Julia is a qualified medical doctor with extensive clinical, managerial and university teaching experience. She worked for a number of years overseas, in the NHS and privately. At present she trains within the NHS, Social Services & the Independent Sector. A qualified gastroenterologist, Julia has written extensively in the field. Her current interests lie in evidence based improvements to health and quality of life through psychological & behavioural change. She has particular experience and knowledge of the issues around eating and weight problems. As a presenter Julia is particularly praised for her ability to make the most complex topics accessible, interesting, practical and lively. Julia is a co-founder of The Skills Development Service Media LLP and is particularly interested in producing teaching materials in non-traditional formats — DVD, CD, online training. To date she is the producer of over a dozen training DVDs, which have received enthusiastic journal reviews.