Julie is the Head of Research at AECC University College and is responsible for providing strategic leadership and operational management for research. Julie has worked in the higher education sector since 2003, initially at Solent University and then at Bournemouth University. Between 2011 and 2023, she led the central research office at Bournemouth University, leading pre- and post-award support services and on projects such as the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Julie is interested in equality, diversity and inclusion and led the Athena Swan work at Bournemouth University. Her doctoral research explored how the class background and perceived gender of job applicants influenced shortlisting decisions for academic roles in higher education. She is a member of the UK Panel for the HR Excellence in Research Award.