Julia Carr

Course Leader

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

School:School of Education

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching

Research Supervision:Yes

Julia’s interests lie in promotion of social justice in and through education and in developing strong community links.

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Julia is a full-time lecturer and Course Leader on the BA (Hons) Working with Children, Families and Communities and BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies courses at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford. Before entering the Higher Education sector, Julia focused on autism policy development at local and national level. She still maintains this interest and remains active within both the local and national government arenas, and within autism research.

Julia is an alumna of Anglia Ruskin University having completed both her Undergraduate and Masters degrees here.

Research interests

  • Autism policy
  • Disability advocacy
  • Non-traditional students in Higher Education
  • Social justice and education


  • BA (Hons) Working with Children and Families
  • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Recent presentations and conferences

  • Fit for Purpose. Levelling Up Positive destinations Post 16+ Panel. March 2021
  • Public Policy Exchange: Ensuring Better Outcomes for People with Autism, February 2015
  • Public Policy Exchange: Ensuring Better Outcomes for People with Autism, November 2015
  • V International Conference on Critical Education, June 2015
  • VI International Conference on Critical Education, August 2016
  • XI Autism – Europe International Congress, September 2016

Media experience

  • Local newspaper re autism charity work
  • National newspaper re mature students
  • National television as part of Channel 4’s Educating Essex programme and follow-up