A distinguished research leader from the United Kingdom has been appointed as the new head of Southern Cross University’s School of Health and Human Sciences.
Professor Julie Jomeen will take up her post in the new year, after 15 years at Hull University in northern England.
Professor Jomeen said that she would be placing great emphasis on research that was relevant to the community during her tenure, and ensuring Southern Cross University played a major part in finding solutions for the community.
‘Any research that’s done should have a resonance and a relevance that can help underpin optimum care for people,’ she said.
‘Whether that’s by providing an adequate and high calibre work force, or generating the evidence base for understanding conditions more such as the best way to deliver care.’
‘And then our research should be translatable at a national and global level to build reputation, excellence and recognition.
Professor Jomeen has worked with Southern Cross for several years as an adjunct professor, and brings vast knowledge from her research into the links between physiological and psychological health.
She began her career in health as a nurse before becoming a clinical midwife and completing a PhD.
Professor Jomeen then progressed to various leadership roles at Hull University including Dean of Health and Social Care and Dean of Health Sciences, incorporating sports health and exercise science, psychology and biomedical science.