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Dr Julie Cullen RN, RM, CPT, Pg Cert Ed, Pg Dip Exec Coaching, BSc (Hons), MSc, DBMS, Queens Nurse

Principal Teaching Fellow

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Julie is Head of the Nursing, Midwifery and Health Department at the University of Southampton. Julie brings a variety of global clinical, operational and strategic experience and leadership.

Prior to joining the University in 2011, Julie was a Consultant Nurse leading strategy and development of Primary Health Care services. During this time she was also an Executive Board Member for Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group. She has also undertaken a variety of International voluntary and consultancy health care leadership, management and educational assignments.

Julie’s expertise is developing health care policy and procedure to enhance education, patient experience, health outcomes and professional standards. International projects have involved needs assessment, workforce improvement, standard setting, competence development and clinical education and training.

Julie's professional focus at the University is maximising the potential of each individual to positively impact on the teams and the environments they work within and achieve positive outcomes. Julie is also a Registered Teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and holds both a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching.

Major Honours and Achievements

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2016).

Awarded in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education.

Title of Queens Nurse (2016).

Awarded by the Queens Nursing Institute in recognition of continuing strategic commitment to improving standards of care; and to on-going learning and international, national and local leadership of community nurses and nursing.

UoS Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award (2016).

A joint award in recognition of an innovative enhanced induction programme for full time International students.

UoS Associate Member of the Community of Education Practice (CoP) (2016).

In recognition of participation in educational enhancement activities.

Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing (2015).

Awarded by the Editor of ‘Nurse Education in Practice’ for the contribution to this international, professional and peer-reviewed journal and support to aspiring authors.

UoS Vice Chancellor’s Award (2012).

A team award in recognition of international contribution. The United Nations commissioned a University of Southampton team of four members on a Consultancy basis to develop an education strategy for the Government of South Sudan (GoSS).

Working in Partnership Programme Certificate in Leadership for General Practice Nursing (2007).

A national award presented by the Chief Nursing Officer of England in recognition of leadership in developing national guidelines for educational standards and career pathways for General Practice Nursing.

Julie is responsible for implementing the school strategy within the Department and ensuring that all staff work towards agreed objectives reflecting the university strategy and the 10-year plan. She provides strong, creative, academic leadership and general management for the Department, striving for excellence and distinctiveness in the education provision, drawing upon the school and University world leading research strengths.

Julie is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also a module lead, a personal academic tutor and contributes to teaching, marking and student supervision on a variety of programmes of all academic levels. She is supervisor to MSc and PhD students.

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Professional Journal Papers

Cullen, J. (2003). The gatekeeper's role: a need for more evidence. Practice Nursing, 14(11), 492-4.

Cullen, J. (2003). Establishing a communication network across a primary care trust. Primary Health Care, 13(9), 20-21.

Cullen, J. (2004). Gatekeeping part 2: Data collection design. Practice Nursing, 15(6), 298-301.

Cullen, J. (2005). Gatekeeping part 3: The findings and their application to practice. Practice Nursing 16(12) 611-616.

Cullen, J. (2005). Why parents choose not to vaccinate their children against childhood diseases. Professional Nurse, 20(5) 31- 33

Cullen, J. Rew, D. (2012). The development of supportive care for cancer patients in India: A UK perspective. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

Lakhani, S., Cullen, J., & Ali, S. M. (2017). Systematic review of educational interventions to improve the uptake of post-partum intrauterine contraceptive device (PPIUCD). Pakistan Journal of Public Health, 7(4), 226-231.


Conference Contributions

Cullen, J. Presentation: Primary Care – are you ready to deliver? Royal College of Midwives National Annual Conference, Jersey. May 2000.

Cullen, J. Presentation: What's in a name: clarity or confusion? Royal College of Nurses Practice Nurse Annual National Conference, Winchester Guildhall. July 2004.

Cullen, J. Chair and conference lead: Have we got news for you. Regional Practice Nurse Conference. Hilton Hotel, Farlington. January 2006.

Cullen, J. Presentation: The present nursing practices in the United Kingdom. ‘WoundCon’ Annual International Conference. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdar Jang Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. March 2010.

Cullen, J. Presentation. Supportive care in Surgical Oncology. Conference of Indian Association of Surgical Oncologists. Goa, India. October 2012.

Cullen, J. Presentation. NHS Reform. The United Kingdom Medical Students Association (UKMSA) Annual Conference. Harrogate. 2nd May 2014.


Dr Julie Cullen
Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Executive Assistant: Paloma Aguado-Styles

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 7929


Room Number: 67/3039

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