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Associate Professor, Mental Health and Addiction, Rural Health Research Institute, Charles Sturt University

Julaine is Associate Professor, Mental Health and Addictions at the Rural Health Research Institute, Charles Sturt University and Senior Visiting Fellow at the National Drug And Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW.
Julaine is a researcher-practitioner in substance use with a background in social work and human rights. She has worked in mental health, child protection and substance treatment. Her current research investigates the implementation of psycho-social interventions for substance dependence and the provision of drug and alcohol and mental health services for young people and people with cognitive impairment.


  • 2019–present
    Senior Visiting Fellow, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
  • 2018–present
    Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of QLD
  • 2022–present
    Associate professor, Rural Health Research Institute CSU
  • 2020–2022
    Senior lecturer, University of Wollongong
  • 2019–2020
    Director of Research , Western NSW Local Health District
  • 2017–2019
    Director of Research , Lives Lived Well
  • 2011–2017
    Deputy CEO, Lyndon
  • 2007–2011
    Senior research fellow, Lyndon


  • 2004 
    Charles Sturt University, PhD
  • 1988 
    Sydney University, Bachelor of Social Work

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Association of Social Workers