Dr Julie King

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Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health

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

Dr Julie King is a senior 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 ophthalmology, 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 researched in Thailand and Cambodia and conducted training in Nepal, Fiji, Cambodia 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 for participants from Africa, Asia and the Pacific in areas of disability, gender and inclusive disaster management.   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

Additional information

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2013
Details
Invited keynote address at The Realising Hopes and Dreams of Parents with Intellectual Disabilty Symposium - Brisbane,2012
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2004
Details
Dean's commendation for performance in Master of Public Health (Tropical Health)
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)
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
  • Polluted Identity and Obstructed Ecape: A Critical Analysis of the Therapeutic Alliance in a Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Unit
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Niki Edwards
  • Animal Activists and Abattoir Workers: A Qualitative Intersectional Narrative Analysis
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Heather Fraser
  • Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) among Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Nigeria
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Jo Durham
  • How is Child Sexual Exploitation experienced by children and young adults in Australia, and what are the implications of survivor-informed research to policydevelopment?
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Heather Fraser, Dr Joanne Clarke
  • Access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme within South East Queensland: Experiences of adults with an intellectual disability from refugee backgrounds
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Niki Edwards
  • Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Australian military/veteran Social Work practice
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Niki Edwards
  • How people with a disorder of the corpus callosum experience and explain anxiety10980024
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Niki Edwards