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Julie Leask is a social scientist and professor in the Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sydney. She has qualifications in nursing and midwifery, with a Master of Public Health (1998) and PhD (2003) from the University of Sydney.

Her research focuses on public health; vaccination uptake, programs and policy; and health and risk communication. Julie is chair of the WHO Behavioural and Social Drivers of Vaccination working group and visiting professorial fellow at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance. She is a member of the University of Sydney Institute for Infectious Diseases. Julie was overall winner of the Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence in 2019.

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Visiting fellow, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
  • 2017–present
    Professor, Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sydney
  • 2013–2017
    Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
  • 2002–2013
    Senior Research Fellow, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
  • 1999–2002
    PhD candidate, University of Sydney

Education

  • 2003 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 1998 
    University of Sydney, Master of Public Health
  • 1991 
    Northern Sydney Area Midwifery School, Certificate of Midwifery
  • 1990 
    University of Technology Sydney, Diploma in Health Science, Nursing

Research Areas

  • Infectious Diseases (110309)
  • Psychology (1701)
  • Sociology (1608)
  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)