Julie is Director of ImROC. ImROC works in partnership with communities to develop services, systems and cultures that support recovery and wellbeing for all. ImROC’s strength lies in the bringing together of research and evidence with the realities of the front line.
It takes the learning that research offers, considers it through the lens of everyday practice, and develops, tests and spreads the practical means of applying that learning. In turn ImROC adds to the evidence base through the innovations pursued and evaluated.
Until recently Julie was also Recovery Lead at Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust and Associate Professor of Recovery at University of Nottingham. She draws on her experience of working as a nurse, manager, researcher and lecturer, as well as her personal experience of using services, to support greater understanding of Recovery. She works across service boundaries with people who use services, providers, commissioners and academic institutions to support collaborative approaches in facilitating Recovery.
Julie has written widely and is co-editor of the Journal of Mental Health and Social Inclusion. She leads a Recovery Research work stream at the Institute of Mental Health and continues to undertake research and supervise research students through her work in the University. She continues to undertake research and supervise research students through her work in the University.