Julia has held the senior surgery/oncology speech pathology position at St George Hospital since 1997, having graduated from the University of Sydney in 1993. She completed her Master of Science in Medicine in 1999 and PhD in 2010.
Julia has held a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship with the St George Swallow Centre since 2010 to continue her research in swallowing disorders following oncology treatments. This group has been successful in obtaining continuous research grant funding for the past 20 years.
In addition, Julia has served on the Australian and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society Board since 2010 and was President 2017-2019. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Julia has been on the Southern Cancer Care Board and the Research Committee of the St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation since 2019.