Dr Julie Burrows

Research Coordinator

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

110305Emergency Medicine20
111207Molecular Targets40
060599Microbiology not elsewhere classified40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
4/06/2015 - 30/06/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
11/04/2015 - 30/06/2015Research CoordinatorUniversity of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (9 outputs)

2013Cave 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]
2013Wakely L, Brown L, Burrows J, 'Evaluating interprofessional learning modules: health students' attitudes to interprofessional practice', JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE, 27 424-425 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.3109/13561820.2013.784730Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsLuke Wakely, Leanne Brown
2012Trethewy 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]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2005Coles 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]
CitationsScopus - 29Web of Science - 25
2004Stone 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]
CitationsScopus - 60Web of Science - 50
2002Coles 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]
2002Burrows 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]
2000Szabo EA, Scurrah KJ, Burrows JM, 'Survey for psychrotrophic bacterial pathogens in minimally processed lettuce', Letters in Applied Microbiology, 30 456-460 (2000) [C1]
1999Proffitt 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 (4 outputs)

2015Brown 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-authorsLeanne Brown, Tony Smith, Rebecca Wolfgang, Luke Wakely
2014Wolfgang 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-authorsLeanne Brown, Rebecca Wolfgang, Tony Smith, Luke Wakely
2013Harries-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-authorsLeanne Brown, Tony Smith, Luke Wakely
2012Smith 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-authorsLuke Wakely, Tony Smith, Leanne Brown
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Dr Julie Burrows


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

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

Contact Details

Phone(02) 6755 3519
Fax(02) 6761 2355