Julie McGaughran is a clinical geneticist and Director of Genetic Health Queensland. She trained in clinical genetics in the UK and has also worked in New Zealand. She is a former president of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia and currently on the Board of the European Society of Human Genetics. She was a member of the Adult Medicine Division Council of the RACP for 5 years and a Board member of RACP. She is a member of the DOHA Genetics Working Party
She has published in many areas of genetics and is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Medical Genetics and Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics. She established the Queensland cardiac genetics clinic with Dr John Atherton in 2007.