Dr Julie Dean


School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 64628


Julie is a Lecturer at the School of Public Health, The University of Queensland with a background in clinical and community psychology. Julie's key research interests include initiatives that provide concurrent benefits for human and ecosystem health (the field of EcoHealth) and approaches to enhancing health for vulnerable and disadvantaged population groups. Her peer reviewed publications have considered the public health outcomes of urban nature, activities of community-based health and environmental organisations, and supporting disadvantaged population groups including people with chronic disease and intellectual disability.

Research Interests

  • EcoHealth - sustainable health of people, wildlife and ecosystems, interventions that provide co-benefits for human and ecosystem health
  • Environmental health
  • Prevention and management of chronic disease and promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Mental health promotion
  • Qualitative and mixed research methods


  • Phd, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Adelaide
  • Dip Applied Psychology, The University of Adelaide
  • Master of Clinical Psychology, Flinders University


View all Publications


  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2007) Doctor Philosophy

View all Supervision



Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision

  • (2007) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • (2005) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor