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Allan, Julaine

Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Society

  • Senior Visiting Fellow - National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre 2020 - 2023

Overview


Julaine is a social work academic and researcher who specialises in practice-based research. Her research focus areas include healthcare for vulnerable groups, particularly people who use drugs.
Julaine has extensive experience in intervention and implementation research in real world settings. Using mixed-methods approaches Julaine has worked on data linkage and surveys. However, she prefers qualitative methods. She has worked with multi-disciplinary, multi-site research teams for fifteen years on projects involving vulnerable populations and Aboriginal communities.

Research Overview


    • Substance use
    • Healthcare services
    • Vulnerable populations
    • Social work practice

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • A model for delivering cognitive remediation within residential rehabilitation drug treatment programs was tested and recommendations for implementation made. A training manual was developed suitable for practitioners in the drug and alcohol sector. NSW Health was provided with a report including costs of implementation of the program.
  • A guideline and audit tool was created that provides practical strategies for improving a community service or healthcare agency's practice with Aboriginal people. A project evaluation found that the audit, guideline and implementation workshop increased the number of Aboriginal people attending NGO drug and alcohol services and completing treatment.<br />I provided training to the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Network (ADAN) to enable the ADAN members to conduct audits across NSW in the future making the audit process sustainable.<br />The project was funded by a consortium of Primary Health Networks who have provided additional funding for a further round of evaluation 18 months post the first audit. The Guideline has been published and is freely available on the web.

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Social work
    Substance use and harm reduction
    Health care access and delivery
    Qualitative research

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Effect of Mental Health on Talent Development among Australian Sportsmen Gitonga, Mercy Njeri
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Cultural influences on mental health perceptions and treatment of mood disorders among migrant communities in Australia. Jones-Homan, Jess
    Doctor of Philosophy A Change Preparedness framework Supporting the Implementation of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) in an inpatient setting in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) Knezevic, Andrea

Full Name


  • Julaine Allan

Mailing Address


  • School of Health and Society

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2500

    Australia

Research Overview


    • Substance use
    • Healthcare services
    • Vulnerable populations
    • Social work practice

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • A model for delivering cognitive remediation within residential rehabilitation drug treatment programs was tested and recommendations for implementation made. A training manual was developed suitable for practitioners in the drug and alcohol sector. NSW Health was provided with a report including costs of implementation of the program.
  • A guideline and audit tool was created that provides practical strategies for improving a community service or healthcare agency's practice with Aboriginal people. A project evaluation found that the audit, guideline and implementation workshop increased the number of Aboriginal people attending NGO drug and alcohol services and completing treatment.<br />I provided training to the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Network (ADAN) to enable the ADAN members to conduct audits across NSW in the future making the audit process sustainable.<br />The project was funded by a consortium of Primary Health Networks who have provided additional funding for a further round of evaluation 18 months post the first audit. The Guideline has been published and is freely available on the web.

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Social work
    Substance use and harm reduction
    Health care access and delivery
    Qualitative research

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Effect of Mental Health on Talent Development among Australian Sportsmen Gitonga, Mercy Njeri
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Cultural influences on mental health perceptions and treatment of mood disorders among migrant communities in Australia. Jones-Homan, Jess
    Doctor of Philosophy A Change Preparedness framework Supporting the Implementation of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) in an inpatient setting in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) Knezevic, Andrea

Full Name


  • Julaine Allan

Mailing Address


  • School of Health and Society

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2500

    Australia

Geographic Focus