Dr Julie Burrows

Dr Julie Burrows

Research Academic

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary


I am a Tamworth-based Research Academic at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH). Since graduating from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Microbiology in 1989 I have gained a broad range of experience in the field of molecular microbiology, working in the veterinary, food and health domains in the both public and private sectors. In 2002 I completed my PhD studies into the molecular profiling, detection and phylogenetic analysis of bacilli found in food processing facilities before taking a break from research to spend time raising my children.

Since joining the UONDRH in 2010 I have worked on a variety of research projects. I co-ordinated a multi-centre randomised controlled trial investigating measures taken to prevent gastric aspiration during rapid sequence intubation in Emergency departments (2010-2015). I have been responsible for database management in the Gomeroi gaaynggal research program and data collection, management and analysis for the UONDRH allied health student follow-up study (2011-current). I am now the chief investigator of a research project that will track workplace outcomes for both University of Newcastle and University of New England BMed graduates.

My current research interests include health workforce recruitment and retention and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Research Expertise

I am experienced in the use of molecular techniques a variety of fields; detection and typing of clinically or commercially important microorganisms, gene regulation, veterinary vaccine research. I am also experienced in database management, statistical analysis, survey design.


As part of my work at the University of Newcastle, I have worked in research teams with members from Hunter New England Local Health Network and the University New England. I also work as part of a multidisciplinary team based at the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health that includes the disciplines of medicine, radiography, physiotherapy, nutrition and dietetics, pharmacy, occupational therapy, Indigenous health, speech pathology and mental health.


  • PhD (Agriculture), University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Sheffield - UK


  • Database management
  • Health workforce
  • Longitudinal studies
  • Molecular Detection Tests
  • Molecular Typing
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Randomised Controlled trials


  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 70
160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified 20
111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Academic University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
9/02/2010 - 31/12/2015 Research Academic University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Brown L, Smith T, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Little A, Burrows J, 'Longitudinal Tracking of Workplace Outcomes for Undergraduate Allied Health Students Undertaking Placements in Rural Australia.', J Allied Health, 46 79-87 (2017)
Co-authors Tony Smith, Luke Wakely, Rebecca Wolfgang, Leanne Brown
2017 Mah B, Weatherall L, Burrows J, Blackwell CC, Gwynn J, Wadhwa P, et al., 'Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in pregnant Australian Indigenous women residing in rural and remote New South Wales: A cross-sectional descriptive study.', Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol, (2017)
DOI 10.1111/ajo.12618
Co-authors Roger Smith, Kym Rae
2013 Cave G, Raghavan M, Burrows J, Harvey M, Chauhan A, 'Liposomal binding of imipramine in human red cell/albumin solution with simulated plasmapharesis', Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology and Drug Research, 2 8 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.7243/2050-120X-2-8
2013 Wakely L, Brown L, Burrows J, 'Evaluating interprofessional learning modules: health students' attitudes to interprofessional practice', JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE, 27 424-425 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/13561820.2013.784730
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Luke Wakely, Leanne Brown
2012 Trethewy CE, Burrows JM, Clausen D, Doherty SR, 'Effectiveness of cricoid pressure in preventing gastric aspiration during rapid sequence intubation in the emergency department: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial', Trials, 13 1-6 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2005 Coles LS, Lambrusco L, Burrows JM, Hunter J, Diamond P, Bert AG, et al., 'Phosphorylation of cold shock domain/Y-box proteins by ERK2 and GSK3ß and repression of the human VEGF promoter', FEBS Letters, 579 5372-5378 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.febslet.2005.08.075
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 35
2004 Stone B, Burrows JM, Schepetiuk S, Higgins G, Hampson A, Shaw R, Kok T, 'Rapid detection and simultaneous subtype differentiation of influenza A viruses by real time PCR', Journal of Virological Methods, 117 103-112 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jviromet.2003.12.005
Citations Scopus - 64Web of Science - 55
2002 Coles LS, Diamond P, Lambrusco L, Hunter J, Burrows JM, Vadas MA, Goodall GJ, 'A novel mechanism of repression of the vascular endothelial growth factor promoter, by single strand DNA binding cold shock domain (Y-box) proteins in normoxic fibroblasts', Nucleic Acids Research, 15 4845-4854 (2002) [C1]
2002 Burrows JM, Nitsche A, Bayly B, Walker E, Higgins G, Kok T, 'Detection and subtyping of Herpes simplex virus in clinical samples by LightCycler PCR, enzyme immunoassay and cell culture', BMC Microbiology, 2 1-1 (2002) [C1]
2000 Szabo EA, Scurrah KJ, Burrows JM, 'Survey for psychrotrophic bacterial pathogens in minimally processed lettuce', Letters in Applied Microbiology, 30 456-460 (2000) [C1]
1999 Proffitt JM, Bastin DA, Lehrbach PR, 'Sequence analysis of Australian infectious bursal disease viruses', Australian Veterinary Journal, 77 186-188 (1999) [C1]
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Conference (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Burrows J, Wahi G, Anand S, Jones P, Pringle K, Rae KM, 'A Scoping Review of Indigenous Longitudinal Studies of Both Pregnancy and Early Childhood', REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES (2017)
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle
2016 Mah B, Weatherall L, Burrows J, Blackwell C, Wadhwa P, Lumbers E, et al., 'Psychological Distress in Pregnant Australian Indigenous Women Residing in Rural and Remote New South Wales of Australia', REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES (2016)
Co-authors Caroline Blackwell, Roger Smith, Kym Rae
2016 Mah B, Weatherall L, Burrows J, Blackwell C, Wadwha P, Lumbers ER, et al., 'Psychological Distress in pregnant Australian Indigenous women residing in rural and remote New South Wales', Conference Proceedings (2016)
Co-authors Caroline Blackwell, Kym Rae
2015 Brown LJ, Smith T, Wakely L, Burrows J, Wolfgang R, Little A, 'Conversion by immersion: outcomes of short and long-term rural allied health placements', People Places Possibilities - 13th National Rural Health Conference (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Tony Smith, Rebecca Wolfgang, Alexandra Little, Luke Wakely, Leanne Brown
2015 Brown LJ, Smith T, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Little A, Harries-Jones H, et al., 'Engaging allied health students in experiential learning: The rural immersion experience', ANZAHPE-AMEA 2015 Conference (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely, Alexandra Little, Rebecca Wolfgang, Tony Smith, Leanne Brown
2014 Wolfgang RL, Brown L, Smith T, Wakely L, Harries-Jones H, Little A, Burrows J, 'Diving deeper - outcomes of a rural immersive experience for allied health students', Surf's Up: Ride the Waves SARRAH National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Alexandra Little, Luke Wakely, Rebecca Wolfgang, Tony Smith, Leanne Brown
2013 Harries-Jones H, Burrows J, Smith T, Brown L, wakely L, 'Interprofessional learning: from the Start for the Future', ANZAHPE 2013 Conference Handbook & Program (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Tony Smith, Luke Wakely, Leanne Brown
2012 Smith AN, Wakely LT, Brown LJ, Burrows JM, 'Integrating interprofessional learning into rural clinical placements - Assessing student's attitudes', Symposium Program. Interprofessional Education for Quality Use of Medicines (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Luke Wakely, Tony Smith
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Research Projects

Rural Health Workforce 2011 -

Research into UONDRH allied health and medical graduates rural workforce outcomes

Gomeroi gaaynggal Longitudinal research project 2013 -


Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 10
United States 2
Canada 1

Dr Julie Burrows


Research Academic
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email julie.burrows@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 6755 3519
Fax (02) 6761 2355


Building Tamworth Education Centre (TEC)
Location Tamworth