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Julie Leask is a social scientist and Associate Professor in the School of Public Health, University of Sydney. She is a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance and has cross appointments with the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine and the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity. Julie has a background in nursing and midwifery with a Master of Public Health (1998) and PhD (2002) from USYD.

Julie’s research looks public beliefs, attitudes and practices regarding immunisation and infectious diseases. She also teaches and researches in the field of health communication. She currently holds an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship focusing on improving communication about vaccination in public and clinical settings.