Julie Dare

Health Narratives

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Julie Dare

Edith Cowan University

Background

Julie is a Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Exercise and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University. Her PhD, which she completed in 2010, examined women’s use of communication technologies to access social support during the transitional midlife years. Julie’s track record since completing her PhD reflects her keen interest in the social context underpinning health behaviours. This includes the role of alcohol in older people’s lives, and the significance of relationships and social connectedness to health and wellbeing amongst women and older people. More recently she has been involved in research exploring sedentary behaviours in online health promoting communities, and the social construction of plant-based diets.

Expertise

Julie’s expertise in qualitative research and her skills in critical analysis have enabled her to make valuable contributions to policy and practice; for example, in relation to the development of alcohol-related policies and health education materials targeting older people. She is experienced in grant writing, and has used her expertise to develop research in relation to women’s communication and relationships, links between social connectedness and health and wellbeing, alcohol use amongst older people, and narratives around plant-based diets. She is currently supervising three Masters by research students and two PhD students who are undertaking social health research projects.

Keywords

social connectedness, health promotion, health communication, older people and alcohol, communication and relationships, qualitative research, plant-based nutrition

Key publications

Wilkinson, C., & Dare, J. (2014). Shades of grey: The need for a multi-disciplinary approach to research investigating alcohol and ageing. Journal of Public Health Research, 3(1), 7-10.

Costello, L, Dare, J., Askander, G., & McDermott, ML. (2014, forthcoming). How should online health-promoting communities address the health hazards of too much sitting? 3rd Annual Global Healthcare Conference. Singapore. http://globalhc-conf.org/index.html

Dare, J., Costello, L, & Green, L. (2013). Nutritional narratives: Cultural and communications perspectives on plant-based diets. Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA). Murdoch, Western Australia: Murdoch University. Retrieved from http://www.anzca.net/component/docman/search_result.html

Costello, L., Dare, J., Green, L., & Bradshaw, V. (2013). Sustaining online communities in the charitable health sector: How to keep a good thing going. Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA). Murdoch, Western Australia: Murdoch University. Retrieved from http://www.anzca.net/component/docman/search_result.html

Wilkinson, C., Dare, J., Waters, S., Allsop, S., & McHale, S. (2012). An exploration of how social context and type of living arrangement are linked to alcohol consumption amongst older Australians: Research report. Deakin, Australia: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE). Retrieved from http:// www.fare.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/FARE-Final-Report-Wilkinson-et-al-20122.pdf

Dare, J. (2011). Women, kin-keeping and the inscription of gender in mediated-communication environments. In S. Burcon & M. Ames (Eds.), Women and language: The gendering of talk, gossip, and communication practices across media, (pp. 185-198). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Dare, J., & Green, L. (2011). Rethinking social support in women’s midlife years: Women’s experiences of social support in online environments. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 14(5), 473-490.

Dare, J. (2011). Transitions in midlife women’s lives: Contemporary experiences. Health Care for Women International, 32(2), 111-133.

Dare, J. (2009). Women and friendship: The role of communication technologies in sustaining critical connections. In T. Flew (Ed.), Communication, creativity and global citizenship: Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference, (pp. 485-500). Brisbane, Australia: Queensland University of Technology.

Dare, J. (2008). Domestic space: Virtually underestimated? In D. Cook (Ed.), Transformers: People, technologies and spaces: Refereed proceedings of the Transforming Information and Learning Conference (pp. 1-14). Mount Lawley, Australia: Edith Cowan University.

Dare, J. (2008). Like mother, like daughter: Intergenerational media use for kinkeeping and connection. In E. Tilley (Ed.), Power and place: Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (pp. 1-21). Wellington, New Zealand: Massey University.

Dare, J. (2007). Managing relationships: Women’s strategic communication practices during their midlife years. Australian Journal of Communication, 34(3), 113-127.

Dare, J. (2007). Utopian visions and everyday practices: Libertarian constructions of free speech and ethical communication practices. Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics, 4 (1/2), 30-39.