AsPr Julia Shelley

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, 1992

Contact

julia.shelley@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46293

Research interests

Associate Professor Shelley is a chief investigator on the NHMRC funded project Australian Longitudinal Study of Health and Relationships, a cohort study aiming to document key areas of reproductive and sexual health over the life course. Her other current research interests include:



Links between sexual and reproductive health the impact of reproductive events on sexual health, and of sexual health on reproduction, particularly on contraception, unintended pregnancy, termination of pregnancy.



Contextual and systemic factors in sexual and reproductive health in Australia the effect of the social and demographic characteristics of areas, social networks, social capital, access to services and legal, regulatory, policy and systems frameworks on sexual and reproductive health outcomes;



Patterns of use of contraception and termination of pregnancy services in Australia



Medical termination of pregnancy, particularly the effectiveness and safety of misoprostol and methotrexate



Pregnancy loss: the occurrence, management and outcomes of care following first trimester pregnancy loss (miscarriage and early fetal death)



Medium to long-term sequelae of reproductive events for women and their infants, especially pregnancy loss, termination of pregnancy and mode of delivery.

Teaching interests

Unit Chair HSH205

Unit Chair HSH706

Conferences

7th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Infertility, Athens, April 2005. Womens views of and preferences regarding three approaches to hospital care following first trimester miscarriage. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Scientific Meeting. Auckland, September 2003. - Is D&C still the best approach for women following first trimester spontaneous miscarriage? XVI FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Washington DC, September 2000. An evidence-based approach to the management of first trimester miscarriage.

Awards

Public Health Association of Australia

Australasian Epidemiological Association

Society for Epidemiological Research (USA)

Projects

Associate Professor Shelley is a member of the following Departmental committees:



Teaching and Learning Committee

Research Committee



She is a member of:

National Health and Medical Research Council Working Party on hormone replacement therapy

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Working Party on Termination of Pregnancy

Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Research Excellence and Workforce Development Advisory Panel.

Victorian Cervical Cytology Registry Management Committee

Victorian Cytology Service Board of Management (Deputy Chair)



Associate Professor Shelley regularly reviews research applications for national and international funding bodies, including NHMRC and ARC and reviews manuscripts for Australian and international journals including: British Medical Journal (BMJ), American Journal of Public Health, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical Journal of Australia, Cochrane Collaboration Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Sexual Health.

Publications

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2015

Use of pregnancy counselling services in Australia 2007-2012

A/Prof Julia Shelley, Mr Shane Andrew Kavanagh, Dr Melissa Graham, Ms Cath Mayes

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 77-81, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, London, Eng., C1

journal

Social connections among parents of pre-school-age children in an inner and outer area of Melbourne, Australia

Dr Fiona Andrews, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Ms Stephanie Rich, Ms Alexandra James

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 35-54, Journal of social inclusion, Meadowbrook, Qld, C1

journal
2014

Parents experiences of raising pre-school aged children in an outer-Melbourne growth corridor

Dr Fiona Andrews, Ms Stephanie Rich, Ms Rebecca Stockdale, A/Prof Julia Shelley

(2014), Vol. 27, pp. 220-228, Health & place, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Who's cheating? Agreements about sexual exclusivity and subsequent concurrent partnering in Australian heterosexual couples

Juliet Richters, Wendy Heywood, Prof Marian Pitts, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Judy Simpson, Kent Patrick, Prof Anthony Smith

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 524-531, Sexual health, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Conscience clauses: Your right to a conscience ends at my right to safe, legal and effective health care

Ms Sarah Barter-Godfrey, A/Prof Julia Shelley

(2014), pp. 45-53, Practising social inclusion, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter
2013

A population-based study investigating the association between sexual and relationship satisfaction and psychological distress among heterosexuals

Kent Patrick, Wendy Heywood, Prof Anthony Smith, Judy Simpson, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Juliet Richters, Prof Marian Pitts

(2013), Vol. 39, pp. 56-70, Journal of sex and marital therapy, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Navigating the terrain of lived experiences: the value of lifeworld existentials for reflective analysis

Ms Stephanie Rich, Dr Melissa Graham, Prof Ann Taket, A/Prof Julia Shelley

(2013), Vol. 12, pp. 498-510, International journal of qualitative methods, Edmonton, Canada, C1

journal

Why are childless women childless? Findings from an exploratory study in Victoria, Australia

Dr Melissa Graham, Ms Erin Hill, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Prof Ann Taket

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 70-89, Journal of social inclusion, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal

A good place to raise a family? Comparing parents, service-providers', and media perspectives of the inner and outer suburban areas of Melbourne

Dr Fiona Andrews, Ms Sarah Barter-Godfrey, Ms Stephanie Rich, Mrs Ruth Klein, A/Prof Julia Shelley

(2013), pp. 1-10, SOAC Conference Proceedings and Powerpoint Presentations, Sydney, NSW, E1

conference
2012

Who gets tattoos? Demographic and behavioral correlates of ever being tattooed in a representative sample of men and women

Wendy Heywood, Kent Patrick, Prof Anthony Smith, Judy Simpson, Prof Marian Pitts, Juliet Richters, A/Prof Julia Shelley

(2012), Vol. 22, pp. 51-56, Annals of epidemiology, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Body mass index, sexual difficulties and sexual satisfaction among people in regular heterosexual relationships : a population-based study

Prof Anthony Smith, Kent Patrick, Wendy Heywood, Prof Marian Pitts, Juliet Richters, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Judy Simpson, Richard Ryall

(2012), Vol. 42, pp. 641-651, Internal medicine journal, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal

Incidence and persistence/recurrence of women’s sexual difficulties : findings from the Australian longitudinal study of health and relationships

Prof Anthony Smith, Anthony Lyons, Jason A. Ferris, Juliet Richters, Prof Marian Pitts, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Judy Simpson, Wendy Heywood, Kent Patrick

(2012), Vol. 38, pp. 378-393, Journal of sex and marital therapy, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Sexual practices and the duration of last heterosexual encounter : findings from the Australian longitudinal study of health and relationships

Prof Anthony Smith, Kent Patrick, Wendy Heywood, Prof Marian Pitts, Juliet Richters, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Judy Simpson, Richard Ryall

(2012), Vol. 49, pp. 487-494, Journal of sex research, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal
2011

An examination of the health and wellbeing of childless women : A cross-sectional exploratory study in Victoria, Australia

Dr Melissa Graham, Ms Erin Hill, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Prof Ann Taket

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-24, BMC women's health, London, England, C1

journal

Association between sexual behavior and cervical cancer screening

Prof Anthony Smith, Wendy Heywood, Richard Ryall, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Prof Marian Pitts, Juliet Richters, Judy Simpson, Kent Patrick

(2011), Vol. 20, pp. 1091-1096, Journal of women's health, New Rochelle, N. Y., C1

journal

'Unnatural', 'Unwomanly', 'Uncreditable' and 'Undervalued': the significance of being a childless woman in Australian society

Ms Stephanie Rich, Prof Ann Taket, Dr Melissa Graham, A/Prof Julia Shelley

(2011), Vol. 28, pp. 226-247, Gender issues, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Sexual and relationship satisfaction among heterosexual men and women : the importance of desired frequency of sex

Prof Anthony Smith, Anthony Lyons, Jason A. Ferris, Juliet Richters, Prof Marian Pitts, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Judy Simpson

(2011), Vol. 37, pp. 104-115, Journal of sex and marital therapy, London, England, C1

journal

High prevalence of symptoms associated with ovarian cancer among Australian women

Prof Marian Pitts, Wendy Heywood, Richard Ryall, Prof Anthony Smith, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Juliet Richters, Judy Simpson

(2011), Vol. 51, pp. 71-78, Australian and New Zealand journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal

Provision of the emergency contraceptive pill without prescription : attitudes and practices of pharmacists in Australia

Safeera Y. Hussainy, Dr Kay Stewart, Colin B. Chapman, Dr Angela Taft, Lisa H. Amir, Melissa K. Hobbs, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Prof Anthony Smith

(2011), Vol. 83, pp. 159-166, Contraception, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Pharmacy access to the emergency contraceptive pill : a national survey of a random sample of Australian women

Melissa K. Hobbs, Dr Angela Taft, Lisa H. Amir, Dr Kay Stewart, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Prof Anthony Smith, Colin B. Chapman, Safeera Y. Hussainy

(2011), Vol. 83, pp. 151-158, Contraception, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2010

Cannabis use and sexual health

Prof Anthony Smith, Jason A. Ferris, Judy Simpson, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Prof Marian Pitts, Juliet Richters

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 787-793, Journal of sexual medicine : basic research and clinical studies in male and female sexual function and dysfunction, Oxford, England, C1

journal

National prevalence of urogenital pain and prostatitis-like symptoms in Australian men using the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptoms Index

Jason A. Ferris, Prof Marian Pitts, Juliet Richters, Judy Simpson, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Prof Anthony Smith

(2010), Vol. 105, pp. 373-379, BJU international, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Are sexual problems more common in men who have had a vasectomy? A population based study of Australian men

Prof Anthony Smith, Anthony Lyons, Jason A. Ferris, Juliet Richters, Prof Marian Pitts, A/Prof Julia Shelley

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 736-742, Journal of sexual medicine, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Circumcision in Australia : further evidence on its effects on sexual health and wellbeing

Jason A. Ferris, Juliet Richters, Prof Marian Pitts, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Judy Simpson, Richard Ryall, Prof Anthony Smith

(2010), Vol. 34, pp. 160-164, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal

Knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine in a national sample of Australian men and women

Prof Marian Pitts, Wendy Heywood, Richard Ryall, Prof Anthony Smith, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Juliet Richters, Judy Simpson

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 299-303, Sexual health, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Are sexual problems more common in women who have had a tubal ligation? A population based study of Australian women

Prof Anthony Smith, Anthony Lyons, Jason A. Ferris, Juliet Richters, Prof Marian Pitts, A/Prof Julia Shelley

(2010), Vol. 117, pp. 463-468, BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Hysterectomy trends in australia between--2000/01 and 2004/05

Ms Erin Hill, Dr Melissa Graham, A/Prof Julia Shelley

(2010), Vol. 50, pp. 153-158, Australian and New Zealand journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal
2009

Discourse, power and exclusion : the experiences of childless women

Gemma Carey, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Dr Melissa Graham, Prof Ann Taket

(2009), pp. 127-133, Theorising social exclusion, Abingdon, England, B1

chapter
2008

Prevalence and correlates of three types of pelvic pain in a nationally representative sample of Australian men

Prof Marian Pitts, Jason A. Ferris, Prof Anthony Smith, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Juliet Richters

(2008), Vol. 5, pp. 1223-1229, Journal of sexual medicine, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Prevalence and correlates of three types of pelvic pain in a nationally representative sample of Australian women

Prof Marian Pitts, Jason A. Ferris, Prof Anthony Smith, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Juliet Richters

(2008), Vol. 189, pp. 138-143, Medical journal of Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal
2007

The Australian longitudinal study of health and relationships

Prof Anthony Smith, Prof Marian Pitts, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Juliet Richters, Jason A. Ferris

(2007), Vol. 7, pp. 1-4, BMC public health, London, England, C1-1

journal
2006

Travel undertaken by women accessing private Victorian pregnancy termination services

Carolyn Nickson, Prof Anthony Smith, A/Prof Julia Shelley

(2006), Vol. 30, pp. 329-333, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal
2005

Women's views and preferences regarding three approaches to hospital care following first trimester miscarriage

A/Prof Julia Shelley, Sonia Grover, David Healy

(2005), pp. 1-1, COGI 2005 : Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, Athens, Greece, E1-1

conference

Mode of delivery and problems in subsequent births : a register-based study from Finland

Elina Hemminki, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Mika Gissler

(2005), Vol. 193, pp. 169-77, American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, St Louis, MO., C1-1

journal

A randomised trial of surgical, medical and expectant management of first trimester spontaneous miscarriage

A/Prof Julia Shelley, David Healy, Sonia Grover

(2005), Vol. 45, pp. 122-127, The Australian and New Zealand journal of obstetrics and gynecology, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal
2004

Intention to claim a Medicare rebate among women receiving private Victorian pregnancy termination service

Carolyn Nickson, Prof Anthony Smith, A/Prof Julia Shelley

(2004), Vol. 28, pp. 120-123, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal

Grants

Other Public Sector Funding

The provision of pregnancy advisory services in Victoria

A/Prof Julia Shelley, Dr Chris Bayly, Dr Melissa Graham, Dr Jane Fisher, Dr Heather Rowe

  • 2006: $77,419

Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy - Corio and Norlane

Prof Ann Taket, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Dr Melissa Graham

  • 2009: $33,330
  • 2007: $20,290

Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy - Colac

Prof Ann Taket, A/Prof Julia Shelley, Dr Melissa Graham

  • 2009: $29,348
  • 2007: $32,950

Supervisions

Data will be available in 2017