Associate Professor Julie Green

Executive Director, Raising Children Network

Graduate Diploma (Adult Education), Master of Public Health, PhD (Health Literacy)

Associate Professor Julie Green is Executive Director of the Raising Children Network and a member of the Raising Children Network Board.

Julie leads a team in the translation of scientific research and best practice into online resources to support parents raising children and teenagers, and during pregnancy. She also assists professionals and stakeholders to connect parents with reliable and high-quality information.

Julie has lead roles in Raising Children Network collaborations with the Australian and state governments, business and community organisations, and she regularly contributes to the media on issues of raising children in Australia.

Julie has extensive research experience in the health and wellbeing of parents and children, parental health literacy, the role of technology in learning for children, childhood obesity, social and emotional health, parenting in a new country and communication approaches with parents across home, early years and school settings. She has co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications.

In other roles, Julie is also Principal Fellow at The University of Melbourne and Principal Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Selected publications

Bowtell, E., Aroni, R., Green, J. & Saywer, S. (online 2017). Contrasting disclosure practices and experiences of school support for parents of Australian adolescents with cancer, cystic fibrosis and anorexia nervosa, International Journal of Inclusive Education, DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2017.1362049.

Waters, E., Gibbs, L., Tadic, M., Ukoumunne, O., Magarey, A., Okely, A. D., De Silva, E., Armit, C., Green, J., O’Connor, T., Johnson, B., Swinburn, B., Carpenter, L., Moore, G., Littlecott, H. & Gold. L. (2017). Cluster randomised trial of a school-community child health promotion and obesity prevention intervention: findings from the evaluation of fun ‘n healthy in Moreland! BMC Public Health, 18:92, DOI:10.1186/s12889-017-4625-9.

Bennetts, S. K., Mensah, F. K., Green, J., Hackworth, N. J., Westrupp, E. M. & Reilly, S. (2017). Mothers' experiences of parent-reported and video-recorded observational assessments, Journal of Child and Family Studies, DOI: 10.1007/s10826-017-0826-1.

Renzaho, A., Green, J., Smith, B. J. & Polonsky, M. (2017). Exploring factors influencing childhood obesity prevention among migrant parents and communities in Victoria, Australia: a qualitative study, Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, 1-19, DOI: 10.1007/s10903-017-0620-6.

Crawford, S., Bennetts, S.K., Hackworth, N.J., Green, J., Graesser, H., Cooklin, A.R., Matthews, J., Strazdins, L., Zubrick, S.R., D’Esposito, F. & Nicholson, J.M. (2017). ‘Worries, ‘weirdos', neighbourhoods and knowing people: a qualitative study with parents and children of children’s independent mobility, Health & Place, 131-139. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.03.005

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