I'M JULIA - A CHATTY SCOUSER WITH A BACKGROUND IN NEUROSCIENCE WHO BRINGS SCIENCE STORIES TO LIFE ON SCREEN AND THROUGH SOUND
I'm a presenter, broadcaster and producer who was born and raised in Liverpool. I have a PhD in Neuroscience, and during my studies, I decided to pursue a career in science communication. This brought together my enthusiasm for science with my passion for performing and love for nattering with people all day long.
I am currently a content producer at the BBC Science Audio Unit, creating radio programmes for BBC Radio 4 and The BBC World Service, and I present a BBC Sounds Podcast, "Mental Muscle". I have made over 20 science documentaries for national BBC Radio stations and have presented over 50 hours of live radio - both science content and music shows (just call me DJ Rave) - on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
I studied neuroscience at UCL for my undergraduate degree and stayed on to complete my PhD, where my research focused on Alzheimer's disease biology - something really close to my heart. Following my degree, I worked as research communications officer at Alzheimer's Society, the UK's largest dementia research charity, where I translated tough science research into understandable stories for fundraising campaigns and media articles.
Over the past 5 years, I have used social media as a way to chat about interesting science through art and videos, and I have recently published my debut book "Braintenance" with Pan MacMillan. I have loved the theatre ever since I was a kid, whether watching or getting involved. I dance, sing and play musical instruments, and have a my grade 8 in acting and performing, meaning I'm a fully-certified drama queen.