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Dr Julie Dare

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2613, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO31471M
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2613
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5449
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO31471M  


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

Current Teaching

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


  • 2008-present: Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, School of Medical 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

  • Older people, social engagement and health
  • Women’s health
  • Social context to older people’s alcohol use
  • Social support and health


  • Bachelor of Science, Edith Cowan University.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2010.
  • BComms (Hons), Edith Cowan University, 2006.
  • English Language Teaching to Adults, UNKNOWN, 2003.


Recent Research Grants

  • Increasing activity levels and quality of life for those in an aged care environment through exercise – effectiveness and feasibility.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme - 2016 Open Round,  2016 - 2018,  $133,415.
  • 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 - 2017,  $123,525.
  • Factors influencing the reunification of children with their substance-using parents subsequent to their placement in out-of-home care,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme - 2016 Open Round,  2016 - 2017,  $141,899.
  • Promoting social engagement among older people at risk of social isolation,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Research Starter Grant,  2014 - 2016,  $29,550.
  • 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 - 2012,  $12,000.
  • 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 - 2012,  $19,733.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Dare, J., Wilkinson, C., Garlepp, M., Lo, J., Allsop, S., (2017), Community pharmacists require additional support to develop capacity in delivering alcohol-related health information to older adults. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 25(4), 301-310, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12319.
  • Papageorgiou, N., Marquis, R., Dare, J., (2016), Identifying the enablers and barriers to community participation amongst older adults. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(12), 742-751, Sage, DOI: 10.1177/0308022616656195.
  • Wilkinson, C., Dare, J., French, M., McDermott, M., Lo, J., Allsop, S., (2016), Prescribing or dispensing medication represents the best opportunity for GPs and pharmacists to engage older people in alcohol-related clinical conversations. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 24(5), 319-325, DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12255.
  • Papageorgiou, N., Marquis, R., Dare, J., Batten, R., (2016), Occupational Therapy and Occupational Participation in Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Review of the Evidence. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 34(1), 21-42, Taylor and Francis, DOI: 10.3109/02703181.2015.1109014.
  • Andrew, L., Maslin-Prothero, S., Costello, L., Dare, J., Robinson, K., (2015), The influence of intimate partnerships on nurse student progression: An integrative literature review. Nurse Education Today, 35(12), 1212-1220, Kidlington, UK, Churchill Livingstone, DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.04.018.
  • 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, Pagepress, DOI: 10.4081/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, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12110.

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, Global Science & Technology Forum, DOI: 10.5176/2251-3833_GHC14.121.
  • 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, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.
  • 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, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Public Health,  Investigating The Practice And Capacity Of Paediatric Occupational Therapists To Promote The Physical Activity Levels Of Children In Western Australian

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Holistic Health: Shaping Women's Experiences Of Positive Body Image

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Public Health,  Development Of The Meal Framework: A Multiliteracies Approach To Engaging Adolescents In Nutrition Education
  • 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
  • Master of Public Health,  Homebirth In Wa: Why Women Make This Choice.
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