteer nurse for the United Nation High Commission for Refugees. She delivered primary care to Myanmar refugees in a nurse led clinic including assessment, diagnosis and treatment of wide range of conditions. She was instrumental in establishing a Mother and baby clinic that provided health monitoring, health advice and promotion to Myanmar children and families. Julia also taught UNHCR volunteers on various health topics to aid them in providing health education during home visits to the Myanmar community. She has worked for University of Central Lancashire since 2016.
- Bachelor of Nursing (BN) Hons, Liverpool University, 1995
- Diploma in Professional Studies (Nursing), University of Salford, 1998
- Registered General Nurse, 1995
- Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, 1995
- Registered Sick Children's Nurse, 1998
- Registered Nurse Prescriber, 2001
- Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice, Edge Hill (University of Lancaster), 2002
- Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, UCLan, 2020
- Julia's areas of interests include Child and Adolescent Mental Health, with a focus on the effects of early attachment and bonding.
- Julia also has an interest in Pharmacology and non-medical prescribing
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- Member of CYPNAUK