Nursing and Midwifery Honours projects

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Nursing and Midwifery Honours projects


In the field of nursing and midwifery research includes studies of these disciplines’ history, clinical interventions and their effectiveness, approaches to education and training, and issues that improve client, family and community care.

Our research expertise includes:

  • health service evaluation
  • maternal and child health
  • childbirth education
  • assisted conception and breastfeeding
  • early parenting and adjustments
  • practice development in midwifery and nursing
  • transcultural issues
  • professional nursing issues
  • development of resilience in nurse education and practice
  • nursing history
  • the use of technology and simulation based learning in nursing programs
  • resuscitation and quality of life

Current research projects 

Honours can be undertaken in any area of Nursing Science, and involves designing a research program in your chosen area of interest in consultation with one or more supervisors.

The following degree programs allow you the opportunity to be awarded with a degree and Honours on their completion.

Key research areas

All lecturers in the School of Nursing and Midwifery can supervise Honours students so please discuss your ideas with any of the staff. In particular the following staff have a well-established program of research that means they have projects ready to commence.


Supervisor Areas

Associate Professor Patrea Andersen


Tel: +61 7 5456 5005

  • simulation
  • teaching and learning
  • competency assessment
  • practice development
  • reflective practice

Professor Margaret Barnes

Contact email:

Tel: +61 7 5456 5756

  • health service evaluation
  • maternal and child health
  • practice development in midwifery and nursing
  • motherhood sociology and breastfeeding promotion
  • professional issues for nursing and midwifery

Dr Marc Broadbent


Tel: +61 7 5459 4549

  • emergency mental health triage
  • mental health care in the emergency department
  • emergency nursing
  • organisational culture
  • practice development

Dr Amanda Henderson


Tel: +61 7 5456 5842

  • palliative care
  • consumer perspective
  • quality improvement
  • knowledge translation
Associate Professor Jennifer Rowe


Tel: +61 7 5456 5160

  • early parenting
  • adjustment parenting and family adjustment following birth
  • early childhood health

Professor Marianne Wallis


Tel: +61 7 5456 5032

  • acute nursing prolong vascular access, wound care and symptom management
  • chronic disease management: continence, exercise intervention
  • health service evaluation

Professor Jeanine Young


Tel: +61 7 5456 5898

  • infant care practices
  • breastfeeding public health recommendations
  • transition to parenthood Indigenous health



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