Julie Spray

Julie Spray is an honorary fellow at the University of Auckland's School of Population Health, and a postdoctoral research associate at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Auckland in 2018 and her book, The Children in Child Health: Negotiating Young Lives and Health in New Zealand is newly available through Rutgers University Press.

May 24, 2021
Young girl eating mandarin in school

A free school lunch isn't just about hunger, but about dignity

Dr Julie Spray spent a year eating lunch with primary school students in a disadvantaged part of South Auckland. Here's what she learned.

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Mar 25, 2020

Children are experiencing the pandemic too

The world has suddenly shifted into disruption and uncertainty, and children’s lives are shifting with it. What does Covid-19 mean for them?

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