Researcher biography

Julie Hulcombe PSM is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), an Adjunct Associate Professor with QUT and presently a part-time doctoral student at the University of Queensland (UQ). She had an extensive career with Qld Health most recently as the Chief Allied Health Officer, Department of Health, Queensland.   She is a past President of the Dietetic Association of Australia (DAA), and has been the Chair of the DAA Dietetic Credentialing Council and the National Allied Health Advisors Committee.

Research interests

Health Workforce, Allied Health Professions, Work redesign and scope of practice

Project title

The return to work practices after maternity leave of Allied Health Professionals in a public health system. The impact of the period of maternity leave and return to work practices on the workplace including the other members of the team, the management and service delivery.


Emeritus Professor Sandra Capra