Julie Parison has been working in the field of  health care research since 2000.  She currently lectures and teaches into subjects for qualitative research methods (HS2402,  HS2405/3401,TM5524), and social science in public health (TM5506).

Her academic training encompasses the disciplines of the sociology and anthropology of health and the new public health.  Julie has a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons.) majoring in the sociology of health and illness.  In 2012, she completed a Graduate Certificate of Education (Tertiary Teaching) and in 2015 Julie was awarded a Master of Public Health (with Distinction).

Julie’s public health research interests include ecologically sustainable communities, in particular, active transport.  In collaboration with Associate Professor Richard Franklin and the Active Transport in the Tropics Network at James Cook University,  Julie is actively engaged in supporting the network to develop an action research agenda to achieve the aspirational goal of the Network “to make Townsville the safest, most active, eco-friendly transport city in Australia and the tropics by 2030”.   In October, 2016 Julie was honoured for this foundational work with a Highly Commended TropEco Excellence Award – Staff.  In 2017 the Network was highly commended in the Partnerships & Engagement sector of the TropEco Excellence Awards.   If you wish to know more about the work of the Network please email Julie.

Julie has served as a human research ethics advisor for Public Health and Tropical Medicine  since 2007. 

Julie is also available to support the supervision of Masters and PhD of Public Health students intending to conduct mixed methods research projects.   

  • HS2402: Health Professional Research 1 (Level 2; TSV)
  • HS2405: Health Professional Research 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • HS3401: Health Professional Research 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • TM5506: Social Science in Public Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • Qualitative Research; Mixed Methods Research; Sustainable communities the public health perspective; Active transport in the tropics.
  • Literacy & Numeracy issues. Qualitative research teaching methods, teaching large classes,.
  • 2006 to 2026 - Associate Lecturer, Discipline of Public Health, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2004 to 2005 - Project Officer, Primary Health Care Research Education Development (PHCRED), Rural Health Research Unit, School of Medicine, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2002 to 2004 - PHCRED, State Coordinator, Rural Health Research Unit, School of Medicine, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2000 to 2002 - Research Assistant, Rural Health Research Unit, School of Medicine, James Cook University (Townsville)
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