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    Julie is a Senior Research Fellow in the Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit at Edge Hill University and Associate Editor for the Journal of Health Organization and Management. Julie's work involves designing and undertaking service evaluations across the health, social care, education and housing sectors. 

    Julie is a qualified social worker with substantial experience in adult social work practice and delivery of social work education. Julie's research interests are informed by her previous social work practice. Julie's research focuses on improving the process of transition for young people moving between children's and adult health and social care services. Her PhD evaluated the implementation of a person-centred, children and young person's transition programme using realist approaches to evaluation.

    Julie is interested in the integration of health and social care services and the delivery of interprofessional education. Julie is passionate about collaborative, co-produced research between academics, practitioners and people with lived experience of health and social care services. 

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

    Education/Academic qualification

    PGCert, Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education , University of Chester

    1 Sept 202130 Nov 2022

    Award Date: 30 Nov 2022

    Health, PhD, Implementing a transition pathway developed to improve services for young people with long-term conditions moving between children's and adult healthcare services: A Realist Evaluation, Edge Hill University

    22 Sept 201610 Feb 2022

    Award Date: 10 Feb 2022

    Social Work , MA, University of Chester

    Award Date: 17 Jul 2014

    Criminology with Psychology, BSc, University of Chester

    Award Date: 12 Jun 2008

    Other positions

    Associate Editor, Journal of Health Organization and Management (Emerald)

    5 Jan 2024 → …

    Visiting Lecturer Social Work, University of Chester

    1 Nov 2022 → …

    Academic Lead for Research Hub, Cheshire & Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership

    15 Sept 2022 → …

    Research Institutes

    • Institute for Social Responsibility
    • Health Research Institute

    Research Centres

    • Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport
    • Edge Hill Primary and Integrated Care Research Centre


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