Following a successful career in the NHS June joined Oxford Brookes in 2001 as Deputy Head of the School of Health and Social Care. She became acting Dean in 2002 and was appointed as Dean in 2004. In June 2010 she was appointed as Pro Vice Chancellor (Development and Alumni Relations) and Executive Dean of the restructured Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. June was awarded professorial title from Oxford Brookes in February 2015 in recognition of her professional achievements and academic leadership.
June qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1976 from the Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing, Birmingham and maintains her registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. She holds a Masters Degree from Cardiff University College of Medicine, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (with Distinction).
June published extensively in the nineteen nineties on management and leadership and her book "Leadership and Nursing" (1998) is currently being revised.
She believes strongly in the benefits of coaching for leadership development and personally coaches two clients per year. She is a mentor and role model for the Higher Education Leadership Foundation's Aurora Programme. She is a reviewer for The Contemporary Nurse Journal and a book reviewer for Palgrave Macmillan. She blogs at JuneinHE.wordpress.com and can be found on Twitter on @JuneinHE
June has completed the Higher Education Leadership Foundation's Top Management Programme and in 2011 completed the CASE study tour of Canada, looking at Advancement and Alumni Relations practise in universities in and around Toronto, Ontario. In 2013 she was a participant in the Women's Leadership Forum at Harvard Business School. She is currently serving on a two year Lancet Commission on Nursing in the UK.