Dr Julie Tomlinson

Dr Julie Tomlinson

Honorary University Fellow

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



Consultant Nurse, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
St. Austell Healthcare, Cornwall 

Honorary Clinical Lecturer
Plymouth Medical School


PhD Medical Studies (Peninsula College Medicine & Dentistry)

MSc Healthcare (Exeter University)

BSc(Hons) Health studies (Plymouth University)

PgDip Clinical Education

PgCert Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Registered General Nurse

Specialist Practitioner Public Health



Research interests

  • Cardiometabolic risks associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Diabetes (type 2)
  • Obesity
  • General Practice



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Hardwick R, Heaton J, Griffiths G, Vaidya B, Child S, Fleming S, Hamilton WT, Tomlinson J, Zhelev Z & Patterson A (2014) 'Exploring reasons for variation in ordering thyroid function tests in primary care: a qualitative study' Qual Prim Care 22, (6) 256-261 Author Site
Tomlinson J, Letherby G, Pinkney J, Millward A & Stenhouse E (2013) 'Raising awareness of polycystic ovary syndrome' Nurs Stand 27, (40) 35-39 Author Site , DOI
Tomlinson J, Millward A, Stenhouse E & Pinkney J (2010) 'Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in polycystic ovary syndrome: what are the risks and can they be reduced?' Diabet Med 27, (5) 498-515 Author Site , DOI
Conference Papers
Pinkney J, Mari A, Tura A, Bond K, Stenhouse E, Vincent RP & Tomlinson J (2015) 'Insulin sensitivity with reactive hypoglycaemia: a metabolic subtype of polycystic ovary syndrome with reduced risks of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease' S302-S302
Tomlinson J, Mari A, Tura A, Bond K, Stenhouse E, Vincent RP & Pinkney J (2015) 'The beta cell and insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome: new insights into the origins and prevention of type 2 diabetes' S190-S190