Dr Julie Burrows

Research Academic

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary


Julie is a Research Academic with the University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) & Rural Clinical School (RCS). She is currently co-ordinating a multi-centre randomised controlled trial investigating measures taken to prevent gastric aspiration during rapid sequence intubation in Emergency departments. Julie was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney (2002) for her studies in the molecular typing, detection and phylogenetic analysis of bacterial spoilage organisms colonising dairy processing facilities. She has experience with applying molecular techniques in a variety of fields including detection and typing of clinically important viruses, gene regulation and recombinant vaccine technology.

Research Expertise

Julie is 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 & development. She aslo has experience with the coordination of randomised controlled clinical trials. 

As part of her current research with the UDRH & RCS, Julie is collaborating with Emergency Medicine physicians at Tamworth, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour hospitals.


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


  • Emergency Medicine
  • Molecular Detection Tests
  • Molecular Typing


  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110305 Emergency Medicine 20
111207 Molecular Targets 40
060599 Microbiology not elsewhere classified 40


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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 - 5Web of Science - 3
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 - 4Web of Science - 2
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 - 31Web of Science - 28
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 - 61Web of Science - 52
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 (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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, Darwin (2015)
Co-authors Tony Smith, Leanne Brown, Rebecca Wolfgang, Luke Wakely
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, Newcastle (2015)
Co-authors Luke Wakely, 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, Kingscliff NSW (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Rebecca Wolfgang, Tony Smith, Luke Wakely
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, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Tony Smith, Luke Wakely
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, Newcastle Beach, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wakely, Tony Smith, Leanne Brown
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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


Location Tamworth