Senior Lecturer in Nutrition
Julie is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition, she has a PhD in Nutrition Epidemiology, a Masters in Public Health, also she is a Registered Nutritionist and a Registered Dietitian.
Julie started her career in nutrition in 1981 as a research nutritionist in the MRC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the University of Aberdeen. Following this she qualified as a Dietitian and worked in Leeds, London and finally Cambridge, where she was a Paediatric Dietitian. In 1989 she took a post overseas to work as a Nutritionist in Tonga in the South Pacific. There she further developed her expertise in maternal and infant nutrition as a programme manager for a World Health Organisation project developing an integrated approach to food and nutrition policy in the Tongan Government. In 1991 she joined Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). Over the years at GCU she has been active in research which has informed government policy on maternal and infant nutrition, and childhood obesity.
Julie’s area of research on maternal and infant nutrition relates to global and national health priorities in both developed and developing countries. As a member of a number of government health, research and development strategy groups over the past 12 years Julie’s research has informed health policy development. She has written a number of evidence papers related to research priorities and current practice in nutrition. She has considerable experience in translational research (science into health policy and practice).
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In her leisure time Julie is in a choir and enjoys sports such as swimming, sailing, kayaking and hill walking