PROFILE

Dr Julie Saunders

Started at UWA: 2001

Award-winning lecturer and researcher in public health, health promotion and physical activity

 

Dr Julie Saunders is a senior lecturer at UWA. She lectures in population health, health promotion and research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and coordinates the School of Population and Global Health’s postgraduate coursework programs.

Dr Saunders takes students on public health fieldtrips to Nepal and India, and conducts research in the areas of physical activity related to parenting, health promotion and evaluation, and public health in developing countries.

Dr Saunders was previously a lecturer at Deakin University, lecturing in behavioural epidemiology and physical activity. She has been awarded numerous grants and tenders, totaling in excess of $1,200,000 and has completed a PhD, in which she examined family influences on adolescent girls’ physical activity, a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education.

Dr Saunders has won numerous teaching and research awards, including the 2017 Jan Watt prize for Excellence in Public Health Field Research and a commendation in the CAPHIA Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Teaching Awards 2015.

Qualifications:

  • BPHE, The University of Western Australia
  • MSc (Public Health), Curtin University
  • PhD, Deakin University
I am passionate about ensuring students have an engaging and rewarding university experience, achieve their potential and leave well prepared for a career in public health.

Dr Julie Saunders

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Jan Watt Memorial Prize for Excellence in Public Health Field Research, UWA, 2017

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Winner of a Fay Gale Fellowship, 2007

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Commendation in the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia (CAPHIA) Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Teaching Awards, 2015

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Winner of the UWA School of Population Health Citizenship Award, 2015

Funding


2016

Fay Gale Fellowship from the University of Western Australia

  • Parental facilitation of adolescent girl’s physical activity.
  • Saunders, J.

The Australian Government Endeavour Scholarship Program Implementing public health evaluation and mentoring skills in southern India.

  • Implementing public health evaluation and mentoring skills in southern India.
  • Saunders, J. & Heyworth, J.

The Australian Government New Colombo Mobility Plan

  • Addressing public health issues in southern India.
  • Heyworth, J., Saunders, J. & Stasinska, A.

2015

The University of Western Australia 75th Anniversary Teaching Relief Award

  • Establishment of a post-doctoral program of work.
  • Saunders, J.

More grants and publications 

Contact Dr Julie Saunders

Dr Julie Saunders is available as a PhD, master’s and honours supervisor in topics related to health promotion, physical activity, program evaluation and public health in developing countries.

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