Julia Bell is DNA consultant for Wall to Wall: ITV’s Long Lost Family, and regularly features in the press, on radio and TV, including Radio 4’s Inside Science programme discussing her latest project with Adam Rutherford. She has been a regular speaker at Who Do You Think You Are Live and appeared on the BBC and the ITV news.
She is an English and History graduate (Humanities) with a teaching qualification, now working with DNA. She has a natural ability to combine conventional detective work with regular genealogy and utilise DNA as a tool to solve mysteries.
Julia has been a spouse member of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) for more than 8 years, firstly in Singapore and now in London. She has been a forum moderator in YPO and recently trained with the highly regarded Sue Hesse in a Forum moderator and Leadership Development Programme.
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More media mentions:
BBC Sounds, Anne Diamond: ‘Ascot’s very own DNA Detective’; Julia Bell tells the story of tracking down her long lost grandfather
BBC News: “I was found as a baby wrapped in my mum’s coat – but who am I?” (July 2020)
Daily Telegraph: Long Lost Family: A tale of two foundlings with a twist that will make your jaw drop… (June 2020)
ITV: Long Lost Family Special : WATCH THE TRAILER (June 2020)
ITV: Long Lost Family Special: Born Without Trace (February 2019)
BBC World Service ‘Outlook’: Solving the Rob Weston mystery
BBC News: The mystery of the baby in the box
BBC Victoria Derbyshire Programme: The DNA Detective helping to reunite families
Worthing Herald: Breakthrough in South Downs abandoned baby mystery (video)
Plymouth Herald: Woman finally tracks down GI grandad after 12 years