Associate Professor Julian Grant

Academic Status

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Health Sciences (N204)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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.

Qualifications

PhD, BNurs, Honours (1st Class), RN, Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health Nursing Studies

Honours, awards and grants

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

Teaching interests
Child and family health nursing, paediatric nursing, intercultural communication, reflective practice, postcolonial and feminist praxis, research.
Topic coordinator
NURS8826 Advanced Clinical Practice for Child and Family Health Nursing
Supervisory interests
Aboriginal child health
Aboriginal health professional workforce
Child health
Diversity
Ethnography
Inequalities and disparities
Paediatric/child health nursing
Racism
Video reflexive ethnography
Workforce development
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Care for abandoned children with HIV-Aids in Tanzania (1), Standards of care for health professionals working with children in the early years (1), Burn Injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children (1), Exploring self-efficacy of pregnant teenagers in Thailand (1)
Associate supervisor: Safe and supportive environments for children in health care (1)
Completion
Associate supervisor: An examination community health nurses capacity to support adolescents in a rapidly urbanising China (1), The use of nursing centres in Indonesia to reduce childhood tuberculosis — Associate (1) (1)
Expert for media contact
Child/Youth health
Children/Youth
Diversity and Inclusion
Nursing
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Child and family health nursing
Interdisciplinary education and care in the early years
cultural care
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Media expertise
  • Child/Youth health
  • Children/Youth
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Nursing
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Interests
  • Child and family health nursing
  • Interdisciplinary education and care in the early years
  • cultural care

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