Julie Rankin graduated from Curtin University in Western Australia, with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy).

Since then, Julie has worked in a variety of health care roles in both Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

For the last 25 years, Julie has focussed on working in palliative care, aged care and community health, with extensive advance care planning experience with patients and loved ones. Julie has also studied loss and grief in her postgraduate studies.