Past President of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association
Dr Julie Ann Barker
Julie Barker is a Past President of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists’ Association, having held the role of President for 10 years. Julie is a registered dental therapist with over 30 years of experience in the public sector in Queensland. She has worked in both rural and metropolitan areas in clinical, management and oral health promotion capacities. Julie is passionate about her profession and the services provided to the community and she is a strong advocate for dental and oral health therapists and accessible oral health care for the community. She has travelled widely throughout Australia and overseas representing and advocating for her profession. Julie was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Dental Health in 2012 and has sat on a number of advisory committees representing her profession both state and nationwide. She is a foundation member of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future Australia and New Zealand Chapter and also sits on the Oral Health Advisory Panel. Julie has presented at a number of forums on the topic of workforce and policy reform and organized many professional conferences.