Julia spent a number of years working in different parts of Germany during her studies, mainly in Berlin, Hamburg and Würzburg, where she trained as a translator. She completed her PhD in German Politics in 1997 while a lecturer in German Language and European Politics at the University of Bath (1995-2001). She worked as a freelance translator, copywriter and editor during a twelve-year stay in Greece and returned to the UK to join Linguatext as a staff translator in 2013.
Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Modern Languages (German and French) and European Studies from the University of Bath
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in German Politics from the University of Liverpool