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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Costello, L., Dare, J., Dontje, M., Lambert, C., Straker, L., (2020), Informing retention in longitudinal cohort studies through a social marketing lens: Raine Study Generation 2 participants’ perspectives on benefits and barriers to participation. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 20(202), 1-14, N/A (Biomed Central), DOI:
  • Raynor, A., Iredale, F., Crowther, R., White, J., Dare, J., (2020), It’s not just physical: Exercise physiologist-led exercise program promotes functional and psychosocial health outcomes in aged care. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 28(1), 104–113, DOI: 10.1123/japa.2019-0088.
  • Dare, J., Wilkinson, C., Traumer, L., Kusk, KK., McDermott, M., Uridge, L., Grønkjær, M., (2020), “Women of my age tend to drink”: the social construction of alcohol use by Australian and Danish women aged 50–70 years. Sociology of Health and Illness: a journal of medical sociology, 42(1), 35-49, DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12991.
  • Dare, J., Marquis, R., Wenden, L., Gopi, S., Coall, D., (2020), The impact of a residential camp on grandchildren raised by grandparents: Grandparents’ perspectives. Children and Youth Services Review, 108(January 2020), Article number 104535, DOI:
  • Dare, J., Wilkinson, C., Donovan, R., Lo, J., McDermott, ML., O'Sullivan, H., Marquis, R., (2019), Guidance for research on social isolation, loneliness, and participation among older people: Lessons from a mixed methods study. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 18(2019), 1-9, DOI: 10.1177/1609406919872914.
  • Costello, L., McDermott, M., Patel, P., Dare, J., (2019), ‘A lot better than medicine’: Self-organised ocean swimming groups as facilitators for healthy ageing. Health and Place, 60(November 2019), Article Number 102212, DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.102212.
  • Dare, J., Wilkinson, C., Marquis, R., Donovan, R., (2018), “The people make it fun, the activities we do just make sure we turn up on time.” Factors influencing older adults’ participation in community‐based group programmes in Perth, Western Australia. Health and Social Care in the Community, 26(6), 871-881, DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12600.
  • Pabian, S., Erreygers, S., Vandebosch, H., Van Royen, K., Dare, J., Costello, L., Green, L., Hawk, D., Cross, D., (2018), “Arguments online, but in school we always act normal”: The embeddedness of early adolescent negative peer interactions within the whole of their offline and online peer interactions. Children and Youth Services Review, 86(Feb 18), 1-13, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.01.007.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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,  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
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A public health perspective of the higher education experiences of women studying nursing: A hermeneutic inquiry into commencement and progression
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