Julia trained and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and worked on several large commercial development projects in her early career. She has involved with Transition Town Lewes on a voluntary basis since 2007, with particular interest in energy. She started the Open Eco House event in Lewes some 8 years ago which was designed to encourage the general public to make their houses more energy efficient and foster environmental awareness. In 2018 she organized the first Electric Car Event in Lewes. She is treasurer for Transition Town Lewes and director of a property management company. Meadow Blue Community Energy is one of the several community energy projects she has invested in throughout the country.