Mrs Julie Collier

Mrs Julie Collier

Clinical Nurse Educator

University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health

Career Summary

Biography

Commitment to a diverse healthcare career encompassing Nursing, Midwifery, Child & Family and Indigenous Health in both acute and primary health care settings across NSW. I have been privileged to work with Aboriginal families developing my passion to facilitate optimal maternal social and emotional wellbeing, promote self-determination and support positive parenting practices. A graduate of Masters in Mental Health (Perinatal & Infant) supported my deeper understanding of infant-parent relationships and the impact of trauma and neglect on infant brain development and child behaviour.

My current research will seek to review strategies of blending art and health facilitating optimal parental psychological outcomes and increase awareness of keeping the ‘infant in mind’.

Poster presentation 2016:15th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) in Prague, Czech Republic - “Infant Mental Health in a rapidly changing world: Conflict, adversity, and resilience”My presentation focused on "Painting a clearer picture for social and emotional wellbeing: ArtsHealth innovation within Australian Indigenous families". Internationally the content generated robust discussion in relation to a proposed ArtsHealth program within a local Australian Indigenous community. It was a privilege to converse with equally passionate professionals from multiple disciplines on an international scale focusing on the importance of targeted infant mental health themes.

Current NSW Committee Member of CAFHNA

Member of AAIMH, WAIMH, ARACY, NSWNA, MCaFHNA


Qualifications

  • Master of Mental Health (Perinatal & Infant), New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry
  • Registered Nurse, Nurses Registration Board of NSW
  • Registered Midwife, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Graduate Certificate Child & Family Health Nursing, Tresillian Family Care Centres
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, TAFE (NSW)

Keywords

  • Aboriginal Health
  • Attachment & Family Relationships
  • Child & Family Health
  • Infant brain development
  • Midwifery
  • Perinatal & Infant Mental Health
  • Rural & Remote Health
  • Social & Emotional Wellbeing

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Clinical Nurse Educator University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
28/02/2011 - 10/04/2015 Nurse Educator Child & Family Health

Training & Support Unit (TSU) for Aboriginal Mothers, Babies and Children

Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) - Rural & Remote Portfolio

NSW Health

NSW Health- HETI
Australia
28/12/2009 - 25/02/2011 Clinical Program Coordinator - Building Strong Foundations for Aboriginal Children, Families and Communities (BSF)

Clinical Program Coordinator - Building Strong Foundations for Aboriginal Children, Families and Communities (BSF)

Lower Mid North Coast Cluster, Hunter New England Area Health Service

Taree Community Health Centre-based at Biripi Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS)

Hunter New England Health LHD, NSW Health
Australia
3/12/2004 - 25/12/2009 Child and Family Health Nurse - Aboriginal Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2

Child and Family Health Nurse - Aboriginal Health

Clinical Nurse Specialist Grade 2

Hunter New England Area Health Service, NSW Health

Taree Community Health Centre, based at Biripi AMS

Hunter New England LHD, NSW Health
Australia
6/10/1989 - 7/06/2017 Registered Midwife

Mater Misericordiae, Belmont, Manning Base

Hunter New England Health LHD, NSW Health
Australia
10/02/1984 - 7/06/2017 Registered Nurse Hunter New England Health, NSW Health
Australia
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Publications

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


Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Collier J, Weatherall L, Keogh L, Slater P, Mah B, Wright P, Rae KM, 'Painting a clearer picture for social and emotional wellbeing: ArtsHealth innovation within Australian Indigenous families', Conference Proceedings, Prague (2016)
Co-authors Kym Rae
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Mrs Julie Collier

Positions

Clinical Nurse Educator
University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Casual Academic
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email julie.collier@newcastle.edu.au

Office

Location Manning Education Centre UONDRH

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