About

 Julie Parison has been working in the field of  health care research since 2000, and she currently teaches and tutors on the subjects of qualitative research methods, social science in public health and health promotion.

Her academic training encompasses the disciplines of sociology and anthropology of health and illness 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 graduated with 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.  If you wish to know more about the work of the Network please email Julie.

Julie has also served as a human research ethics advisor for the Public Health and Tropical Medicine academic group since 2007 and is a member of the Public Health and Tropical Medicine Academic Group Research Interest Group.   

Teaching
  • HS2402: Health Professional Research 1 (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • HS2405: Health Professional Research 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • HS3401: Health Professional Research 2 (Level 3; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Sustainable communities the public health perspective; Active transport in the tropics.
Teaching
  • Literacy & Numeracy issues. Qualitative research teaching methods, teaching large classes,.
Experience
  • 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)
Socio-Economic Objectives
Publications

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Current Funding

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North Queensland Primary Healthcare Network - Grants Program

Active Transport in the Tropics - Establishing an Agenda

Indicative Funding
$18,960
Summary
This project will progress the vision and work of the newly formed Active Transport in the Tropics Network - a multidisciplinary academic, technical and community stakeholder group that aims to make Townsville the safest, most active, eco-friendly transport city in Australia and the tropics by 2030. We are planning a scoping study to identify current evidence and gaps in knowledge around physical activity and active transport in Townsville. This project will also involve understanding the impact of the social determinants of health on active transport. Based on this review the Network will develop a participatory action research agenda to achieve the vision with downstream, mid-stream and upstream initiatives.
Investigators
Richard Franklin, Julie Parison and Sue Devine in collaboration with Anne Swinbourne, Kayla Morris, Adam Connell, Anthony Leicht, Glenn Dawes, Yetta Gurtner and Robyn Preston (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, College of Healthcare Sciences, Estate, College of Science & Engineering and College of Medicine & Dentistry)
Keywords
Safety; Wellbeing; Obesity; Active transport; Sustainability; Infrastructure

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  • 41.113, Public & Indigenous Health (Townsville campus)
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