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Senior Lecturer in Children's Nursing, University of Hertfordshire

As a Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing at the University of Hertfordshire (UH) Julia’s current role comprises teaching and assessing for a variety of child health modules on the BSc children’s nursing programme. This includes leading a module focusing on care of the sick child and a generic nursing module in professional aspects of care. She is link lecturer for a range of children’s and neonatal nursing clinical practice placements.

Prior to UH, she worked at City University London for 12 years where she led a portfolio of neonatal post-qualifying modules as part of the BSc Nursing programme. She has an extensive educational background in the neonatal specialty including a role of new-born life support instructor for the UK Resuscitation Council. Julia has an external role as an executive member of the UK Neonatal Nurses Association (NNA), chairing a national special interest group in neonatal education and research, and is also the UK representative for the NNA on the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) Board.

Julia has a keen interest in the development of digital learning resources in neonatal and children’s nursing and has contributed regularly to publications and conferences in this area as well as other neonatal specific subjects. She is on the editorial board as education editor for the Journal of Neonatal Nursing, published by Elsevier. Finally, she is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education exploring how storytelling from the narratives of parents who have had premature babies can enhance empathy and person-centred understanding for learners in neonatal care. This will also lead to the development of an online digital storytelling learning resource.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Children's Nursing, University of Hertfordshire


MA, MSc, BSc