Dr Fiona Bogossian

Honorary Associate Professor

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Fiona Bogossian is currently Professor of Practice Education in Health at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

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, a Fellow of the Australian College of Midwives and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As a foundation academic in the UQ School of Nursing & Midwifery (2005-2018), Fiona held leadership roles including Program Director, Director of Research and Director of Research Higher Degrees. Teaching highlights include implementation of the ground-breaking UQ Bachelor of Nursing curriculum, pioneering the first Bachelor of Midwifery program in Queensland and design and implementation of UQ's first practice based electronic portfolio system. Fiona held 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 more recently as a panel member for the ERA Impact and Engagement Pilot (2107), and the discipline representative on the Universitas 21 Health Sciences Group Executive (2013-2016).


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Coursework) of Public Health, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Queensland University of Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Queensland University of Technology


  • Brady, Susannah, Bogossian, Fiona and Gibbons, Kristen (2023). Developing an evidence-based international definition of woman-centred care to inform practice. Australian College of Midwives National Conference – Be the Change, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 12 – 14 September 2023. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2023.07.043

  • Kearney, Lauren, Nugent, Rachael, Maher, Jane, Shipstone, Rebecca, Thompson, John MD, Boulton, Rachel, George, Kendall, Robins, Anna and Bogossian, Fiona (2023). Factors associated with spontaneous vaginal birth in nulliparous women: A descriptive systematic review. Women and Birth, 37 (1), 63-78. doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2023.08.009

  • Baba, Ami, Webbe, James, Butcher, Nancy J., Rodrigues, Craig, Stallwood, Emma, Goren, Katherine, Monsour, Andrea, Chang, Alvin S M, Trivedi, Amit, Manley, Brett J., McCall, Emma, Bogossian, Fiona, Namba, Fumihiko, Schmölzer, Georg M., Harding, Jane, Nguyen, Kim An, Doyle, Lex W., Jardine, Luke, Rysavy, Matthew A., Konstantinidis, Menelaos, Meyer, Michael, Helmi, Muhd Alwi Muhd, Lai, Nai Ming, Hay, Susanne, Onland, Wes, Choo, Yao Mun, Gale, Chris, Soll, Roger F. and Offringa, Martin (2023). Heterogeneity and Gaps in Reporting Primary Outcomes From Neonatal Trials. Pediatrics, 152 (3) e2022060751. doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-060751

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Book Chapter

  • Cooper, Simon J.R. and Bogossian, Fiona (2018). Enhancing the rigor of virtual simulation. Virtual simulation in nursing education. (pp. 175-189) edited by Randy Gordon and Dee McGonigle. New York, United States: Springer . doi: 10.1891/9780826169648.0013

  • Bogossian, Fiona (2017). Instructor resource guides: Chapters 1 - 12. 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. Evidence based practice across the health professions. (pp. 248-291) edited by Tammy Hoffman, Sally Bennett and Chris Del Mar. Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.

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

  • Bogossian, Fiona E. (2005). Fiona's birth. 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) edited by David Vernon. Canberra, Australia: Australian College of Midwives.

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