Professor Julie Bines is the inaugural Victor and Loti Smorgon Chair of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne, and is Deputy Head of the University’s Department of Paediatrics. She is a paediatric gastroenterologist and head of clinical nutrition at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Julie also heads the Rotavirus Vaccine Program at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. The Program is working to develop an affordable neonatal rotavirus vaccine, RV3-BB vaccine, aimed at preventing rotavirus gastroenteritis from birth.
Julie has also been involved in the assessment of rotavirus vaccine safety. She was involved in the development and validation of the Brighton Collaboration clinical case definition of intussusception, WHO documents outlining the epidemiology of intussusception in developing countries, and generic protocols for intussusception and post-marketing surveillance following rotavirus vaccine introduction.
Julie established the Clinical Nutrition Program at the Royal Children's Hospital which has become a national centre of excellence for the management children and adolescents with complex gastrointestinal disorders and intestinal failure. Julie has played a key role the development of the Australian Intestinal Transplantation Program which performed its first combined liver-intestinal transplant in a child earlier this year. In 2012 the work of the Clinical Nutrition Team was recognised with the award of a silver medal in the Premier’s Health Service of the Year Awards - Excellence in supporting self-managed healthcare for their work in supporting parenteral nutrition administration at home for children with intestinal failure.
In 2004, Julie was awarded the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship and in 1990, she was awarded the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Fellowship. She received a MBBS from Monash University in