RGN BNurse MBA MHS
Julie is an MBA graduate and graduate nurse from the University of Manchester, where she also trained as a Health Visitor. Julie is a global health consultant, co-founder and director at S3 Global. She has worked internationally for the last fifteen years, predominantly as an expert with WHO on the development, implementation and evaluation of global improvement programmes in the field of patient safety, quality and infection prevention and control, with a focus on behaviour change. She is currently supporting WHO’s Water Sanitation and Health (WASH), Antimicrobial Resistance and Quality Teams.
Her technical and leadership expertise was called on to support WHO’s Ebola response and recovery efforts in 2014/15, with a focus on national policy development in Sierra Leone.
She has led on the development of evidence-based WHO Guidelines (Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes at the National and Acute Health Care Facility Level, 2016) and implementation support packages.
She was previously President of the Infection Prevention Society of the UK and Ireland, Assistant Director at the English National Patient Safety Agency and Director of the award winning national cleanyourhands campaign. Julie has authored a book (Perspectives and Perceptions of IPC – highly commended at the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards), published widely in the academic literature and is currently writing a follow up book focused on infection prevention and control and the social sciences. She is peer reviewer of a range of academic journals. One of her recent papers on infection prevention and control and universal health coverage and quality was awarded research paper of the year in the Journal of Research in Nursing in 2017. Julie is a trustee at Peoples Uni and a steering group member of Health Information for All (HIFA). She was recently awarded a Masters in Health Science from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.