Julie is the Director of Legal, Policy and Services in the Children's Rights Alliance where she has worked since 2013. During her time in the Alliance, Julie led the establishment of the Alliance's Access to Justice Initiative - the first free specialist legal information and advice service for children, young people and their families.

Prior to joining the Alliance she worked on the children's rights referendum campaign with the ISPCC and NASC (The Irish Immigrant Support Centre). Julie is a Trustee and Company Secretary of Ballyfermot Star.

Julie is a qualified barrister having been called in 2018. She holds a BL from the Honourable Society of King's Inns, a BCL (Clinical)(Hons) and an LLM in Child and Family Law both from University College Cork.