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Dr Julie King

Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work

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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
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

Dr Julie King is a lecturer in the School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology.

Before joining the academy Dr King was a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Manager in the areas of opthalmology, disability, rehabilitation and palliative care.  Her Master of Public Health (Tropical Health) from UQ 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. Dr King is a medical anthropologist with 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.

Throughout her career, Dr King led the design and development of many Department of Defence and Trade Australia Award Fellowships, including the 2017 development of a framework for inclusive disaster management in Nepal.  This Fellowship program supported the development of an inclusive disaster management framework to improve the extent and integration of inclusive practices in disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

In 2013, Dr King led a team in the development of a gender-mainstreaming training manual for the Ministry of Health in Fiji.

Dr King 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.  She has supervised students from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ghana, Solomon Islands and Vietnam. She also supervises social work students on professional placement overseas. 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

Dr King is committed to inclusive teaching practices and has been working with the Academic Language and Learning Support team to ensure support for students from CaLD and international backgrounds.  She is also interested in virtual simulated learning environments.

In 2011, Dr King 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

Dr King 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, including 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.

Experience

Other training

Mental Health First Aid

Introduction to Disaster Management

Countries of work experience

Professional experience (with particular reference to tender requirements)

2010-Present – Coordinator International Engagement (Social Work and Human Services)/Lecturer, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology

Led the design and delivery of the following DFAT Australia Award Fellowships

- Developing a Framework for Inclusive Disaster Management in Nepal, 2017

This Fellowship program supported the development of an inclusive disaster management framework to improve the extent and integration of inclusive practices in disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

- Twin-Tracked Approach to Reproductive and Child/Maternal Health for Women with Disability in Ghana, 2017

This Fellowship program brought together leaderships and people with disabilities from both government and non-government sectors at both national and sub-national levels to develop an understanding of the twin-tracked approach to reproductive and child/maternal health for women with disability in Ghana.

- Building the Capacity of the Cancer Council in Public Health Management in Mongolia, 2017

This Fellowship program focused on understanding the causes of cancer, prevention programs, cancer control programs, policy formulation, advocacy, empowerment and networking.

- Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response in Bhutan, 2016

This Fellowship program provided enhanced training on prevention and intervention, community engagement, working with victims of violence and integrated response team models to enhance collaboration between key stakeholders and improve service delivery.

- Establishing a Disability Resource and Development Centre in the Philippines, 2015

This Fellowship program developed a framework on the establishment of a national disability resource centre as the lead in providing capacity building programs for disabled people’s organisations in the Philippines.

- Developing a Framework on Inclusive Disaster Management in the Solomon Islands, 2015

This Fellowship program assisted the Solomon Islands in combating inequality on the grounds of disability by mainstreaming disability issues in disaster management, by looking at models and practices as well as a warning system.

- Improving Disaster Preparedness and Response through Enhanced Community Engagement in Pakistan, 2014

This Fellowship program brought together leaders from Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior National Crisis Management Cell to be trained in policy development, strategic planning, community engagement, and the importance of incorporating disability, gender and youth issues into the disaster cycle.

- Sector Wide Approach to the Implementation of Rights-Based Inclusive Development in Cambodia, 2014

This Fellowship program brought together key personnel from Cambodia’s leading disabled people’s organisations and public sector institutes to promote opportunities for all through development of a sector-wide approach to disability-inclusive development.

- Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in the Maldives, 2014

This Fellowship program examined disaster and emergency preparedness and looked at ways in mitigation, preparedness, planning, coordination, response, early warning, relief and reconstruction/rehabilitation could be integrated and multi-sectoral.

- Formulating a Framework on Inclusive Disaster Management in the Philippines, 2014

This Fellowship program looked at practical models and methods for incorporating the needs and concerns of people with disabilities, with regards to safety and security in times of disasters, into a framework for local government units.

- Women and Disability in East and West Africa, 2014

This Fellowship Program focused on the promotion of rights of women and girls with disabilities, through policy development, advocacy, networking, monitoring and evaluation, and program documentation.

Led the design and delivery of the following DFAT funded program

- Gender Mainstreaming and Social Inclusion Training Package in Fiji, 2013

Development of a gender mainstreaming training manual and training materials, training of trainers and workshops for Ministry of Health employees in middle management positions.

Consulting and engagement activities

- Working with Handicap International in Cambodia on the development of a disability/road safety audit tool to measure inclusion and access (with a focus on gender), and associated training materials.

- Developing a network of international collaborators in the area of disability in low and middle income countries with focus on inclusion, gender, human rights, policy and implementation.

- Developing teaching environments and learning materials for different learning styles with students from CaLD backgrounds

- Developed a gender-training package and delivered training to Handicap International and local staff in Cambodia.

- Developed and delivered a training package for the Women and Children’s Disability Network in Tanzania

- Developed short training packages for visiting practitioners, students and academics from China

- Developed and delivered training to Disability Action Council (Cambodian Governement 2015 and 2017): Disability concepts, social inclusion, gender, monitoring and evaluation, human rights frameworks and report writing

 

 

 

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