Julie qualified in 1988 with her BDS from Birmingham Dental School. After 4 years in general dental practice in the Black Country and Redditch she joined the Community Dental Service in Birmingham. During her 15 years as a Senior Dental Officer in the CDS she was responsible for providing dental treatment for patients who found it difficult to access dental care, including dental phobic patients and patients whose physical and mental health limited their treatment in General Dental Practice. Julie gained a Masters MCDH degree in 1995 completing a dissertation investigating the issues surrounding dental care for homeless people, and as a result of this established an outreach centre in Birmingham to provide dental treatment. She also holds a Diploma in Dental Public Health (DDPH RCS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. During this time she also worked for several years as a clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry teaching undergraduate students and supervising them during placements in community outreach clinics.
In 2007 Julie joined the Albert Road Dental Practice. Working at the practice she has carried on using the skills she acquired in Birmingham and patients often comment how she has helped them overcome their fear of dental treatment. Julie provides general dental treatment and has a particular interest in prosthetic dentistry (dentures).
Julie is married to Mike and they have two grown up sons. Her main interest outside work is cycling and she can often be found cycling around the Worcestershire countryside in search of new café stops. She is a member of the Evesham Wheelers cycling club. She plays the piano and has recently started playing bridge.