Research Profile: Julie Perrin

BA, Dip Ed, GDDE, Grad Dip Theol, M.Ed

Julie Perrin is an experienced practitioner in arts education and chaplaincy.  Specialising as an oral storyteller she practised as an artist-in-residence in schools, teaching students to tell traditional stories to their peers and create communities of listening. Julie has taught across the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors and been a visiting lecturer in education faculties and theological colleges. In 2000 she branched into school chaplaincy and subsequently took up roles in children and families ministry for the Centre for Theology and Ministry and Brunswick Uniting Church. Inspired by professional development with the International School of Storytelling,  Julie designed a short course, The Art of Story with her colleague Christina Rowntree in 2012.  In 2017 this was expanded and developed as a new unit, The Art and Practice of Oral Storytelling, at Pilgrim Theological College.  Julie writes regularly for the Sunday Age faith column and Eureka Street and has a sustained interest in the expression of faith in everyday life.