Dr Julie Hanson

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Dr Julie Hanson


Teaching areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Life Crisis
  • Cultural Diversity

Research areas

  • coping with adversity in nursing and blended learning

Program coordinator


Julie Hanson trained as a nurse in Manchester, UK. Her clinical background in nursing spans 25 years and includes extensive experience and expertise within intensive and coronary care, cardiothoracics, neurosurgery and oncology.

Julie has worked in a diverse cross-section of health care systems in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Australia. This comprehensive grounding allows her to respond to the dynamic and changing face of nursing to embrace holistic care frameworks, solution-focused and strengths based nursing. In teaching, Julie is exploring innovative pedagogical approaches to meet the challenges ahead of ‘non-traditional’ roles and extended scope of practice. Such approaches compliment and extend current practice and strategies include critical thinking and critically reflective practice, narrative pedagogy, blended learning and case based learning.

Julie's current focus is on understanding the experiences of adversity for nursing students and the effects on attrition. Julie’s aim is to develop new knowledge about how the curriculum can contribute to coping in the workplace in order to address workforce retention and stability. Her goal is to look for 21st century solutions to a critical workforce issue that has global impact.

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