Julie has been a clinical physiotherapist for almost 30 years specialising in paediatric physiotherapy in hospitals and private practice. At UQ, Julie is a Clinical Educator in the Developmental Paediatric Clinic and an associate lecturer, focusing on early child development.

Julie is also involved in the management of children with movement disorders and is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) ( 2004-2012), a multidisciplinary organisation committed to advancing knowledge in the field of cerebral palsy and developmental medicine in childhood.