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Professor Fiona Bogossian

PhD Qld, MPH Griff, BAppSc(N) Qld.UT, DipAppSc(NEd) Qld.UT, RN, RM, FACM, SFHEA, Churchill Fellow


  • Professor, Practice Education in Health
  • Academic Lead USC Clinical School
0421 773 919
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Fiona Bogassian


Fiona Bogossian is Professor of Practice Education in Health and Academic Lead at the USC Clinical School – Sunshine Coast Health Institute.

Fiona is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with clinical, policy, education and research experience in midwifery and neonatal nursing. She has qualifications in education, public health and epidemiology, and a strong track record in academic mentorship. Fiona is a Churchill Fellow, a Fellow of the Australian College of Midwives and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Prior to her appointment at USC, Fiona was a foundation academic in the UQ School of Nursing & Midwifery (2005-2018) where she pioneered Queensland’s first Bachelor of Midwifery program and designed and implemented UQ's first practice based electronic portfolio.

Fiona’s expertise spans clinical, health services and education research in particular longitudinal cohort studies, randomised trials, qualitative approaches and mixed methods. She has $3m in grants since 2009, and over 100 peer reviewed publications.

Fiona’s disciplinary leadership is demonstrated at national and international levels through a long history of ministerial appointments, membership of research foundation grants committees, accreditation panels, as Sub-Editor for Women & Birth, on U21 Health Sciences Group Executive (2013-2016) and the ARC – ERA Impact and Engagement Pilot (2107).

Research Grants

Project name Investigator/s Funding body Year(s) of operation
Learning together to work together: Developing best practice and credentialing frameworks for interprofessional education for health disciplines at USC

Bogossian, F., Barr, N., Carter, R., Craven, D., George, K., Hamilton, A., Henderson, A., Katsikitis, M., Masters, N., Nash, G., Pelly, F., Taylor, J.

USC Commissioned Learning & Teaching Program Grant A$30,000


Promoting and facilitating spontaneous vaginal birth in nulliparous women at full term:  systematic review, predictive cohort study and development of an evidence-based bundle of care.

Kearney, L., Bogossian, F., George, K., Reed, R., Reeves, J., Triggs, T.

Wishlist-SERTF Collaborative Research Grant A$49,881


Respectful maternity care: a cross-sectional survey of Queensland Women

Rachel Reed, Fiona Bogossian, Lauren Kearney, Mary Kynn, Rebecca Jenkinson, Rachel Nugent, Jocelyn Toohill, Saraswathi Vedam




Scaffolding for meaningful, authentic, quality learning experiences for students on international placement in low resource countries

Alison Bourke, Fiona Bogossian

Karen New, Marion Tower

UQ NMSW T&L Grant $4,000 2017
Narrative Centred Inquiry: Provision of an Innovative Learning and Teaching Resource

Linda Ng, Fiona Bogossian, Anthony Tuckett

UQ NMSW T&L Grant $3,633 2017

Vascular Assessment Suite

Jeff Coombes, Wendy Brown, Ulrik Wisloff, Stephan Riek, Michael Leveritt, Shelley Keating, David Briskley, Tracy Kolbe-Alexander, Vincent Kelly, David Copeland, Katie McMahon, Catherine Turner, Fiona Bogossian, Mia Schaumber, Ingrid Hickman, Peter Davies, Gary Leong, Peter Cain

UQ Major Equipment and Infrastructure and NHMRC Equipment Grant $271,944 2017

Resource Guide for Best Practice in Clinical Simulation

Craig Lambert, Fiona Bogossian

U21 Health Sciences Group $2,800 (USD) 2016

Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in nurses who work night shifts

Tracey Kolbe-Alexander, Wendy Brown, Catherine Turner, Fiona Bogossian

HABS Research Collaboration Grant $33,952 2016

The Australian and New Zealand Nursing and Midwifery Simulation Study – Phase 1

Fiona Bogossian, Simon Cooper, Lisa McKenna, Tracy Levett-Jones

Queensland Regional Training Network $25,000 2015

Improving the care of mothers and infants in general practice: a pilot intervention with practice nurses

Wendy Brodribb, Fiona Bogossian

HABS & M+BS Collaboration Seeding Grant $30,000 2015

Tobacco use by Aboriginal people – a focus group study examining views on contemporary and historical use

Kathryn Steadman, Pauline Ford, Fiona Bogossian

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Research Collaboration $11,470 2015

Sensory exposure to light and sound in the newborn care unit

Kobi Best, Fiona Bogossian, Karen New

Private Practice Trust Fund – Gold Coast Hospital $8,500 2015

Sensory exposure to light and sound in the newborn care unit

Kobi Best, Fiona Bogossian, Karen New

Queensland Health Nursing and Midwifery Research Fellowship $9,687 2015

Research areas

  • perinatal health
  • health workforce and development
  • education, simulation and patient safety

Teaching areas

  • research and research methods
  • professional education
  • population health and epidemiology

Research Publications

Paliwoda, M., New, K., Bogossian, F. & Davies, M. (2018) Physiological vital sign ranges in newborns from 34 weeks gestation: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 77, 81-90. [IF 3.775]

Vincent-Lambert, C. & Bogossian, F. (Eds.). (2017) A guide for the assessment of clinical competence using simulation. Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group.

Bogossian, F. (2017). Instructor Resource Guide for Greenhalgh, T. Bidewell, J., Crisp, E. & Warland, J. (Eds). Understanding research methods for evidence based practice in health (1st ed): Wiley.

Bennett, S., Abell, B., Bennett, J., Bogossian, F., Ee, C., Jennings, P., Nissen, L., Nund, R. and Williams, C. (2017) Understanding evidence from qualitative research: examples of assessment of quality (critical appraisal) from different health professions. In Hoffman, T., Bennett, S. & Del Mar, C. (Eds). Evidence based practice across the health professions (3rd ed): Elsevier.

Power, S., Bogossian,F., Sussex, R. & Strong, J. (2017) Examining the nexus of labour pain and culture using an applied social science framework. Examinando el nexo del dolor de parto y la cultura usando un marco de ciencia social aplicada. Horiz Enfrem, 28, 2, 53-78.

Dr Fiona Bogossian's specialist areas of knowledge include research and research methods, professional education, population health and epidemiology, perinatal health, health workforce and development and education, simulation and patient safety.

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