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Dr Julie Hartley

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Dr Julie Hartley joined King's in September 2019 as a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate working on the DISCERN study, which seeks to understand and strengthen the disclosure of harm to women and families after an adverse event in NHS maternity care. Prior to this, she worked at the Louis Dundas Centre for Children's Palliative Care at the University College London, Great Ormond Street, Institute of Child Health from March 2018 to August 2019.

She has recently co-authored a systematic review exploring the health of parents and carers of children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. An anthropologist by training, Julie completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2009 on the topic of disability and the state.

Following this, she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher on two large projects. The first was a collaborative, international FP7 project investigating diagnostic and treatment technologies for autism, epilepsy and migraine. The second was in the medical humanities where she published on the work lives of female laboratory technicians. Additionally, Julie was the managing editor of the American Anthropological Association's book reviews journal Anthropology Book Forum from 2016 to 2018.