Julie completed her undergraduate psychology degree at the University of Surrey in 2004. Following this Julie worked as an assistant psychologist in a secondary care adult mental health service and then as a research assistant, looking at rates of mental health issues in prisons. Julie completed clinical psychology training at the University of East London between 2006-2009. Since qualification Julie has worked with adults with learning disabilities in a variety of NHS settings, including inpatient assessment and treatment services, forensic services and in the community.
She currently works in a community team for adults with learning disabilities 3 days at week and at Salomons, as a clinical and academic tutor 2 days a week.
In 2016 Julie completed a post-graduate diploma from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust/UEL in systemic approaches to working with individuals, groups and organisations.
Teaching and subject expertise
Julie currently coordinates the teaching on the learning, physical and sensory disabilities block on the doctorate in clinical psychology course, at Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology.
Publications and research outputs
Baum, S. & Steel, J. (2019). Engaging people with learning disabilities in family and network meetings. In V. Jones and M. Haydon - Laurelut (Eds) (2019). Working with people with learning disabilities: Systemic approaches. Red Globe Press: London
Steel, Thornicroft, Birmingham, Brooker, Mills, Harty & Shaw (2007). "Prison Mental Health In-reach Services". British Journal of Psychiatry, 190, 373-374.
Handley, E., Southwell, O., Steel, J. (2012) Recovery and intellectual disabilities: A review, Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 6, 192 – 198.
Mills, A., Kendall, K., Lathlean, J. and Steel, J. (2013) Researching the mental health needs of women in prison: problems and pitfalls. In, M. Malloch & G. McIvor (Eds.) Women, punishment and social justice: Human rights and penal practices (pp. 52-64). Abingdon: Routledge.
Embedding Outcomes into Practice. Dr Sandra Baum & Dr Julie Steel. BPS Faculty of Intellectual Disabilities. Advancing Practice Conference. 29th March 2017.
Using the Tree of Life with People with Intellectual Disabilities. Dr Sandra Baum & Dr Julie Steel. BPS Faculty of Intellectual Disabilities. Advancing Practice Conference. 30th March 2017.