Julie Jomeen is a UK registered nurse and midwife, Professor of Midwifery, and Executive Dean, Faculty of Health at Southern Cross University, Australia. She relocated from the University of Hull, UK in 2020 where she was Dean: Faculty of Health Sciences and led a Research Group for Maternal, Reproductive Health for the last 13 years.
Julie's role as Dean of Health at SCU is to lead and develop the Faculty of Health, to respond to health and wellbeing challenges; to work in partnership with our healthcare partners to produce high calibre graduates, providing solutions to workforce challenges across a diversity of professions and providing contemporary healthcare leaders who understand health in a global context. Further to support SCU to develop its research profile, working in partnership to address problems with local relevance but global significance.
A key focus of Julie's personal research is exploring issues of perinatal mental health and psychological health in childbearing women. A programme of research which has led to a strong collaborations in relation to national and international research, service development work and practitioner training initiatives. Other research interests include women’s choice and decision-making and practitioner decision making.
Julie has also been involved in national and international curriculum development in midwifery, with a particular focus on teaching applied health research via blended learning and online mediums. She incepted the development of a TNE Nursing programme with Yangzhou University, China.
She has supervised over 20 PhD students to successful completion, is currently supervising 3 international students with projects focussed in the field of perinatal mental health and wellbeing and has examined over 30 PhDs both in the UK and internationally.
Julie remains an Honorary Professor at the University of Hull, an Adjunct Professor Memorial University Newfoundland and Visiting Chair at Soochow University in China.
She has been an associate editor for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth and Women and Birth, previous Chair of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology and deputy chair of the UK HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Clinical and Senior Clinical Lecturer Panel.
Currently she is a member of two COST EU funded networks.
- RiseUpPPD: filling gaps in Peripartum Depression Disorder research, practice and social awareness and Devotion: Perinatal Mental Health
- Birth-Related Trauma: Maximising best practice and optimal outcomes