Dr Julia Race

Head Of Department

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

Prior to starting my academic career, I worked in industry for over 20 years, latterly in the pipeline industry for 7 years as an integrity consultant for GE Oil and Gas. In this role, I was responsible for providing fitness-for-purpose, remaining life and corrosion assessments for onshore and offshore pipelines. I have also worked as a materials engineer in the petrochemical and power generation industries involved with the operation, maintenance and design of chemical and power plant.


I joined Newcastle University in 2005 as a lecturer in Pipeline Engineering, running an MSc in Pipeline Engineering and establishing an MSc Subsea Engineering and Management. I also began my main research into the pipeline and marine transport of carbon dioxide for carbon capture and storage (CCS). However, my other research interests include modelling external corrosion in pipelines and evaluating the effect of denting on pipeline integrity.


At the University of Strathclyde, which I joined in 2014, I am continuing my research interests in CCS transport. However, I have a wide range of research expertise in metallurgy, failure analysis, welding and corrosion in the power, petrochemicals and energy sectors. 


State Aid or Subsidy Control : Ensuring Prosperity in the Race to Net Zero
Turner Karen, Race Julia, Katris Antonios, Stewart Jamie
Nudging policymakers : a case study of the role and influence of academic policy analysis
Turner Karen, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Race Julia
Journal of European Public Policy (2020)
Industrial Decarbonisation, Regional Industrial Activity and the Quality of Employment : a New Wage Premium Multiplier Approach for Value Chain Analysis
Turner Karen, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Race Julia, Katris Antonios
Validation of the NG-18 equations for thick walled pipelines
Lyons CJ, Race JM, Chang E, Cosham A, Wetenhall B, Barnett J
Engineering Failure Analysis Vol 112 (2020)
A Net Zero Principles Framework : Fundamental Questions for Public Policy Analysis
Turner Karen, Race Julia, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Katris Antonios, Swales Kim
Analytical and computational indoor shelter models for infiltration of carbon dioxide into buildings : comparison with experimental data
Lyons C J, Race J M, Adefila K, Wetenhall B, Aghajani H, Aktas B, Hopkins H F, Cleaver P, Barnett J
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control Vol 92 (2020)

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Professional activities

Centre for Energy Policy Energy Conversations:Stop talking tech – why should people care about energy technology and policy?
Cybersecurity and Marine Big Data
Member of programme committee
Stakeholder engagement meeting
Stakeholder engagement meeting
PhD Reading Committee - Utrecht University
External Examiner
External examiner for MSc programmes at Robert Gordon University
External Examiner

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Accounting and scenario analyses to measuring and unlocking value to enable Just Transitions in the decarbonisation of uk industry clusters
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator) Swales, John (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2021
The role of CCS in industry clusters in delivering value to the political economy
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator) Alabi, Oluwafisayo Titilope (Researcher) Katris, Antonios (Researcher)
Flexible Fund Project of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
The role of CCS in industry clusters in delivering value to the political economy
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
The economic opportunity for a large scale CO2 management industry in Scotland
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator)
25-Jan-2019 - 25-Jan-2019
Reframing the Value Case for CCS
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Alabi, Oluwafisayo Titilope (Researcher) Low, Ragne (Researcher) Race, Julia (Researcher)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2018
UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre 2017 (UKCCSRC 2017)
Race, Julia (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2022

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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