Professor Julie Campbell AO
Professor Julie H Campbell BSc (Hons) PhD FAA AO
Throughout her 40 year career, Professor Julie Campbell has been a professional research scientist and recognised world leader in the cell biology of cardiovascular diseases. She has a life-long commitment to improving human health through research and developing and promoting science education.
She was a Senior Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), with continuous NHMRC Fellowships for 30 years (1981–2010) both in Melbourne and Brisbane, and was a Research Professor at the University of Queensland and Director of the Centre for Research in Vascular Biology from 1991–2011.
From 1996–2012 Julie was the Director of the Wesley Research Institute (WRI), which is a medical research institute co-located at The Wesley Hospital—Queensland’s largest private hospital. The mission of the WRI is to make an immediate and lasting difference to health care practices by improving quality of life and patient care through medical research.
• Elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) in 2000, which at the time had only 14 female Fellows nationally. She was the second Queensland female scientist to be elected since 1956.
• Member of Council and Executive Committee of the Australian Academy of Science for two terms.
• From 2006–2010 she was Secretary for Education and Public Awareness of the Australian Academy of Science, responsible for the development of a new inquiry-based science education program called ‘Primary Connections: Linking Science with Literacy’ which has been implemented in primary schools nationally, and for ‘Science by Doing’ designed for junior and middle secondary schools.
• President of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes, 2010–2012.
• Women in Business Award, Public and Not-for-Profit for her role as inaugural Director of the WRI, 2007.
• Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for her distinguished service to science and education in Australia, 2006.
• Queensland Great, awarded by the Queensland Government, 2004.
• Centenary Medal for services to vascular biology and the community, 2003.
• Welcome Australia Medal for ‘distinguished scientific achievement towards our understanding of the cell biology of atherosclerosis and other vascular diseases, 1995.
• Honoured by Distinguished Lecture Awards from both the Australian Vascular Biology Society and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
• Founder and inaugural President of the Australian Vascular Biology Society (AVBS), 1992.
• Chairman of the Xth International Vascular Biology Meeting held in Cairns in August 1998 that won the Meeting Industry Association of Australia Award for Excellence.
Julie has authored a total of 240 papers in international scientific/medical journals, three books and has two patents.