Julie Anderson

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Associate Director (Partnerships)


Julie is an Associate Director (Partnerships & Workstream Lead) for the Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre (SISCC), hosted within the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Dundee.  Julie joined SISCC in May 2016 as Associate Director and has overall responsibility for SISCC engagement activities and implementation of improvement projects within the workstreams.

Julie brings a wealth of clinical and improvement experience to this post.  She began her career in the NHS as a midwife and obtained her Master’s in Public Health at Kings College, London in 2002.  

Julie facilitated the establishment of the Scottish Paediatric Patient Safety Programme and is an IHI Improvement Advisor; bringing extensive experience and knowledge of running national improvement programmes.  Through her national commissioning role – she has gained an extensive knowledge of the NHS in Scotland and the organisational delivery of services and specialist care – covering midwifery, paediatric, adult and mental health services.

Wider professional activities

Mentor for the Scottish Improvement Leaders Programme

Member of the Health Foundation’s Q Initiative



Emma Coles , Mary Wells, Margaret Maxwell, Fiona M. Harris, Julie Anderson, Nicola M. Gray, Gill Milner and Stephen MacGillivray. The influence of contextual factors on healthcare quality improvement initiatives: what works, for whom and in what setting? Protocol for a realist review. Systematic Reviews (2017) 6:168. DOI 10.1186/s13643-017-0566-8 http://rdcu.be/vdi0


Julie Anderson has presented at and supported the delivery of a number of national conferences around quality improvement, paediatric patient safety, paediatric high dependency care and neonatal care.