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Durham University

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Mrs Julie Morgan Dodds, BSc. ILM L5, L2 Dip OH&S. (MIScT)

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Senior Technician (Operations) Deputy H&S Advisor in the Department of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42496
Room number: E115 (Christopherson)

(email at j.m.dodds@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Julie is the Senior Operations Technician and Deputy Health and Safety Coordinator for the Department of Engineering. Working closely with the Technical Operations Manager, he provides management of and development of Health and Safety, and facilities within the department. 

Julie has worked as a Publicity and Communications Professional, joining the Physics Department as a trainee technician in the Departments Audio Visual Unit, training in photography and graphic design. Julie’s next career move was as fully trained technician to the department of Applied Physics where she managed the photographic and graphics facilities of the department while also managing a trainee member of staff, she gained City and Guilds in Photography from College of Arts and Technology at Newcastle. Moving to the Department of Engineering Julie took over the development and management of the Departmental and Research Group websites. Her role at that time was to Majorly contribute to the publicity of the department, both inward and outward facing. Sponsored by Durham University Julie achieved ILM Level 5 Diploma in Management and also BSc in Computing for Business studied part time at University of Northumbria at Newcastle. 

In recent years departmental strategy and staff changes meant that Julie’s continuous development took her to a new path of Health and Safety Management. In 2018 she achieved Diploma in Health and Safety from Newcastle College, enabling her to effectively fully integrate into the position she now holds as Deputy H&S coordinator and Senior Technician (Operations). Julie is a member Institute of Science & Technology (MIScT), Durham University Health and Safety Consultative Committee, and also the Department of Engineering Health and Safety Committee. She is Level 3 award first Aid At Work (QCF) She also delivers instruction and supervision on H&S and Risk Assessment to staff members and students throughout various individual and team based student challenges.
Julie is an active team member of the TU inspection/audit programme for Durham University. She is also a key member of Durham University Technical Manager’s Network, responsible for the development and maintenance of the networks website www.dur.ac.uk/lets.network/dutmn/ Julie is one of 12 founder members of the Steering group, set up by VC Stuart Corbridge to lead Durham University Technicians to becoming a signatory of the National Technicians Commitment in November 2018. Julie is an ILM accredited coach and a member of Durham University Coaching Network. www.dur.ac.uk/hr/training/coachfrmwk/intro/inhousecoaching/ She is a member of the Science faculty EDI Committee and Deputy Director of the Department of Engineering EDI Committee. Julie is committed to Life long learning and CPD.

More information on Julie's experience and continuous personal development log can be accessed at her professional profile on LinkedIn.

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Last updated January 2020