Julia qualified as an Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) in 2001 with an NVQ3 in ODP. Since qualifying, Julia has gained invaluable experience across almost all ODP specialities, working in both permanent and agency roles within the NHS and private sector. Julia has completed various Royal College of Surgeons courses including a PG Cert in surgery, Basic Surgical Skills and Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons.
In 2015, Julia began working within resuscitation. She held positions as a Resuscitation Lead, Resuscitation Officer in the NHS and private sector, and as a Resuscitation Council (UK) instructor.
Julia is currently a senior lecturer in Operating Department Practice at the University of Huddersfield. Alongside this role, she holds an honorary contract with York Teaching Hospital as an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice in breast surgery and oncoplastics which will directly benefit her ODP students and, is studying for a PhD in Applied Health Sciences through the University of Huddersfield.
Julia’s most important role is being Mum to her four children, Molly (13), Alfie (12), Meggy (10) and Joe (9). Julia is a keen runner and previously trained for the London Landmarks Half Marathon, which she ran for breast cancer care in May 2021.
Julia has been an AfPP Trustee since 2021.