Julee McDonagh

Registered Nurse, Lecturer, Early Career Researcher
The University of Newcastle, School of Nursing and Midwifery/College of Health Medicine and Wellbeing

Gosford, NSW

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Dr Julee McDonagh is a registered nurse, lecturer/early career researcher at the University of Newcastle, School of Nursing and Midwifery, and a proud descendant of the Cabrogal Clan of the Darug First Nations people.

Julee has over a decade of clinical nursing experience in the acute care setting, specialising in cardiovascular nursing care and has previously worked as a heart failure clinical trials coordinator.

Julee was awarded her PhD in 2021, for her thesis titled ‘the FRailty MEasurement in Heart Failure (FRAME-HF) project’, which explored how best to assess for frailty syndrome in adults living with heart failure. Her post-doctoral work will continue to define the optimal means of assessing frailty in a heart failure context and explore ways to improve the management of people living with frailty and heart failure and other comorbid conditions. 

Julee has presented her research findings at both a national and international level and has published several peer-reviewed research papers. She is a current member of the Australian College of Nursing, the Australian New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research ECR committee, an Executive Committee member of the Cardiovascular Nursing Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand and a member of the JBI Cardiovascular Expert Reference Group.

Julee identifies as aboriginal.