Julia has been Corporate Director of Public Health (DPH) and Adult Social Care at Hull City Council since November 2013, and is the authority’s lead advisor and champion on all health matters.
Julia is a statutory member of the Health and Wellbeing Board, and a member of the CCG Primary Care Commissioning Board. Prior to joining Hull City Council, Julia held a number of Chief Officer roles including Director of Public Health at Redcar and Cleveland, with responsibility for the Tees Valley Shared Service, Teaching Public Health Director for Yorkshire and Humber and Training Programme Director for the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery.
Julia began her career in nursing as a junior sister at Pinderfields Hospital Trust. Her career includes work as Nursing and Health improvement Health Action Zone Manager, and Head of Public Health in Wakefield PCT with a focus on Development, Intelligence and capacity building.
Julia was a member of the Independent Enquiry looking at Health Equality North (Due North) which was commissioned by Public Health England. Julia represents the Yorkshire and Humber ADSPH at National level, is Educational Supervisor for Yorkshire and Humber, the DPH Mental Health Champion and lead for the intelligence community and Interest Group.