Julie is an Improvement Advisor for the Children and Young Peoples Improvement Collaborative (CYPIC). In this role she provides direct support to the Clackmannanshire, Stirling and West Lothian CPP areas as well as having a lead role in relation to the Business Support function. Julie was a graduate of the Scottish Improvement Leaders Programme (SCiL) and still regularly mentors people undertaking this lead level Quality Improvement Programme as well as being a faculty member for the Scottish Leading and Coaching For Improvement Programme (SCLIP). Julie has been involved with the programme since it was the Early Years Collaborative when she specifically supported National Partners .
Julie was working in the Third Sector prior to joining the Scottish Government and brought with her direct experience of working in Early Years in Scotland as well as extensive voluntary experience in relation to parental engagement in education and health services. Her early professional background was an Engineer in the Automotive Industry and the passion for ‘Quality Improvement’ was ignited in those early days.