Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Inclusive Education
  • Research methodology
  • Education for social justice
  • Youth justice and education

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Julie White

Associate Professor Julie White is Principal Research Fellow within the Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities (ISILC). She currently leads two research projects focused on youth justice and inclusive education. She has attracted grants totalling $2M in the period 2009-2019 and has authored 70 scholarly publications. Her google scholar H Index is 14.

Julie undertakes research into inclusive education.

She currently leads two substantial studies investigating education and the youth justice system. She completed a project examining how the arts can support young people from refugee backgrounds to combat Islamophobia and racism and has undertaken several investigations about the education of young people who live with chronic health conditions.

Julie has written more than 60 scholarly publications about educational inclusion, research methodology and the contemporary university. She currently supervises 9 PhD students and has supervised 12 PhD projects to completed. She has examined more than 20 PhD theses.


  • PhD, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2004

Key publications

Year Citation
2012 Fitzgerald, T., White, J., & Gunter, H. M. (Eds.). (120101). Hard Labour? Academic work and the changing landscape of higher education (One). Bingley UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Year Citation
2015 White, J. (150701). Learning in No Man s Land : Policy Enactment for Students with Health Conditions In te, Riele. (Ed.) (pp. 97-110). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Year Citation
2010 Yates, L., Bond, L., Dixon, M., Drew, S., Ferguson, P., Hay, T., Moss, J., St, Leger., Walker, H., & WHITE, J. (100701). Keeping connected: Identity, social connection and education for young people living with chronic illness.. Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne.

Year Citation
2018 White, J., Moylan, P., Te, Riele., Corcoran, T., Baker, A., & Lenten, S. (181030). 'Relationshipwork' in Youth Justice Research: Weathering the Storm. Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 2(5), (17-28).
2017 White, J. (171102). The banality of exclusion in Australian universities. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 21(11), (1142-1155).

doi: 10.1080/13603116.2017.1350321

2015 White, J. (150101). Students with chronic health conditions, the law and education: A salutary lesson from Australia. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 19(12), (1294-1306).

doi: 10.1080/13603116.2015.1057242

2014 White, J. (140101). Overlooking entitlement. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 18(3), (241-252).

doi: 10.1080/13603116.2012.679319

2011 White, J., & Drew, S. (110706). Collecting data or creating meaning?: Troubling authenticity in ethnographic research. Qualitative Research Journal, 11(1), (3-12).

doi: 10.3316/QRJ1101003

2010 White, J. (100801). Speaking 'over' performativity. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 42(3), (275-294).

doi: 10.1080/00220620.2010.492960

2008 Burnard, P., & White, J. (081001). Creativity and performativity: Counterpoints in British and Australian education. British Educational Research Journal, 34(5), (667-682).

doi: 10.1080/01411920802224238

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Educational Transition from Custody
From: Department of Education and Training, Victoria
Other investigators: Dr Alison Baker, Dr Fiona Macdonald
For period: 2019-2020
Not disclosed

Dialogues of Change - Youth Peer Education through Applied Theatre
From: Western Edge Youth Arts
Other investigators: Prof Christopher Sonn, Dr Alison Baker
For period: 2017-2017
Not disclosed

Improving Education for Young People in Remand: Forging a Prison to School Pipeline.
From: Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation (LMCF)
Other investigators: Dr Timothy Corcoran, Dr Alison Baker, Prof Katarina (kitty) Te riele
For period: 2016-2019

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
7 PhD Principal supervisor
2 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (7) Principal supervisor
PhD (2) Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 Masters by Research Principal supervisor
3 PhD Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
Masters by Research (2) Principal supervisor
PhD (3) Principal supervisor


Details of this Researcher's career are currently unavailable.