Julie joined ROD-IS in 2015 having completed her PhD entitled ‘Risk Assessment for Masonry Buildings due to Tunnelling-Induced Settlement’ at University College Dublin. Her research employed probabilistic methods to develop fragility curves for masonry buildings to indicate the likelihood of building damage during adjacent tunnel excavation. During the course of her PhD research, Julie spent time working on the Crossrail project in the UK, analysing the response of surface buildings during tunnelling operations. In ROD-IS, Julie is one of the lead ROD-IS researchers for the EU-funded INFRARISK project, in which a risk assessment and a stress testing methodology is being developed to advance decision-making approaches for the protection of transport infrastructure networks against natural hazards. Julie is also developing a probabilistic methodology for Transport Infrastructure Ireland, which will be capable of utilising experimentally determined data and statistically modelled road characteristics to determine an optimal lifecycle maintenance strategy for the Irish road network in terms of skid resistance.