She connects relevant evidence from research to policy makers’ and practitioners’ priorities, to inform both the development and evaluation of initiatives. Her approach to research is disciplined, but also pragmatic and problem solving, adapting the processes and outcomes of research to create opportunities for people to engage with evidence in interesting and useful ways. Julie has designed and directed a wide range of national research projects about teaching and learning, teacher education and continuing professional development, school leadership, curriculum and other innovations and effective networking and collaboration between schools.
Julie also works for the National College for School Leadership, the Training and Development Agency for Schools, the General Teaching Council for England, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and the Department for Children, Schools and Families. Julie is an Associate Director of the Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE).