Julia builds and supports the relationships that are needed to support the strategic vision of the Sanger Institute. These activities range from interactions with the scientific community, commercial entities, funders and other key stakeholders.
She increases awareness of the Sanger Institute’s research, explore new collaborations and areas of research, and strengthen and build on existing links to accelerate and expand the impact and reach of Sanger Institute science. She works to translate the outcomes of research and reposition the Sanger Institute as a potential source of translational opportunities. In addition she raises awareness of the importance and impact of genomics research with policy makers and facilitates the translation of genomics research into clinical practice.
Previously Julia was Assistant Director of Research at Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Science Programme Manager at the World Cancer Research Fund. As a scientist she was a post-doc at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and then worked for a number of years at Cancer Research UK and Queen Mary University of London.