Associate Professor Fiona Bogossian

Associate Professor

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


Director of Research

Fiona has clinical experience in midwifery and neonatal nursing and, since 1991 has been involved with the tertiary education of nurse and midwives. She joined the University of Queensland in 2005 as Bachelor of Nursing (BN) Program Director and pioneered the establishment of the first contemporary Bachelor of Midwifery (BMid) program in Queensland. In 2007 she commenced as Postgraduate Research Coordinator. In her current role as the Director of Research she has strategic responsibility for the School research direction, training and performance. She is also the Honours Courses Coordinator, and coordinates the evidence based practice stream across the programs in the school.

Fiona was invited to be on the Expert Advisory Panel for the Review of Maternity Services in Queensland and following the release of Rebirthing (Hirst 2005) was subsequently appointed as a Midwifery Academic for the Ministerial Maternity Services Review Steering Committee. From 2007 - 2010 she was the Chair of the Midwifery Peer Review Panel and as a member of the Education Committee of the Queensland Nursing Council. She received a Churchill Fellowship in 2006 for Improving the Health of All Australians and was a visiting scholar to the California Quality Maternity Care Collaborative Stanford University USA in 2009. In 2011 she lead a national team in a Health Workforce Australia project to explore simulated learning environments in midwifery education. Fiona represents the discipline of nursing on the U21 Health Sciences Group Executive Committee.

Fiona completed her PhD in epidemiology specifically interventions to reduce maternal morbidity after childbirth. Her current research spans three areas namely: the nursing and midwifery workforce, improving maternity, perinatal and paediatric clinical care and, scholarship & innovation in teaching and learning. She is the Principal Midwifery Investigator in the Nurses and Midwives eCohort study, the Graduate eCohort study, and a Chief Investigator on industry and ALTC/OLT grants.


  • 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

  • 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

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision