Julie qualified with a Diploma of Nursing (child branch) in 1996 and worked on a general medical ward for a number of years where she developed an early interest in respiratory conditions. She went on to complete her BSc in Nursing in 2003.
In 2010 she took up the post of asthma nurse specialist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh where she remains in post. Although based in Edinburgh, her role involves supporting clinics in a local district general hospital, St John’s in Livingston. Julie has developed the service at St John’s to include; a nurse led paediatric asthma clinic, a joint difficult asthma clinic with medical support from Edinburgh and more recently a transition clinic where children receive a more streamlined and planned move from paediatric to adult services. Julie qualified as a non medical prescriber in 2011 allowing her to work as an independent practitioner.
Julie has been on the NPRANG committee since 2017, taking on the role as secretary in 2018.