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Julia Kontak

PhD student, School of Health, Dalhousie University

Julia Kontak is a PhD in Health student at Dalhousie University. Julia’s current research focuses on Health Promoting Schools, youth engagement and knowledge translation. She also works as a Research Associate at UpLift, a School-Community-Partnership that aims to catalyze and support Health Promoting Schools efforts across Nova Scotia, Canada. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Julia completed her MA in Health Promotion at Dalhousie University and worked at two leading health research organizations in Nova Scotia. Most recently, Julia held the position of the Knowledge Translation Coordinator at the Maritime SPOR Support Unit for four years.


  • –present
    PhD in Health Student (speciality in Health Promotion), Dalhousie University


  • 2016 
    Dalhousie University , MA Health Promotion