Dr Julie Hennegan is a mixed-methods researcher specialising in global adolescent and women's health. She explores the social and environmental determinants of health, and the design and evaluation of complex social interventions.
Julie's work focuses on menstrual health, sexual and reproductive health including rights, and gender dimensions of water, sanitation, and hygiene services. She has led and contributed to research across high- middle- and low-income country settings, with a focus on East Africa. Building the evidence base to understand and improve menstrual health, Julie led the development of new measures to capture menstrual health needs. She has advanced the ongoing development of national indicators and measures to monitor menstrual health, and the application of evidence synthesis methods to progress theory and research.
Julie joined the Burnet Institute in 2020, following a postdoctoral fellowship and faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (USA). She completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford (UK) in 2017.
- 2017: DPhil, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
- 2014: MSc Evidence Based Social Intervention, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
- 2010: BPsySc (hons I), University of Queensland, Australia
- 2020 - present: Honorary Fellow, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
- 2020 - present: Adjunct Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
- 2023-present: Co-Head, Global Adolescent Health Working Group
- 2021-present: Senior Research Fellow, Burnet Institute, Australia
- 2020-2021: Research Fellow, Burnet Institute, Australia
- 2018-2020: Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
- 2017-2018: Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA