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Dr Julie Davies
Trustee

Dr Julie Davies has been an academic at Huddersfield Business School since 2015. She is currently the UK lead for an EU project on HRM in regional SMEs and evaluating a workforce skills mix redesign and acute ward ‘fit for the future’ project at Airedale Hospital. Julie co-facilitates the annual Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools’ programme for deans. Previously, Julie was acting CEO of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and member of IAE Lyon School of Management’s international advisory board.

Julie lives in north London with her husband and two daughters, who are studying at Cambridge and Leeds Universities. She was born and lived in South Wales until she completed her first degree in modern languages at Birmingham University. Julie worked in human resource management roles in the NHS in London in family and community services and was seconded to the change management team for the opening of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. She was head of administration in University College London’s Department of Chemistry and the School of Social Sciences, City University. Julie also managed postgraduate distance learning programmes at the School of Oriental and African Studies. 

Julie earned a PhD in Strategic Management from Warwick University, an MBA from Kingston Business School, an MA in Education and a Law degree from the Open University. She has taught postgraduate part-time programmes at Birkbeck, Cass Business School in Suzhou, the Open University in Moscow, Ethiopia and Eritrea, IAE Lyon, and was a visiting scholar at Melbourne University in 2017. Julie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Higher Education Academy, and Association of University Administrators.

Julie enjoys playing squash, practising yoga, and countryside writing retreats. She became a trustee at Kirkwood in December 2018. She says: “I believe that everyone with a life limiting or terminal illness should receive timely and high quality palliative care at home or in specialist centres. It’s a huge privilege to be part of Kirkwood’s governance structure to sustain its vital services for patients and their families in Kirklees. With changing demographics in an ageing society, we need to expand these services in the community in collaboration with GPs and care homes, develop innovative partnerships, workforce and funding models, a clear brand identity and effective communications”.

Your can follow Julie via Twitter: @juliedaviesUK

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