As a born and bred Canberran, now living in nearby Queanbeyan, Juliana's interests have led her to pursue work and study in fire ecology, resource and environmental management, and agriculture. Before undertaking and completing her studies at the ANU, Juliana's interests included working as a woolclasser and shed-hand in NSW and Qld, as a field-hand in the Bureau of Mineral Resources working on stromatolites, and picking avocadoes on a kibbutz in northern Israel. This was followed by working in the Australian Government Department of Agriculture (and former guises) on issues ranging from animal welfare, meat and livestock commodities, and vegetation policy.
Juliana's post-graduate research was conducted in the northern Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and included vegetation surveys, trapping reptiles, small mammals and invertebrates, and experimental burns. Juliana is co-author of a systematic review accepted by Biological Reviews (19 Jan 2021) titled 'How fire interacts with habitat loss and fragmentation'. Exploratory work on this systematic review was undertaken during her doctorate. A manuscript on reptiles and fire is currently (Jan 2021) in prep for publishing.
In her second year on contract working for the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Juliana is now working in the terrestrial threatened species area after having spent almost a year in the science partnerships area as a liaison officer for threatened species recovery issues in the National Environmental Science Program.
Juliana is a member of the Ecological Society of Australia and is president of the Australian Forest History Society.