Dr. Julie Dean is a social scientist and registered psychologist trained in clinical and community psychology, with wide-ranging professional experience in university, government and non-government sectors. Julie is engaged in applied research on implementation of best practice in care after stillbirth and subsequent pregnancies. She has been employed on the research project linked to MRI-UQ Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence “Developing a parent version of a guideline for respectful and supportive perinatal bereavement care”.
Julie’s research interests focus around linkages between human health/well-being and the multiple contexts in which we live, including support for people from marginalised or vulnerable communities, and the health benefits of interaction with nature. She has a long-standing interest in the area of grief and bereavement, and has undertaken extensive training in the application of compassion science for health and well-being. Julie has experience in working in transdisciplinary teams, and in the use of mixed qualitative and quantitative methods.
Julie is employed a Senior Research Assistant at the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland and is an Affiliate with The Mater Research Institute-UQ (MRI-UQ)