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Professor Julie Green is Executive Director and Board Member of the Raising
Children Network (raisingchildren.net.au), 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; and Director, Parenting Research Centre.
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.
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 Early Childhood Australia’s Digital
Policy for Early Childhood Advisory Group, and a former member of the National
Health & Medical Research Council’s Expert Working Committee, ‘Mental
Health and Parenting’ (2014-2017).
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.