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Associate Professor Julie Green

  • Julie Green bioAssociate Professor Julie Green is Executive Director and Board Member of the Raising Children Network (, Australia’s premier evidence-based and multi-award-winning parenting website that is funded by the Australian government. Julie holds appointments as Principal Research Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; Principal Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne; Director, Parenting Research Centre and Adjunct Professor, School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University..

    Julie holds a PhD in health literacy from the University of Melbourne, a Masters of Public Health from La Trobe University, a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education & Training, University of Melbourne and Certificates of Nursing and Midwifery.  She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Julie leads a multidisciplinary team in the translation of scientific research into online resources to support parents from pregnancy right through to the teenage years well as assisting professionals and stakeholders to connect parents with reliable and high quality information.

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


    Julie is an accomplished senior leader in child and family wellbeing and parenting. Appointed to her current role in 2012, Julie’s focus is on knowledge translation to mass audiences of parents and professionals, strategy development, government and other stakeholder relations, media relations, and digital communications that are underpinned by scientific evidence. She leads Raising Children Network’s portfolio of content licensing agreements that include Australian and international governments, professional curricula, general practices around Australia and early childhood digital platforms.

    She 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 particular expertise in qualitative research methods.

    Julie is involved in supervision and mentoring of higher degree students and is an experienced developer of course and curriculum development and teaching at the postgraduate level.

    Julie is a member of the Child Safe Sectors Leadership Group, National Office for Child Safety, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet; Ministerial Advisory Panel – Baby Bundle, Victorian Department of Health & Human Services and a former member of the National Health & Medical Research Council’s Expert Working Committee, ‘Mental Health and Parenting’ (2014-2017).



    • Finalist in the Research into Action category, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Awards
    • Raising Children Network’s Birth Choices, Best in Class for Health category Interactive Media Awards USA
    • Raising Children Network’s Birth Choices, Best in Class for Family category, Interactive Media Awards USA


    • Raising Children Network’s Birth Choices Interactive, Winner, Australian Interactive Media Industry Awards


    • National Health & Medical Research Council, Post-doctoral (Health Professional Research) Fellowship


    • National Health & Medical Research Council, Postgraduate Scholarship 




Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.