Type of Fellowship: Specialist
Year of Fellowship: 2015
Resilient Economies Fellow (Friends Provident Foundation)
Julia is the manager of the Social Policy and Diversity team at the GLA. Previously, she worked as a Senior Researcher and Programme Manager of the Social Policy team at NEF (The New Economics Foundation), and before that in local government, the media and consulting. At NEF Julia worked on public sector innovation, specialising in new ways of commissioning services that focus on outcomes and co-production.
While at NEF she founded the School for Local Government Innovators, and was a co-chair of the Redbridge Fairness Commission. Julia also led research on the impact of austerity, conducted extensive research and policy work on co-production, and supported local authorities to look at how they could tackle poverty and inequalities. As a 2015 Clore Social Leadership Fellow, Julia was seconded to the Cabinet Office, and published a piece of research on how think tanks have impact. Julia is also a lay member for patient and public involvement with the Tower Hamlets CCG Governing Body.
Current principal role: Manager, Social policy and diversity
Current principal organisation: The GLA
Other leadership role 1: Lay member, patient and public involvement
Other organisation 1: Tower Hamlets CCG
Other leadership role 2: Coach and action learning set facilitator
Research: The impact of think tanks
Secondment host: Cabinet Office, social action team
Secondment host 2: Frameworks institute