Julie has a LL.B (Hons) and LL.M in Law.  She is a member of the Association of Lawyers for Animal Welfare and supports other organisations such as Animal Aid, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), The International Humane Society (HIS), The Gorilla Organisation, and the Orang-utan Appeal UK, the Non-Human Rights Project amongst others.  She is a keen researcher and writer, with published articles in the Journal of Animal Welfare, Bats and the Law (February 2016) and associated online journal Animal Justice UK, The Killing of Cecil the Lion: What Now for Endangered Species? (Issue 1, May 2016).

She has a long history of supporting Animal Rights being involved in anti-vivisection demonstrations and protests, previously supporting the SPEAK Campaign against the Oxford University Animal Laboratory and the Free Felix Campaign organised by SPEAK as well as campaigning against the Fur Trade, Greyhound Racing and for the Closure of All Slaughterhouses amongst others.

She is the coordinator of the Alexandra Park Wildlife Forum, a local community group, and co-coordinates the Whalley Range for Wildlife website and Facebook Page:



She has volunteered for Freedom for Animals and although it is a small organisation at the moment she believes in the quote: ‘”Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow”.

She is currently pursuing a PhD in Wildlife Trafficking and currently works full-time as a University Executive Assistant/Executive Support Administrator and is also a Unison Green Rep.