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Julie was awarded an MA in Special Educational Needs in 2003. She is the programme leader for the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCo). Julie joined the University in 2014, having spent seven years working as an SEND Inspector in a Local Authority. Prior to this she was an Advanced Skills Teacher for Special Educational Needs.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).


  • Julie worked with her colleagues, Dr Geraldene Codina and Dr Alasdair Richardson on the 2015 Holocaust Memorial Day Trust materials to support pupils with additional needs.
  • In March 2016, the article she wrote with Dr Sean Bracken from the University of Worcester was published in the National Association for Special Educational Needs magazine Special! Entitled Realising the potential, this piece examined the impact of Education, Health and Care Plans from a range of perspectives
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