Professor Julie McGarry

Nursing and Midwifery, School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery

Professor in Nursing and Gender Based Violence

Professor Julie McGarry
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Professor Julie McGarry
Nursing and Midwifery, School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery
Barber House
S10 2HQ

Professor Julie McGarry is a registered nurse in adult and mental health fields of practice and an established researcher with expertise and professional background in the field of safeguarding (adults and children), gender-based violence, intimate partner violence/domestic abuse and sexual harm with a focus towards survivors' experiences and the development of effective multi-agency responses.

Julie has led on a number of funded research initiatives, working with international, national and local agencies in the development of safeguarding and domestic and sexual violence and abuse services for children and families and survivors of abuse. Julie's work predominantly utilizes a qualitative approach to enquiry including personal narrative, participant led co-production and ethnography - recent and current work includes older women and personal accounts of domestic abuse survivorship, sexual safety in mental health contexts and narrative accounts of FGM survivors.

Julie’s work is practice-focused, and she is passionate about research and the potential for research to both contribute to and lead in addressing real world priorities in health and wellbeing. Prior to joining the University of Sheffield in November 2021, most recently during COVID-19, Julie has been working with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust within the Safeguarding Team as a Senior Safeguarding Lead and Trust Wide Lead for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Safety where she held overall responsibility for leading the domestic abuse and sexual safety research agenda, associated work streams and operational support for both staff and those accessing Trust services.

Julie has published widely and disseminated her work through national and international conferences and invited keynote speaker presentations.

Julie's current role is partnered with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Open access co-production e-learning resources

(2022) Academic Writing for Publication 

(2021) Sexual Safety for Women in In-patient Mental Health Care

(2021) From Silence to Voice: Understanding the experiences, healthcare and support needs of women in South Africa who have experienced sexual violence 

(2018) 'Unlocking Stories': Older Women's Experiences of Domestic Violence and Abuse told through Creative Expression



  • Maltby J, Williams G, Mcgarry J & Day L (2014) Research Methods for Nursing and Healthcare. Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • McGarry J, Clissett P, Porock D & Walker WL (2013) Placement Learning in Older People Nursing,A guide for students in practice,1 Placement Learning in Older People Nursing. Elsevier Health Sciences. RIS download Bibtex download

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