(BSc (HONS) Occupational Therapy)
Julia has been working as an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years within the NHS, private companies and the charity sector. During this time she has worked in a variety of fields including wheelchair services, accident and emergency, medicine, orthopaedics and surgery, community outreach teams, special needs education, medical engineering and within mental health. Julia has a wealth of experience working with people with complex physical needs and learning disabilities including complex seating and positioning, upper limb intervention with neurological dysfunction, upper limb splinting, assistive technologies and use of ICT.
During her career she has developed a variety of new services and initiatives and managed a diverse range of teams. Julia started working at Nash College as Head of Occupational Therapy in 2010 and in September 2015 was successfully promoted to Head of Therapies. Julia works with the therapy team at Nash College to ensure they empower the students to develop and maintain their skills to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives
During her career, Julia has run many internal and external training courses for therapists, managers and external organisations. She has lectured at the College of Occupational Therapists and also at the Posture and Mobility Conference. Julia is also a trained mediator, a skill which she uses in work situations to great effect.
Julia has a passion for staff development and support in the workplace. She has attended a variety of management courses including safer recruitment, safeguarding (she is a safeguarding lead at Nash College), supervision training and transformational leadership.
Julia lives in Kent with her husband and family.