Julie Holland

Senior Lecturer, Interprofessional Education

I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1985 from Sheffield City Polytechnic, now Sheffield Hallam University.  I worked as a Physiotherapist, specialising in Community Paediatrics, working with children with Special Educational Needs and becoming Bobath qualified in 1991.

I have worked within the NHS in a Workforce Modernisation role since 2003 and have continued in this role alongside lecturing, until September 2013.

I joined the University of Chester in 2006 within the Faculty of Health & Social Care and completed an MSc in Professional Studies in 2010.


MSc Professional Studies (University of Chester) 2010, Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Sheffield Polytechnic) 1985.

I am a registered member of: the Health and Care Professions Council and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.


I teach on the Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care (Assistant Practitioner) modules;

• Study Skills
• Principles of Care Practice
• Assessment and Planning in Practice
• Legal, Ethical and Accountable Practice
• Care Co-ordination of Longterm Conditions
• Negotiated Experiential Learning Module
Plus the postgraduate module Creativity and Innovation in Health & Social Care.

I am currently  External Examiner for the Fd in Health & Social Care, Oldham University Campus, Teesside University.


My research interest area is that of the role of the Assistant Practitioner and Health & Social Care Support Workers in practice.

I am also interested in exploring the role of Mindfulness Practice to support students within Higher Education and undertook Level 1 Mindfulness teacher training and Mindfulness specialist teacher training qualifications in 2016 from Bangor University, Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice.  I am now delivering the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course to Student Wellbeing Ambassadors within the university.

I have been involved in a Womb Cancer research project with the Womb Cancer Alliance, looking to identify the top 10 research questions regarding womb cancer to promote research into this under explored cancer.  Resulting in a published paper in 2016.

Published work

Wan, Y. L. et al (2016). Working together to shape the endometrial cancer research agenda: The top ten unanswered research questions. Gynecologic Oncology., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ygyno.2016.08.333