Judith qualified as a social worker 40 years ago and initially was a generic social worker. She then worked in one of the first specialist Homefinding Teams. This work included fostering assessments, training foster parents and coordinating pre-adoption foster homes. She then spent many years in healthcare social work. The final years were in practice teaching social workers and as a practice learning tutor at QUB and social work lecturer and tutor at the University of Ulster.
Judith became involved with Family Routes as an adopted person herself.