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Julie Dodds

Senior Technician (Operations/H&S)

Senior Technician (Operations/H&S) in the Department of Engineering+44 (0) 191 33 41756


Julie is the Senior Operations Technician and Deputy Health and Safety Coordinator for the Department of Engineering. Working closely with the Technical Operations Manager, she provides management of and development of Health and Safety, and facilities within the department. She has recently achieved certification and holds the Departments position of Building fire manager.

Julie has worked as a Publicity and Communications Professional. She joined the Physics Department as a trainee technician, training in photography and graphic design, in the Departments Audio Visual Unit. 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 on 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, she also achieved BSc in Computing for Business studying 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, and has recently achieved NEBOSH certificate in H&S, enabling her to effectively fully integrate into the position she now holds as Deputy H&S coordinator and Senior Technician (Operations). Julie holds membership in the Institute of Science & Technology (MIScT), is a member of Durham University Health and Safety Consultative Committee, Faculty of Arts H&S Consultative committee and Department of Engineering Health and Safety Committee. Julie is a nationally recognised Mental Health First Aider and is Level 3 award First Aid At Work (QCF) She 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 health and safety 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 communications. Julie is one of 12 founder members of the Durham University Technicians Commitment Steering Group. With the leadership of VC Stuart Corbridge, Durham became a signatory of the National Technicians Commitment in November 2018 . Julie is an ILM accredited coach and a member of Durham University Coaching Network. 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.



Last updated July 2021