Julia Sawyer, BPharm, studied pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy, University of London, graduating in 1993. She completed her pre-registration year at St. Mary's Hospital, London, before working in the NHS for 15 years. While working in the NHS she undertook the Clinical Diploma in Pharmacy Practice and specialised in Medicines Information. She spent 10 years at the London (Northwick Park) regional medicines information centre, initially as a junior Pharmacist and then later as Assistant Director. In 2009 Julia became a freelance contributor to Stockley's Drug Interactions, and since then has regularly contributed to this, and Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions.