Julie is responsible for the administration, financial and business management of the School. Julie is a member of the School Executive and School Management Committee. Julie is part of the School's Senior Management Team, which has line management responsibility for all administrative and technical staff.
She previously led the operational aspects of CLAHRC-NDL, with responsibilities for the strategic management of finance; operations; staffing; physical resources; and the development and continuous improvement of operational structures and processes to support the work of the CLAHRC.
She has worked for the University of Nottingham for over fifteen years in total. Prior to her work with CLAHRC, she was the Business Development Executive for the Institute of Mental Health and co-ordinated the team who successfully won the CLAHRC NDL grant. Julie has also been the Programme Manager for the successful Centre for Integrative Learning at the University; one of the HEFCE funded Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and managed operations for Audio Visual and Educational Services a joint NHS and University department.
In 2003, Julie joined the National College for School Leadership (NCSL) as a Programme Manager. Her portfolio of programmes focused on encouraging teachers from under-represented groups to aspire to and take on leadership roles within schools; enhancing their leadership skills and professional development. She then joined the College's Research Group responsible for managing a range of research, development and evaluation activities. Focusing on the work of school leaders to investigate how they make a positive difference to pupils' progress and achievements; finding out more about effective leadership, communicating the findings to the profession and policy-makers, and using this knowledge to inform other College programmes and initiatives.
Julie has also held a consultant advisory role as part of the Joint Information Systems Committee specialising in systems for the FE and HE sector. In this role she was both facilitator and advisor on user requirements and system specifications. Her early career was in finance within local council and banking sectors.
Whilst Julie now leads the School of Education's administrative team she retains an interest in the people aspects of project work and coaching and mentoring activities.