Julie is in the 2nd year of her PhD at the University of Sydney School of Public Health, supervised by Professor Kirsten McCaffery, Dr Carissa Bonner, and Professor Don Nutbeam. Her PhD explores how apps for diabetes self-management can be adapted for people who have lower health literacy. This body of work will inform the design of an app developed by Western Sydney Diabetes. Julie has a background in psychology and linguistics, completing honours in psychology at the University of Sydney in 2013. Her research interests include health literacy, behaviour change for lifestyle and self-management, patient-provider relationships and mobile health.