Julia Aglionby is Chairman of the Foundation for Common Land. She is a chartered surveyor specialising in commons and the uplands and works for H&H Land and Property based at Carlisle Mart. Her practice focuses on the North of England but she also provides advice and dispute resolution elsewhere in England and Wales. She lives on a farm in the Eden Valley, Cumbria.
Julia studied at Oxford University and University College of London and is currently undertaking PhD research at Newcastle Law School on the Governance of Common Land in National Parks. The research focuses on the Lake District in England and Danau Sentarum in Indonesian Borneo. The latter is where Julia previously worked for the Overseas Development Administration.
The Foundation for Common Land is a registered charity that encourages the benefits from the active grazing of common land in England, Scotland and Wales. Through our website we provide a forum for all those involved in the active management of common land to raise issues, ask questions and exchange information. We also have specific projects such as the Hill Farm Training Project through which we will be training conservation professionals to better understand hill farming.