Julia has done extensive research on Cypriot traditional textiles. Her research covers not only woven fabrics but also embroidery, lace, and garments. She gives lectures (many of which have been published) and organises exhibitions on textiles of specific areas and historic periods of Cyprus. Julia also lectures in scientific conferences / symposiums abroad.

She was commissioned by the Leventis museum to write "The Collection of Embroidery and Lace of the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia". Julia was also the textiles advisor for the films "Weaving Ladies of Cyprus" (2001-2008) and "Lefkara Lace" (2010-2012) directed by Paschalis Papapetrou, with the support of the Cyprus Cultural Services. Her enthusiasm for traditional Cypriot textiles led to the creation of the Cyprus Textile Route website and booklet, created in cooperation with the European Textile Network.