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Dr Julie Dare

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2613, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO8.509
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 2613  
Facsimile: (61 8)  6304 5449  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.509  


Julie is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health within the School of Exercise and Health Sciences.

Current Teaching

  • Public health
  • Health promotion
  • Health sociology
  • Health communication
  • Women’s health


  • 2008-present: Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, School of Exercise and Health Sciences
  • 2003-2008: Sessional Lecturer, School of Communication and Arts
  • 2008: Sessional Tutor, School of Computer and Information Science

Awards and Recognition


  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
  • ECU Excellence Award
  • FA Sharr Medal (ALIA)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Women’s health
  • The role of social support in sustaining health
  • Gender and health
  • The role of information and communication technologies in facilitating access to social support
  • Social networks and alcohol consumption
  • Ethical communication practices and the Internet
  • Women as ‘natural born carers’

Staff Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Edith Cowan University .
  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), Edith Cowan University, 2010 .
  • BCommsHons (Bach of Communications Honours), Edith Cowan University, 2006 .
  • Certificate, UNKNOWN, 2003 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Narratives in health communication - a multi-disciplinary approach to strengthen understanding of the roles and uses of narratives in conveying health information and changing health behaviours,  European Commission,  Marie Curie Actions - IRSES,  2013 - 2016,  $123,525.
  • Promoting social engagement among older people at risk of social isolation,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Research Starter Grant,  2014 - 2015,  $29,550.
  • An exploration of how social context and type of living arrangement are linked to alcohol consumption amongst older Australians,  Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation Ltd,  Grant,  2011,  $19,733.
  • Alcohol and older Australians: an investigation of alcohol consumption and social context in retirement villages compared with private residences,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2011,  $12,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Dare, J., (2011), Women, kin-keeping and the inscription of gender in mediated communication environments. Women and language: Essays on gendered communication across media, 185-198, Jefferson, North Carolina, USA.

Journal Articles

  • Wilkinson, C., Dare, J., (2014), Shades of grey: the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to research investigating alcohol and ageing. Journal of Public Health Research, 3(180), 7-11, Italy, DOI: 0.4081/jphr.2014.180.
  • Dare, J., Wilkinson, C., Allsop, S., Waters, S., McHale, S., (2014), Social engagement, setting and alcohol use among a sample of older Australians. Health and Social Care in the Community, 22(5), 524-532, DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12110.
  • Wilkinson, C., Dare, J., Waters, S., Allsop, S., McHale, S., (2011), Bottoms up! Older Australians: an investigation of the association between alcohol use and social context. Drug and Alcohol Review, 30(1), 90.
  • Dare, J., Wilkinson, C., Rai, T., (2011), The forgotten Australians: An investigation of alcohol use amongst senior citizens. Drug and Alcohol Review, 30(SUPP 1), 22.
  • Dare, J., (2011), Transitions in midlife women's lives: Contemporary experiences. Health Care for Women International, 32(2), 111-113, DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2010.500753.
  • Dare, J., Green, L., (2011), Rethinking social support in women?s midlife years: Women?s experiences of social support in online environments. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 14(5), 473-490, DOI: 10.1177/1367549411412203.
  • Green, L., Costello, L., Dare, J., (2010), Veganism, health expectancy, and the communication of sustainability. Australian Journal of Communication, 37(3), 51-72, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland.

Conference Publications

  • Costello, L., Dare, J., Askander, G., McDermott, M., (2014), How should online health promoting communities address the health hazards of too much sitting?. 3rd Annual International Conference Proceedings: Global Healthcare Conference (GHC) , 62-71, Singapore, DOI: 10.5176/2251-3833_GHC14.121.
  • Dare, J., Costello, L., Green, L., (2013), Nutritional narratives: Examining perspectives on plant based diets in the context of dominant western discourse. Refereed Proceedings of the 2013 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Global Networks-Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges, 13p, Perth, WA.
  • Costello, L., Dare, J., Green, L., (2013), Sustaining online communities in the charitable health sector: how to keep a good thing going. Refereed Proceedings of the 2013 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Global Networks-Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges, 17 p., Perth, WA.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Public Health,  Homebirth In Wa: Why Women Make This Choice..
  • Master of Public Health,  What Significance Does Physical Activity And Sedentary Behaviour Have For Members Of Online Health Promoting Communities? Learning From Australia's Heartnet Community.
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