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Mrs Julie Hyde, BA

Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death, on 19 July 2013, of Mrs Julie Hyde (née Clarke), former Director of Projects in the School of Healthcare.

Before joining the University, Julie had a very successful nursing career in the NHS. From her first role at the then United Leeds Hospitals, in 1966, she progressed to further nursing and training roles within the Leeds, Wakefield and Wolverhampton areas, including a position with Wakefield Technical College as a part-time tutor. This was followed by a move back to the Leeds Health Authority and into strategic and operational management.

It was in this last capacity that Julie moved to the University in 1996, where her responsibilities included capital project management (in particular the School of Healthcare’s move to the Baines Wing that it now occupies); space management; and providing support to the senior management team in the development and implementation of a range of policies and strategies, particularly in relation to accommodation and facilities. Julie proved a highly competent and effective professional, whose contribution to the School was much valued by colleagues and managers. Possessed of excellent planning and communication skills and an impressive capacity for hard work, she was also a very warm and approachable team member, loyal and supportive, who was always ready to provide guidance and assistance and to share her love of reading, choral singing and handicrafts. She had a keen interest in professional and continuing development, encouraging colleagues to pursue their interests and broaden their skills, as well as herself studying part-time at Bradford University for a BA (Hons) in Social Studies.

Julie retired from the University in 2000. She will be remembered with great affection and esteem by friends and colleagues alike. She is survived by her son, Nicholas. The funeral was held on 31 July 2013.