Julie is a Senior Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, University of Melbourne. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris 1 (June 2009).
Her areas of expertise relate to disadvantages over the life course, and in particular with respect to housing, gender, health and education. She participated in designing the Journeys Home Survey (a longitudinal study of Australians who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness) and published a number of academic papers related to extreme disadvantage including homelessness and precarious housing; substance use; and incarceration.
Her research also focuses on gender disparities with academic papers investigating gender gaps in education; gender differences in the effect of school-starting-age; and mothers’ labour supply.
Julie’s professional activities include the publication of academic research as well as engaging with the broader community on her topics of expertise via the production of reports for government departments (e.g. Department of Social Services, Department of Education and Training) and media activities (e.g. the Conversation, the Age, SBS, ABC).