Colleen Johnston

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Colleen Johnston


Research areas

  • chronic pain
  • clinical trials – investigational new drugs (IND)
  • hospital avoidance
  • aged care


Colleen Johnston trained as a Registered Nurse at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane and studied Advanced Paediatric Nursing at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth, WA. She has worked clinically throughout Australia in both hospitals and the community, in metropolitan and rural/remote settings. She currently maintains clinical skills via practicing as an immunisation nurse throughout the flu season.

Colleen has been involved in research since 1990 and has extensive experience in coordinating multi-national Clinical Trials for Investigational New Drugs. She is currently completing a PhD investigating the lived experience of complex regional pain syndrome.

Colleen’s current position as Senior Research Officer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine provides support for the CEDRiC project, an evaluation of the impact of a Nurse Practitioner Candidate in Sundale Ltd. Aged Care Facility and the GEDI (Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention) in Nambour Hospital Emergency Department.

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