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Julia is an Associate Principal Lecturer in Primary Education. Having undertaken a Bachelor of Education degree (honours) in Humanities with commendation she is currently studying for a Masters.


Before Julia joined Leeds Trinity University she worked as a Primary School teacher. While in this role Julia had the responsibilities of being a Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 leader, a school based tutor, a maths, geography and history subject leader, a leading maths teacher and a member of the Leeds University management committee. Julia also worked for the TDA, collaborating with colleagues across the Yorkshire region to produce guides for supporting schools with trainee teachers.


Teaching and Administration


Julia is teaching a variety of modules throughout a range of different education courses available. The modules are:


  • Early Years Teacher Status

  • Developing Professional Practice (Primary Education; Later Years)

  • Teaching Learning and Assessment 1 and 2 (Primary Education; Early Years)

  • Curriculum and pedagogy in the early years foundation stage (Primary Education; Early Years)

  • Professional Studies (PGCE Primary)


Julia is also course leader for  the Early Years Teacher Status course




Research interests

Julia has a specific interest and expertise in Assessment for learning and Anti-bullying strategies/behaviour management. Her research areas are Early Years development, developing and improving boys writing, and creating effective learning and teaching spaces at universities.  She is currently involved in research, scholarship and consultancy work involving her Masters level study, and is in the process of applying for  fellowship iof the HEA.

Julia has also researched wellbeing and resilience, effective communication and presentation skills, and developing the self and working with others. Julia has delivered workshops for NQTs in relation to developing these skills.  

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Education with QTS, Leeds Beckett University

REF 2029 UOA

  • UOA23 - Education


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