Design Innovation Lead, Healthy Ageing Challenge Fund, Innovate UK
Julia is the Design Innovation Lead for innovateuk’s Health Ageing Challenge. She began her career as a software engineer in investment banking, progressing to Vice President, Equities Technologies at Credit Suisse before moving to the New Business division to set up new trading services bank-wide. Julia’s career then transitioned to social purpose business start-up and was recognised as the University of East Anglia’s Graduate of Global Distinction (2018) for her award-winning efforts in humanitarian engineering and contribution to services for people with cognitive impairment. Julia is a director trustee for Citizens Advice (CADAT) and an associate tutor for the UEA (lecturing in finance and information systems) and is a member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE.org – Advancing Technology for Humanity). Julia wrote the foreword for the upcoming Co-Creation Guide for the Alzheimer’s Society Longitude Prize.