Dr Julie King

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Faculty of Health,
School of Public Health & Social Work

Personal details


Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School of Public Health & Social Work


Human rights, International development, Disability, Gender, Inclusive disaster risk management, People from refugee backgrounds, International health, Cross-cultural studies


Social Work, Anthropology, Public Health and Health Services

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD, Master of Public Health (Tropical Health) (Queensland University of Technology)


Dr King is committed to inclusive teaching practices and has been working with the Academic Language and Learning Support team to ensure support for students from CaLD and international backgrounds.  She is also interested in virtual simulated learning environments. In 2011, Dr King won a QUT Teaching and Learning Grant to develop animations around disability in global and local contexts with Creative Industries.  She co-ordinates and teaches into:

  • SWB105 Introduction to Human Rights and Ethics
  • SWB306 People, Community and Disability
  • SWB312 International Social Work
  • SWN001 Planning, literacy and Research
  • She also supervises social work students doing international professional placements through PUB875

Dr King also specialises in customised short courses which have been undertaken for Australia Award Fellowship training or have been delivered overseas for government and non-government agencies, including in Tanzania and Cambodia.  All customised courses are developed to be context specific and address the needs and learning styles of the participants.  Topics include:

  • Disability and  disability inclusive development
  • Gender
  • Access and inclusion
  • Inclusive disaster risk management

Selected publications

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Research projects


Current supervisions

  • Animal Activists and Abattoir Workers: A Qualitative Intersectional Narrative Analysis
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Heather Fraser
  • Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) among Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Nigeria
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Jo Durham
  • How is Child Sexual Exploitation experienced by children and young adults in Australia, and what are the implications of survivor-informed research to policydevelopment?
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Heather Fraser, Dr Joanne Clarke
  • Access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme within South East Queensland: Experiences of adults with an intellectual disability from refugee backgrounds
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Niki Edwards
  • Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in Australian military/veteran Social Work practice
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Niki Edwards
  • Australian Adults with a Corpus Callosum Disorder and their Experiences of Anxiety
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Niki Edwards