Julia has a background as an academic and manager, in both the private and public sector.
Before joining UCOL, she was Director of the Dispute Resolution Centre at Massey University. She has also been a senior lecturer, Proctor and University Mediator at Massey.
Julia has an LLB (Hons) from Sheffield University, an MBS (Hons) from Massey University and is a Fellow in both Arbitration and Mediation with the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institution of New Zealand Inc.
As Principal, she leads the ground-breaking Whanganui Tertiary Education Collaborative Venture (WTECV), with other tertiary providers and support agencies in the wider region.