Professor Julie Hepworth
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
BiographyBackground Professor Julie Hepworth is a Health Psychologist with over 25 years experience in research and teaching applied to public health and primary health care. She has extensive international experience in the higher education sector in Australia, UK, and the USA leading postgraduate teaching and research streams, ethics administration, health policy development, and has written over 100 papers as articles in major international journals, book chapters, conference papers, and a highly acclaimed book. Professor Hepworth supervises PhD students, teaches postgraduate courses, and has research interests in the following areas: Research Interests
- primary health care
- patient engagement
- health services
- young people, alcohol use and harm minimisation
- critical analysis of health behaviour change
- methodology: multi-method and qualitative research designs
- use of theory in health science research
- history and philosophy of medicine and health sciences
- Chief Investigator, Australian Research Council Linkage Project 2010-2015
- Associate Investigator, Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI), Centre of Excellence for building quality, governance, performance and sustainability in primary health care (with the Discipline of General Practice, The University of Queensland) 2011-2015
Prior to this, Professor Hepworth has served as the Chief Investigator of several competitive research grants.
Supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students:
PhD Principal Supervisor (QUT) Anusch Yazdani Thesis title: The professional and personal impact of the Australian and New Zealand comprehensive gynaecological surgical training program on specialists in training.
PhD Associate Supervisor (QUT) Davoud Pourmarzi Thesis title: A community-based model of care for chronic hepatitis C management in Australia.
PhD Associate Supervisor (UQ) Caroline Nicholson Thesis title: An optimal governance model for integrated primary/secondary care.
PhD Associate Supervisor (University of Newcastle, Australia) Lucy Holland Thesis title: Care for adolescents and young adults living with cystic fibrosis.
Primary health care, Health services research, Critical health policy, Research methodology and epistemology, Multi-method research design, Patients' and health care providers' experiences of health care
Public Health and Health Services
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- PhD Psychology (University of Birmingham)
Professional memberships and associations
I co-ordinate and teach in the following Masters units: PUN210 Contemporary Health Management
I teach in other undergraduate and postgraduate units including multi-method and qualitative research design, qualitative coding and analyses in:
- HLN707 Research Methods in Health
- Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Australian Health Review (2015-present)
- Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Critical Public Health, Taylor & Francis Publications (current)
- Honorary Professor, Mater Research, The University of Queensland (2017-present)
- Honorary Appointment, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney (2009-2013)
- Board Member, The Deeble Institute for Health Policy, Canberra (2013-2015)
- Peer Reviewer, numerous international and national journals, book publishers and grant funding bodies
- External PhD examiner for numerous universities
- Executive Board Member, Hepatitis C Council of South Australia (1995-1997)
- Executive Board Member, Anorexia & Bulimia Nervosa Association South Australia (1995-1997)
- Member, Health Enhancement Research Grants (HERG) South Australia (1996-1999)
Contributor to health policy development:
- Inquiry into strategies to reduce alcohol abuse among young people in NSW, Legislative Council of NSW, Standing Committee on Social Issues, NSW, Australia (2013)
- Consultation on National Health Service Psychologist Training, NHS Scotland (2002)
- Strategic Plan for Diabetes Management in South Australia (1999-2000)
- State Goals and Targets, South Australia (1998)
- Strategic Directions for the Management of Hepatitis C in South Australia (1997)
- Numerous interviews including SBS Television News, ABC AM Radio, ABC Radio Sydney,The Age newspaper, The Guardian newspaper, United Kingdom.
- Harrison M, Hepworth J, Brodribb W, (2018) Navigating motherhood and maternal transitional infant feeding: Learnings for health professionals, Appetite, 121, pp. 228-236.
- Nicholson C, Jackson C, Hepworth J, Burridge L, Marley J, (2018) Translating the elements of health governance for integrated care from theory to practice: A case study approach, International Journal of Integrated Care, 18 (1), pp. 1-13.
- Leontini R, Schofield T, Brown R, Hepworth J, (2017) 'Drinking cultures' in university residential colleges: An Australian case study of the role of alcohol policy, management, and organizational processes, Contemporary Drug Problems, 44 (1), pp. 32-48.
- Hepworth J, McVittie C, Schofield T, Lindsay J, Leontini R, Germov J, (2016) 'Just choose the easy option': students talk about alcohol use and social influence, Journal of Youth Studies, 19 (2), pp. 251-268.
- Hepworth J, McVittie C, (2016) The research interview in adult mental health: Problems and possibilities for discourse studies. In JN Lester & M O'Reilly, The Palgrave handbook of adult mental health: discourse and conversation studies, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 64-81.
- Alcohol Use and Harm Minimisation among Australian University Students
- Primary fund type
- CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
- Project ID
- Start year
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
- Reducing Childhood Obesity: Opportunities to influence transitional infant feeding (2017)
- The use of an electronic health record (EHR) in a maternity shared-care environment (2015)
- The application of the parallel track model to improve health and community empowerment outcomes in a Thai community in Brisbane, Australia (2013)
- Comparative Studies of Stress and Coping in Nurses in Australia and Singapore (2010)
- Intergenerational conflict and acculturation with Filipino-American parents and children seeking mental health services (2007)
- Intersections of feminist and medical constructions of menopause in primary medical care and mass media: risk, choice and agency (2001)