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Dr Julie King

Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work

Personal

Name
Dr Julie King
Position(s)
Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Social Work, Anthropology, Public Health and Health Services
Phone
+61 7 3138 4071
Fax
+61 7 3138 0296
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD, Master of Public Health (Tropical Health) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Professional Member of the American Anthropological Association
  • Professional Member of the Society of Medical Anthropologists
  • Partner – Road Traffic Injury Research Network
  • Member – Association of Women in Development
Keywords

Human rights, International development, Disability, Gender, Inclusive disaster risk management, People from refugee backgrounds, International health, Cross-cultural studies

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Before joining academia Julie worked as Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Manager in the areas of opthalmology, disability, rehabilitation and palliative care.  She is now a medical anthropologist who has a Master of Public Health (Tropical Health) from UQ for which she was awarded the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine Medal and a Dean’s commendation for academic excellence.  She also has a PhD in medical anthropology from QUT.  Julie has a strong interest in disability and gender in low and middle income countries.  She takes a human rights and inclusive development approach to working in numerous countries in the Asia-Pacific and Africa.  She has worked and researched in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Fiji and Tanzania in the areas of disability, human rights and gender.  Currently she is leading a project to develop a community access tool for persons with disability with CARRS-Q and Handicap International in Cambodia and Laos.  She has led a team in the development of a gender-mainstreaming training manual for the Ministry of Health in Fiji.  Julie has led many Australia Award Fellowship training programs for Fellows from Africa and Asia in the areas of disability, gender and inclusive disaster management.  She also has a keen interest in the cross-cultural nature of disability in Australia and has conducted research amongst Indigenous Australian and is currently leading a research project exploring disability amongst refugees.  Julie teaches in the areas of human rights, disability, international social work and research methods.  She supervises HDR students both domestic and international with a focus on cross-cultural research and international field work.  Julie also supervises social work students on professional placement overseas. Currently Julie is the Coordinator of International Engagement for Social Work and Human Services.

Interests

  • Disability in low and middle income countries
  • Gender issues in low and middle income countries including violence, trafficking and human rights
  • Inclusive development practice
  • Inclusive/community-based disaster management
  • Access and sustainable transport for persons with disability, especially in low and middle income countries
  • International health
  • Refugee health, in particular disability and chronic health issues
  • International social work
This information has been contributed by Dr Julie King.

Teaching

Julie has a commitment to inclusive teaching practices and has been working with the Acedemic Language and Learning Support team to ensure support for students from CaLD and international backgrounds.  She is also interested in virtual simulated learning environments and in 2011 won a QUT Teaching and Learning Grant to develop animations around disability in global and local contexts with Creative Industries.  She co-ordinates and teaches into:

  • SWB105 Introduction to Human Rights and Ethics
  • SWB306 People, Community and Disability
  • SWB312 International Social Work
  • SWN001 Planning, literacy and Research
  • She also supervises social work students doing international professional placements through PUB875

Julie also specialises in customised short courses which have been undertaken for Australia Award Fellowship training or have been delivered overseas for government and non-government agencies, inlcuding in Tanzania and Cambodia.  All customised courses are developed to be context specific and address the needs and learning styles of the participants.  Topics include:

  • Disability and  disability inclusive development
  • Gender
  • Access and inclusion
  • Inclusive disaster risk management
This information has been contributed by Dr Julie King.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2004
Details
Awarded the Austrasian College of Tropical Medicine Medal for overall performance in Master of Public Health (Tropical Health)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2004
Details
Dean's commendation for performance in Master of Public Health (Tropical Health)

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
International Social Work Student Exchange: Facilitating Good Practice in Australia and the Asia-Pacific
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
ID14-3721
Start year
2015
Keywords
Curriculum Design; International Student Exchange; Internationalisation; Social Work; Social Work Education

Supervision