Honorary Professor

School of Heath Sciences - Division of Nursing

Julie Taylor [PhD; FRCN; RN; MSc; BSc (Hons)] is a nurse scientist specialising in child maltreatment. She is Professor of Child Protection in the School of Health and Population Science at the University of Birmingham, in partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She has held previous chairs at the Universities of Edinburgh (NSPCC Child Protection Research Centre) and Dundee (School of Nursing and Midwifery). For three years (2010-2013) she was Head of Strategy and Development (Abuse in High Risk Families) with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

Julie’s work is at the leading edge nationally and internationally in reframing child maltreatment as a public health concern. Her research programme is concentrated at the interface between health and social care and is largely underpinned by the discourse of cumulative harm and the exponential effects of living with multiple adversities (domestic abuse, parental mental ill health, substance misuse, disabilities etc). Child protection is a pivotal interdisciplinary academic and practice discipline and as such she influences boundaries between these domains, with work reflected in interdisciplinary policy contexts. She is the author of eight books and over 100 academic articles.

Julie also has a strong focus on developing strategic research leadership. In 2010 she was appointed to the Research Excellence Framework for Allied Health, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy, serving on panel UoA3 for REF 2014. Julie is a Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science, Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland and a founding member of the Scottish Child Care and Protection Network. Julie has been the Royal College of Nursing’s representative on a number of Scottish Government Child Protection Review Groups and has given evidence to a number of all party parliamentary enquiries.

In recognition of her work in child protection in 2013 Julie was awarded a prestigious Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing.