Associate Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland
Julie Cameron is our Associate Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
This involves managing a portfolio of national programmes and research activity and taking a lead role in the development of new work streams. Julie’s background includes working directly with children and young people to enable their voice and priorities to effect meaningful systems change and latterly as a researcher with specific expertise in programme evaluation.
Julie has 20 years’ experience in public mental health and is committed to promoting human rights and improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable groups who experience inequalities, stigma and discrimination. She has an interest in the links between policy, research and practice and using participatory action research methods. She has represented the Foundation in the media which in the past year has included coverage on BBC and STV news, radio interviews, the Kaye Adams show and appearing in live debates on Scotland Tonight.
Julie is a recent member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland and is a member of the Citizenship Recovery & Inclusive Society Partnership (CRISP) funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant. This has incorporated a four-year knowledge exchange with New York University.
When Julie is not working she is a busy mum of two daughters and supports her own mental health through her love of running and catch-ups with friends over tea and cake.