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About Julia Truscott

Julia Truscott
Julia Truscott is an academic consultant for the Centre for Children and Young People. She completed her Masters of Education (by thesis) at the Centre in 2014, funded by a prestigious International Endeavour Award scholarship. She has a 1st Class Honours degree in Science Communication from the University of London and has worked in a range of education related roles in the UK, Japan and Australia. Prior to coming to Australia, Julia worked for Forestry Commission Scotland as a Community and Education Ranger, in which she was involved in launching and supporting delivery of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning in the Grampian region. She is trained Forest Schools Leader with a particular interest in nature-based play and risk, with a wider interest in wellbeing and how contemporary childhood is changing. Julia works across a range of projects within the CCYP, including maintaining the ERIC repository on the website.


Present Academic Consultant, Southern Cross University School of Education

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Honors and Awards

  • 2012-2014 Australian Government International Endeavour Award
  • 2004 Arnold Spicer Award from RHUL, University of London
  • 2003 SCU College Award from RHUL, University of London
  • 2002 Blackwell Prize from RHUL, University of London


September 2001 - July 2004 BSc. (Hons)., University of London - Royal Holloway and Bedford New College ‐ School of Biological Sciences

Journal articles (7)

Books (1)

Book chapters (2)

Reports (8)

Theses (1)