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Dr Julie Prowse

Associate Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
(Faculty of Health Studies)
Telephone +441274 236374


Julie started her academic career at Sheffield Business School as a researcher and taught on a range of business and management under and postgraduate courses.Julie worked at De Montfort University as  programme leader and designed and developed Masters programmes, taught on a range of modules and supervised dissertations.

Since starting at Bradford University Julie has developed and delivered a range of postgraduate programmes, modules and bespoke provision. She worked collaboratively with Yorkshire Cancer Network to deliver management workshops for senior NHS consultants and nurses and with Yorkshire Ambulance Service on a workforce development project and educational provision. As part of the Faculty of Health international work, Julie and colleagues developed the MSc in International Health Management which has been successfully delivered in Dubai. 

Julie’s research interests and publications span a number of public sector areas and include NHS workforce development, employee relations, performance management and leadership. She has worked collaboratively with colleagues from other Universities on different projects and is currently looking at the effects of the living wage for the UK social care workforce in care homes and trade unions approaches to leadership development and mentoring.

Julie is on the editorial board of Work, Employment and Society and a reviewer. Julie regularly reviews for Economy and  Industrial Democracy and New Technology, Work and Employment.

Julie led the Faculty of  Heath Studies  successful bid for Athena SWAN  Bronze award. 


Current research examining the effects of the living wage for the UK social care workforce in care homes. This is joint research with Professor Peter Prowse and Dr. Jereme Snook (both at Sheffield Hallam University)

Collaborative research examining trade unions approach to leadership development and mentoring programmes with Professor Peter Prowse (Sheffield Hallam University) and Dr. Rob Perrott (Bradford Business School)


Teaching interests

Health and Social Care Policy  Strategy 

Human Resource Management 



Change Management


Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-14: Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • 01-JAN-09: Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

  • Qualified: Qualified Myers Briggs
  • Certified Coach and Mentor: Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
  • Fellow: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Certified: City and Guilds Further and Adult Teachers Certificate           
  • Research: Funding - National HE science, technology, engineering and mathematics- STEM Project. Mathematics Support in the National Health Service: Applying Proven Practices to Workforce Upskilling. (£5K).
  • Research: Funding - Kent County Council, worked with colleagues based in School of Dementia Studies and delivered the Developing Leadership in Person-Centred Care course (SDI received a portion of this).