Judith trained in Aberdeen, qualifying in 1985, and has specialised in the field of mental health. Prior to joining RGU in March 2001 she held senior and managerial positions in both England and Scotland, including rural and inner city areas. Her areas of interest include eating disorders, severe and enduring mental health disorders, cognitive behavioural therapy and family therapy. For the previous 12 years she worked exclusively in community mental health and has been instrumental in team development. She is a member of the Association of Occupational Therapists in Mental Health and the British Association of Occupational Therapists. She is currently undertaking the certificate in tertiary level teaching.