Julie teaches on the Civil Engineering courses, taking structural engineering and project modules. As a Chartered Civil Engineer, Julie also encourages student membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and attends meetings with students of the local ICE group.
Julie had a varied career as a civil engineer before coming to University of Central Lancashire at the inception of the Civil Engineering courses in 2016 and brings valuable real-life experience into her teaching. Julie has worked as course leader and also worked with a team from the School of Engineering to submit an Athena Swan application to improve the equality and diversity profile within the school.
Julie stays current with news in the civil engineering industry and pedagogic training has led to her being admitted as a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.
Julie graduated in Civil and Structural Engineering and developed her career profile by volunteering with a government agency where she investigated possibilities for hydro electric schemes in a west African country. This experience led to winning the ICE medal for a nationwide graduate competition and publication of the paper in the proceedings of the ICE.
Following chartership, Julie spent many years working on the design and construction of student accommodation, footbridges, a hydro electric scheme in the uk and boathouses in the Lake District. Latterly Julie moved to be the structures lead at Aberdeen City Council which included being the nominated bridge inspector for the City.
Before being appointed to the civil engineering team at the University of Central Lancashire Julie taught structural engineering to trainee architects at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
- FHEA, Advance HE, UCLan, 2020
- BEng (Hons) Civil and Structural Engineering, Bradford University, 1987.
- ICE Graduate Award 1991.
- Athena Swan
- Structural Engineering and the impact of net zero carbon.
- Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Chartered Civil Engineer.1991