Julie Anderson is a policy officer in the European Commission's higher education policy team in the Directorate General for Education and Culture. In this role, she contributes to the Commission's modernisation agenda for higher education, with specific responsibility for the Council Recommendation on tracking graduates and the development of policies on teaching, citizenship, the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and digital and open learning.
Prior to this role, Anderson worked for the Irish Department of Education and Skills, most recently as the Education and Skills Attaché in the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU, in which role she was Chair of the EU's Education Committee during the Irish EU Presidency and led the negotiations with the European Parliament and the Commission on Erasmus+. She is also a former Vice-Chair of the OECD's Education Policy Committee.
In previous roles, Anderson was Private Secretary to Ireland's first Minister for Integration and Deputy Head of Mission in the Irish Embassy in Switzerland. She also previously taught English in Germany, Dubai and Ireland, including teaching English to asylum seekers in Ireland.