1993: BSc Cell and Immunobiology.
1994: MSc Molecular Pathology and Toxicology.
1998: PhD Biomaterials.
1998-2001: PDRA Novel composites for craniofacial bone repair.
2001-2002:PDRA Bioactive glasses for bone repair.
2002-2006: Lecturer in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering.
2006-2010: Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering.
2010-2014: Reader in Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering.
2012-2013: Royal Academy of Engineering/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow.
2014-current: Professor of Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Julie is a cell biologist whose research interests are in tissue engineering of mechanically sensitive connective tissues such as bone, cartilage, skeletal muscle and the intervertebral disc. Her research includes controlling cell responses at the cell-biomaterial interface by engineering defined surfaces. This includes analysis and control of cells such as osteoblasts, chondrocytes, fibroblasts, keratinocytes, myoblasts and macrophages on a variety of materials and scaffolds. Julie's research also involves development of scaffolds for tissue repair such as novel hydrogels and various porous and fibrous materials.
Julie has published over 70 papers and collaborates widely within academia and industries such as Johnson and Johnson and Smith and Nephew.