Julia is a co-convenor of the research and practice network i-Docs and recently produced immersive privacy project Privy To at the Electric Dreams Festival. She relocated to Sydney in late 2020 from Bristol, UK, where she completed an immersion fellowship and developed a manifesto for virtual futures.
Julia is on the editorial board for Immerse; a critical and accessible online publication which convenes creative discussion of innovative and emerging nonfiction storytelling. She holds a PhD in interactive documentary and social impact, and has previously worked with Antenna Documentary Film Festival for six years, programming films and developing the festival’s innovation strand. She has also taught and mentored in mixed and virtual reality, digital cultures and interactive documentary at UWE Bristol, for the BBC, at Macquarie University and the University of Technology, Sydney.