Associate Professor Julie Leask

Associate Professor and Sub-Dean (Early Career Researchers)
Public Health, School of Public Health
National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS)

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The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Curriculum vitae

Biographical details

Research interests

Julie's research interests include immunisation controversies, psychological and sociological aspects of infectious diseases, risk communication, and the mass media. You can follow Julie on Twitter @JulieLeask

Teaching areas

Health and Risk Communication (School of Psychology) - lecturing and assessment;

Vaccines in Public Health (School of Public Health) - lecturing and assessment;

Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion - session on health communication.

She has an interest in building the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to undertake research.

In 2011, Julie was awarded a prize for Excellence in Teaching: Postgraduate Research Supervision within the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health.

International links

United Kingdom. (London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine; Imperial College London, Harvard School of Public Health) Member MOTIV Think Tank: Motors of Trust in Vaccination.
New Zealand. (University of Auckland and Immunization Advisory Centre) International Program Development Fund grant to study under-immunisation in disadvantaged children..
United Kingdom. (University of Leeds) International Program Development Fund grant to study under-immunisation in disadvantaged children..
United Kingdom. (University of Leeds) Evaluation of a decision aid to assist parental decisions about MMR vaccination.
Global. (Decade of Vaccines Collaboration) Advisor, Research and Development Working Group.
United Kingdom. (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) Advisory committee: Monitoring trust in vaccination project..
United Kingdom. (University of York, University College London, Cardiff University, Glasgow Calledonian University, Imperial College London) A framework for communicating vaccine risk with parents in primary care settings.
United Kingdom. (Imperial College London, University of York, Cardiff University, University of East Anglia.) Collaboration to test a framework for vaccine communication.