TV, RADIO AND VIDEO PRESENTING
BBC MENTAL MUSCLE
BBC SOUNDS PODCAST
Julia is the host and producer of "Mental Muscle" for BBC Sounds, a weekly sports science podcast made at the BBC in Cambridge. Julia interviews scientists, sports people and other experts to answer questions like "how do periods impact performance?", "why does a cricket ball swing?", and "can your food make you faster?". Her chatty style and scientific background create a fun and informative programme, which has been highlighted on BBC Sounds national email newsletter, their "Sound Advice" playlist, and featured on BBC Sports homepage.
Julia has presented over 50 hours of live radio on her local BBC Station and presented 20 science documentaries and panel shows for 5 Live Science. In her current role as a content producer at the BBC Science Audio Unit, Julia regularly makes packages for programmes on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service, which involves interviewing experts, sitting in as a commentator and presenting stories.
Julia hosted an episode of the New York Festival Awarded "Forging the Future" from Al Roker Productions, diving into the latest science on the human gut microbiome. Julia travelled to the United States, Amsterdam and Australia to interview world-leading experts, including a Nobel Prize winning scientist, to understand how disease is impacted by the bugs in our guts. Julia's episode received a finalists award at the New York Festivals in 2021 and aired on Apple TV.
Julia creates videos to try to answer some of the big questions about why we do the things that we do based on neuroscience and psychology. She has explored whether we should trust our gut instinct, why we get "hangxiety" after drinking and if getting up at 5 AM makes us more productive. She also makes videos on how to handle procrastination, manage busy schedules and work towards goals, as well as insights into doing a PhD