Julie is a self-confessed ‘critical optimist’. She believes that things really can be better than they currently are, but that we are not going to make progress by glossing over the challenges we face. She believes to move forward we must critically examine these problems and uncomfortable truths. Julie’s willingness to tackle such challenges has been the foundation of the major successes of her career, for example: shining light on the reality of using quality improvement
methods in healthcare. Julie transitioned into healthcare in 2006, following completion of her PhD in chemistry, and brought with her a fresh perspective and a whole host of “stupid questions”. In 2008 Julie co-founded an innovative hybrid organization (NIHR CLAHRC NWL) which has brought together academics, healthcare practitioners, and patients to work collaboratively with a shared purpose: improving health and care. In 2020 Julie founded her own consultancy company and has been appointed as Visiting Professor at Halmstad University in Sweden.
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