Julie Hepburn had a stage 3 colorectal cancer in 2014 which was successfully treated by surgery and chemotherapy.  Since then, she has been heavily involved as a lay member in cancer research in Wales and the wider UK and is the Lead Lay Research Partner for the Wales Cancer Research Centre

Julie is currently involved as a lay partner in research looking at cancer awareness and beliefs, and attitudes to screening. Four years ago, she took part in a Horizon TV Programme titled “We need to talk about Death”