Dr Julie Burrows
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
- Phone:(02) 6755 3519
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.
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
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|Research Academic||University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
|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 (15 outputs)
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', Journal of Allied Health, 46 79-87 (2017) [C1]
Trethewy CE, Doherty SR, Burrows JM, Clausen D, 'Ideal Cricoid Pressure Is Biomechanically Impossible During Laryngoscopy', Academic Emergency Medicine, (2017)
Â© 2017 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Objective: This study was a prospective, randomized controlled trial of rapid sequence intubation (RSI) with cricoid pressure (CP)... [more]
Â© 2017 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Objective: This study was a prospective, randomized controlled trial of rapid sequence intubation (RSI) with cricoid pressure (CP) within the emergency department (ED). The primary aim of the study was to examine the link between ideal CP and the incidence of aspiration. Method: Patients > 18 years of age undergoing RSI in the ED of two hospitals in New South Wales, Australia, were randomly assigned to receive measured CP using weighing scales to target the ideal CP range (3.060-4.075 kg) or control CP where the weighing scales were used, but the CP operator was blinded to the amount of CP applied during the RSI. A data logger recorded all CP delivered during each RSI. Immediately after intubation, tracheal and esophageal samples were taken and underwent pepsin analysis. Results: Fifty-four RSIs were analyzed (25 measured/29 control). Macroscopic contamination of the larynx at RSI was observed in 14 patients (26%). During induction (0-50 seconds), both groups delivered in-range CP. During intubation (51-223 seconds), laryngoscopy was associated with a reduction in mean CP below 3.060 kg in both groups. When compared, there was no statistically significant difference between the groups. For 11 patients, pepsin was detected in the oropharyngeal sample, while three were positive for tracheal pepsin. Seven patients (four control/three measured) were treated for clinical aspiration during hospitalization. As a result of the finding that neither group could maintain ideal range CP during laryngoscopy, the trial was abandoned. Conclusion: Laryngoscopy provides a counter force to CP, which is negated to facilitate tracheal intubation. The concept that a static 3.060 to 4.075 kg CP could be maintained during laryngoscopy and intubation was rejected by our study. Whether a lower CP range could prevent aspiration during RSI was not explored by this study.
Brown LJ, Smith A, Wakely L, Little A, Wolfgang R, Burrows J, 'Preparing graduates to meet the allied health workforce needs in rural Australia: Short-term outcomes from a longitudinal study', Education Sciences, 7 (2017) [C1]
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', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 57 520-525 (2017) [C1]
Â© 2017 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Background: Pregnancy can be a stressful time for many women. There is ample evidence of n... [more]
Â© 2017 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Background: Pregnancy can be a stressful time for many women. There is ample evidence of numerous physical and mental health inequities for Indigenous Australians. For those Indigenous women who are pregnant, it is established that there is a higher incidence of poor physical perinatal outcomes when compared with non-Indigenous Australians. However, little evidence exists that examines stressful events and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in pregnant women who are members of this community. Aims: To quantify the rates of stressful events and PTSD symptoms in pregnant Indigenous women. Methods: One hundred and fifty rural and remote Indigenous women were invited to complete a survey during each trimester of their pregnancy. The survey measures were the stressful life events and the Impact of Events Scale. Results: Extremely high rates of PTSD symptoms were reported by participants. Approximately 40% of this group exhibited PTSD symptoms during their pregnancy with mean score 33.38 (SDÂ¿=Â¿14.37) significantly higher than a study of European victims of crisis, including terrorism attacks (20.6, SDÂ¿=Â¿18.5). Conclusions: The extreme levels of PTSD symptoms found in the women participating in this study are likely to result in negative implications for both mother and infant. An urgent response must be mounted at government, health, community development and research levels to address these findings. Immediate attention needs to focus on the development of interventions to address theÂ¿highÂ¿levels of PTSD symptoms that pregnant Australian Indigenous womenÂ¿experience.
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]
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]
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]
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Conference (10 outputs)
Brown LJ, Smith A, Wakely L, Wolfgang R, Little A, Burrows J, 'Where are they now? Tracking allied health graduates after rural placements', 14th National Rural Health Conference, Cairns (2017)
Brown L, Smith A, Wakely LT, Little A, Wolfgang R, Burrows J, 'Developing the future allied health workforce for Australian rural health context', Cairns (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, Orlando, FL (2017)
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) [E3]
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) [E3]
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]
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]
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]
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Grants and Funding
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20171 grants / $15,000
Yearning to yarn: Using âAboriginal ways of knowing and learningâ to support clinical placement experiences of Aboriginal health professional students$15,000
The aim of this project is to establish a framework to enable rural health professional educators to “teach for equity”. At the core of the framework is the notion of “yarning” as a way of understanding and supporting Aboriginal knowing and learning. To develop this framework the experiences of two groups engaged in clinical placements will be explored through yarning with:
(i) Aboriginal medical and allied health students who have undertaken or undertaking clinical placements
(ii) Clinical educators from the University of Newcastle and healthcare settings.These insights gained will inform educators’ pedagogical strategies and perspectives when engaging with Aboriginal students studying in a range of health professions. Within our collaborative dialogical inquiry, we will use ‘appreciative inquiry’ to take this project into the complex space of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal interaction, digging deeply into the potential positives of cross-cultural human interaction to bring about understanding and change.
Funding body: Centre for Excellence in Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE)
|Funding body||Centre for Excellence in Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE)|
Simon Munro, Anne Croker, Karin Fisher, Julie Burrows, Leanne Brown
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|Type Of Funding||Internal|
Rural Health Workforce 2011 -
Research into UONDRH allied health and medical graduates rural workforce outcomes
Gomeroi gaaynggal Longitudinal research project 2013 -
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