Dr David Julien graduated from Newcastle University medical school in 1994. Between 2000 and 2012 he was a GP partner in South Shields in the north east of England combining clinical work in primary care and community addictions with senior leadership roles at the local primary care trust.
In 2008 he set up First Contact Clinical a community interest company specialising in providing training and services that support person centred behaviour change. He became chief executive in 2012. Between 2014 and 2016 David completed the Health Foundation Generation Q Program completing a masters degree in leadership and quality improvement.
In 2017 he took up a role as clinical director at South Tyneside CCG for long term conditions and is the local ICP clinical lead for prevention. David is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and holds an advanced diploma in leadership and performance coaching.