Researcher biography

Judith Dean is a Registered Nurse/Midwife with over 25 years of experience in sexual and reproductive health, midwifery, and health education. Prior to joining UQ, Judith held a joint appointment for 14 years between Griffith University School of Nursing and Midwifery where she held the title of Griffith Graduate Sexual Health Program Convenor and Queensland Health whereas the State Nurse Educator for Queensland Sexual Health and HIV Services she was responsible for state-wide coordination and development of clinical practice standards and professional development programs for specialist advanced practice nurses working in sexual health and HIV.

Judith has extensive educational and clinical expertise in sexual health, HIV and women's health in a diverse range of national and international environments. She also has extensive experience in providing gender, sexuality, and culturally appropriate health care, education, and support to Indigenous communities and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations in Australia and overseas. This includes over 5 years experience working in the Northern Territory along with two years with International Committee of Red Cross in settings such as South Sudan and Afghanistan.

Her main area of research is sexual health and HIV with a key focus on vulnerable populations. In 2014 she completed her Doctor of Philosophy titled Sexual health knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of Queensland Sudanese communities.