Julian is passionate about equity in health care and how health professionals, primarily nurses and midwives achieve high quality care and advocacy for societies most vulnerable infants, children and families. As an ethnographer Julian works with families and the interdisciplinary workforce to improve wellbeing and care, primarily with families who experience health inequities due to race or ethnicity.
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Julian is a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications in paediatric and child and family health nursing. Having worked in clinical settings for over 25 years Julian’s experience covers the scope of rural, remote and metropolitan nursing in a range of acute and community environments.
As immediate past president of MCaFHNA, the national professional body for child and family health nurses, Julian led major changes that resulted in significant growth of the organisation. She contributed to a number of national health and child protection reviews in collaboration with the Coalition of National Nursing and Midwifery Organisations, and the Australian College of Nursing. She is currently sought as an expert in well-child health care and child health professional practice as it relates to keeping children safe. Due to her outgoing role of postgraduate nursing programs coordinator, Julian is across a broad spectrum of nursing specialisations from Nurse Practitioner to acute and primary health care. Julian contributes to strengthening workforce development and shaping policy to enable nurses and midwives to take their places at leadership tables across Australia.
PhD, BNurs, Honours (1st Class), RN, Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health Nursing Studies
2013 Finalist South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, Research Category
2006 Finalist South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, Community Health Nursing category
2005 Brenda Nettle Award, Australian Confederation of University Women
2004 Australian Postgraduate Award
Maternal Child and Family Health Nurses Australia (MCaFHNA)
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