Associate Professor Fiona Bogossian

Associate Professor

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 69013


Associate Professor Fiona Bogossian is a Teaching & Research Academic in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work.

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

As a foundation academic in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Fiona has held leadership roles including Program Director, Director of Research and Director of Research Higher Degrees. Highlights include implementation of the ground-breaking UQ Bachelor of Nursing curriculum, pioneering the first Bachelor of Midwifery program in Queensland and strategic responsibility for the School research direction, training and performance contributing to Above World Class Ranking of 5 for the field of research ‘nursing’ in 2012 and 2015.

Fiona’s research addresses better perinatal health outcomes and workforce education & development. She has expertise in clinical, health services and education research in particular epidemiology, longitudinal cohort studies, randomised trials, qualitative approaches and mixed methods. She has been Chief and Associate Investigator on $2.9 million of Cat 1 and Cat 4 grants since 2009, and has over 90 peer reviewed publications.

Fiona’s disciplinary research and education leadership is demonstrated at local, state, national and international levels through a long history of ministerial appointments, membership of research foundation grants committees, chairing program accreditation panels, as Sub-Editor for Women & Birth, and recently as the discipline representative on the Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group Executive (2013-2016).


  • Registered Nurse, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Registered Midwife, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Public Health, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Queensland University of Technology
  • Diploma of Applied Science, Queensland University of Technology


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Book Chapter

  • Bogossian, Fiona (2017). Instructor resource guides: Chapters 1 - 12. In Understanding research methods for evidence-based practice in health (pp. 1-240) Milton, QLD, Australia: Wiley.

  • Bennett, Sally, Abell, Bridget, Bennett, John, Bogossian, Fiona, Ee, Carolyn, Jennings, Paul, Nissen, Lisa, Nund, Rebecca and Williams, Cylie (2017). Understanding evidence from qualitative research: examples of assessment of quality (critical appraisal) from different health professions. In Tammy Hoffman, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar (Ed.), Evidence based practice across the health professions 3rd ed. (pp. 248-291) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

  • McAllister, Lindy, Bogossian, Fiona and Hay, Iain (2012). Learning to write essays and assignments. In Joy Higgs, Rola Ajjawi, Lindy McAllister, Franziska Trede and Stephen Loftus (Ed.), Communicating in the health sciences 3rd ed. (pp. 67-77) Sydney, Australia: Oxford University Press.

  • Bogossian, Fiona E. (2005). Fiona's birth. In David Vernon (Ed.), Having a great birth in Australia: Twenty stories of triumph, power, love and delight from the women and men who brought new life into the world and how it was done (pp. 84-90) Canberra, Australia: Australian College of Midwives.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision