De Montfort University
Coordinator East Midlands Writing PAD Centre; Research ELT Project Officer for the Graduate School
Julia is a DMU Teacher Fellow, and co-ordinates the East Midlands Centre for Writing PAD: her main research area concerns overcoming barriers that vocational Art & Design students (and others) may have when engaging with written assignments.
Julia is the Research ELT Officer for the Graduate School, and joined the CELT team in June 2015. Her role involves the design, development and evaluation of online courses for PhD researchers, and work towards a Virtual Graduate School at DMU. Julia is particularly interested in inclusive approaches to learning design, with an emphasis on visual learning.
Before moving into teaching, Julia worked as a designer in the fashion industry, and then spent around 10 years as a lecturer in Further Education. She joined DMU in 2006, and worked as a Senior Lecturer in Art, Design & Humanities for 9 years, delivering Critical & Contextual Studies across a range of Fashion programmes.