Julie is a registered general nurse; she commenced her theatre nursing career in 1985 and has completed nationally recognised theatres courses throughout her perioperative practice career. Those initial experiences, of caring for patients in the operating theatre, still inspire and energize her to this day.
She is a Theatre Practitioner who is passionate about her speciality, who puts patients at the heart of her teaching to demonstrate to students the importance of having technical competence but also to be caring and compassionate when caring for patients in a highly complex environment such as the Operating Department.
Her current role is as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, where she delivers operating department practice modules, mentorship and leadership modules. She is course leader for the BSc Perioperative Care (Top Up). She is a registered nurse teacher and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
She is a key member of the Theatre Course Team, with clinical links with two NHS Trusts to actively support learners and her own development through an honorary contract and has previously held senior posts as team leader within the NHS and has practiced all areas of perioperative care from anaesthetics and scrub through to post anaesthetic recovery.
Julie has been involved with AfPP for a number of years most recently as a North West Regional Member and is involved in the delivery of education for AfPP and regularly participates in regional study days. Julie is currently a member of the following committees; Governance, Education Reference Group and Education Research Fellowship Fund.