Miss Julia Hammond
Senior Research Nurse
Julia qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1984 and as a Midwife in1987. In September 1991 she joined the MRC EEU working primarily on two maternal nutrition studies.
Since 1998 Julia has been working as the senior research nurse on the Southampton Women’s Survey (SWS). She has been supervising a team of research nurses, who were initially responsible for carrying out home visits on the 12,500 women in the survey, gathering information on their diet, lifestyle and body composition. Subsequently those who become pregnant (to date over 3000) are being followed up and their offspring seen at 1, 2, 3, 4, and now 6 years of age. She is currently one of eleven nurses employed on various components of the SWS.
Julia is also currently completing a dissertation for an MSc Research Methods in Health, looking at women’s experiences of premenstrual symptoms in the workplace.