I’m in awe of the quality of work Gran produces.
Julie’s role is to provide office support to Gran. She’s responsible for office administration, accounts, personnel and payroll, as well as special projects like digital conversion, systems review, IT strategy, HR policy and business development.
To support her role at Gran, Julie has been studying for a Diploma of Business, and expects to graduate by the end of 2023 and put her new knowledge to work at Gran.
Like most of the Gran team, she has lived and worked all over the world, in Australia, UK, USA, Canada, and Spain.
In that time she’s managed to graduate with an honours degree in Envionmental Studies, and an Advanced Diploma in Fine Art (sculpture). Which then led to several careers, spanning research, teaching (writing, ESL, mathematics, health ecology), statistical design, mathematical operations, systems analysis, project management, IT consulting, curriculum design and technical instruction.
Despite all of the above, Julie’s real passion is for making art. She’s a complete mathematical nerd who counts EVERYTHING who can recite a Fibonacci series to the nth degree. She also has a strong theoretical grasp of trigonometry. But!! She continues to horrify architects with an artist’s wanton abandonment of the rules of vanishing point perspective.
“Many years ago I began a research project in then-obscure science of epidemiology. The PhD was soon abandoned but the interest remains. Now, all these years later, not only does the whole world know what epidemiologists do, but suddenly it’s interesting dinner table conversation! Who could ever have imagined!”
Julie is a ruthless reviewer of documents. When she comes across really long sentences her mantra is :