Professor, Head of Campus, Director, University of Notre Dame Australia

Professor Julianne (Juli) Coffin is an Aboriginal Western Australian who has traditional ties to her grandparents' country in the Pilbara region (Nyangumarta). Juli was born in Ngala, Western Australia and has lived the majority of her life in the Pilbara. She is the proud mother of three children. Juli is a graduate of Edith Cowan University (Western Australia) and James Cook University (Queensland).

Professor Coffin is a prominent Aboriginal researcher with research expertise in cultural security, education and research across a diverse range of chronic diseases, nutrition, contextualising bullying, and health promotion. Professor Coffin holds a Bachelor of Education, a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (with distinction) and a PhD with an award in excellence. With a keen interest in Aboriginal languages and ways of learning Professor Coffin combines her education and cultural learnings to deliver the outstanding translation of research into practice that is always of an impeccable standard. She is highly regarded by her peers as being creative and innovative around some of the particularly controversial and complex areas in Aboriginal health and education.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Academic and Head of Campus & Director, University of Notre Dame Australia