Judy graduated from the University of Salford in 1990 with a first class degree in Biological and Biochemical Sciences. She gained a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of London in 1994, and then held post-doctoral research positions at Aston University and the University of Nottingham. Judy joined the University of Liverpool in 2001 as a Lecturer on a research and teaching path, gaining a PG certificate (distinction) in learning and teaching in Higher Education in 2004. Judy is a Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, where she runs a research group funded by North West Cancer Research, Breast Cancer Now, Fight for Sight, EPSRC and the NC3Rs. Judy recently established a Liverpool Chick Egg Facility (CEF) together with the Facility Manager Dr Sarah Barnett. She is a member of the Mesothelioma UK Research and Audit Scientific Committee and has served on advisory boards including the Mesothelioma Research Network Steering Group. Judy is the Deputy Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Technology, Infrastructure and Environment in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Liverpool, and the Faculty Lead for Equality Diversity and Inclusion.