Julia is a psychology graduate with an interest in mental health, child development and the organisation of health services. She currently works as a research assistant, investigating the experiences of mental health provision in Children and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) among children and young people with social work involvement.
Julia has experience in research, evaluation, and service improvement which she gained from previous roles as a learning partner and evaluation consultant at Dartington Service Design Lab.
Julia holds an NIHR Three Schools’ Mental Health fellowship under which she is completing a part-time MPhil in Psychology. Her work with electronic healthcare records will provide an account of the epidemiology of mental health needs through the study of referrals. Additionally, she is investigating factors associated with access to CAMHS for children with social work involvement; a topic that also holds importance to primary care as young people who are rejected from CAMHS will have their mental health needs then managed by primary care. She is passionate about working with young people, communities, and other organisations to create healthcare systems and supports that are needed, wanted and equitable.