Julie studied Medicine at St. Andrew’s, then Manchester University, graduating in 1992. She worked initially in Secondary care gaining experience in Paediatrics and Infectious Diseases where her passion for Travel Medicine was born while working at Ruchill Hospital here in Glasgow. Julie has worked as a General Practitioner in Edinburgh for 24 yrs and was awarded the Diploma in Travel Medicine in 2004 . She has established and run 2 successful travel clinics in Edinburgh. Julie has also worked as an expedition doctor within the South East Asian and sub Saharan African Continents. She was appointed to the Executive Committee of the BGTHA in 2002, serving first as Treasurer and from 2008-2011 the Chair of the Association. Julie was invited to become one of the Founding Directors of the Alliance for Rabies Control, serving on the Board for 9 years. The Alliance’s work helped to raise the profile of this disease on the World Stage through education and vaccination campaigns.
Julie has also lived as an Ex Pat in Addis Ababa gaining first hand the challenges of living, keeping healthy and looking after a young family in a resource poor country. She has a keen interest in both Global Health and the effects of Climate Change, advocating for a ‘One Health,One planet’ approach. Julie been a Member of the Faculty since its inception, and is honoured to be able to serve the Faculty now as an Ordinary Board Member.