Julie joined the University of Hull as a full-time staff member in July 2011. She teaches on a range of early childhood courses and is the Programme Director for the Primary PGCE with QTS
Julie originally trained as an early years teacher and gained 12 years' school experience including working as part of a senior management team.
After the birth of her own children Julie moved with her family to Scarborough and took over the ownership and management of a 48-place private day care setting.
Alongside the day nursery, she also worked part-time as an Early Years Education Consultant with North Yorkshire Education Services and as an Associate Tutor for the University of Hull.
Julie's interest in young children's active movement and schema continued to grow as she studied for her MA and EdD at the University of Sheffield