Researcher biography

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).