Julia is a clinical and research anaesthetist with an interest in perioperative medicine and oncologic anaesthesia. Julia completed her fellowship training at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre where is she now works as a specialist anaesthetist and Clinical Lead for Research within the Department of Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine.
Julia completed a PhD (Monash University, 2021) investigating the role of anaesthesia in improving long term outcomes for patients undergoing cancer surgery. Her post-doctoral research continues to focus on interventions in the perioperative period (around the time of surgery) to improve patient recovery and long-term cancer outcomes. She collaborates with clinicians and scientists at a local, national, and international level.
She is principal and national investigator on several clinical trials, has published over ten peer-review publications, been awarded numerous research grants, and supervises junior doctors undertaking research projects in clinical anaesthesia.
Julia’s primary focus is providing high-quality, evidence-based care to her patients, and supporting patients through their cancer surgery journey. Julia regularly participates in continuing professional development activities through the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
Outside of anaesthesia, Julia enjoys eating out, going to the theatre, and exploring Melbourne with her young family.
Julia is an independent anaesthetist that provides her services from the Cancer Specialists premises.