Professor Julie Leask
Julie Leask’s professional life has been all about supporting parents. Her undergraduate education was in nursing (UTS, 1990) then midwifery. She then completed a Master of Public Health at the University of Sydney in 1998 followed by a PhD in 2002. She now works as a behavioural scientist specialising in vaccination. She is Professor in the Sydney Nursing School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney. She is also a Professorial Fellow at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS). Currently, Julie leads a program of research on vaccination acceptance with a focus on primary care and community settings. She has held advisory roles with the WHO European Regional Office, the US President’s Cancer Panel, US Institute of Medicine, US National Vaccine Program Office, the Australian Academy of Science, and the National Health and Medical Research Council. In 2015, Julie won the PHAA NSW branch Public Health Impact Award and the Sax Institute Research Action Award.