Julia is Head of Environmental Sciences, encompassing a broad portfolio of courses including Food Science, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Geography and Wildlife and Environmental Conservation. Her interests are multidisciplinary and involve agriculture and the environment; she currently lectures in global food security and renewable energy generation.
Julia has managed the development of numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the School and has been active in committee roles across the University addressing standards and quality and chairing the approval of many courses.
She has been part of several University-wide groups that have a remit to promote sustainability in the curriculum and through research. She was part of a team who developed the Sustainability in Practice Certificate, an online course that is available to students and members of staff at the University.
Julia has worked at Nottingham Trent University since 1999 and was previously based at the Brackenhurst Campus as course leader and lecturer in further education prior to the merging of the College with NTU.
With a first degree in agriculture, she worked in agricultural education for many years developing links with the local farming community and building curriculum content allied to agriculture in food and countryside management. While studying for a masters in Environmental Management, Julia researched the development of local biodiversity action planning as a tool for local nature conservation, working with the Royal Society for Nature Conservation.
Julia is working with Forum for the Future on a project promoting on-farm renewable energy generation. She has been involved in the development of the Nottingham City Council Energy Strategy. Julia presented on the topic of food security at the 2013 EU Development Days event.
- On-farm renewable energy
- Farming and nature conservation