Julia Manning is a social pioneer, writer, campaigner and commentator. Julia studied visual science at City University, became a member of the College of Optometrists in 1991 and specialised in diabetes.
Her career has included being a visiting lecturer at City University, a visiting clinician at the Royal Free Hospital, working with south London Primary Care Trusts and as a Director of the UK Institute of Optometry.
She formed 2020health in 2006 and left the NHS in 2009. Julia’s research interests are now in harnessing digital to improve well-being. She is an honorary research associate at UCL and a Fellow of the RSA.