Dr Amy Mitchell

Senior Lecturer in Nursing

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 51843


Amy is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Parenting and Family Support Centre at UQ. She is the recipient of consecutive Children's Hospital Foundation Early Career Fellowships (2018-2021, 2021-2022). Amy is a paediatric nurse and completed her PhD (Health) in 2011, for which she received the Executive Dean's Commendation for Higher Degree Research. Amy's research aims to improve heatlh and developmental outcomes for children and thier families. Areas of focus include the use of evidence-based parenting support to improve outcomes for children with chronic health and developmental conditions (e.g., asthma, eczema, type 1 diabetes, autism spectrum disorder), supporting families to develop healthy habits from early childhood (e.g., oral health, nutrition, screen use), and supporting parents in the transition to parenthood (e.g., perinatal mental health, breastfeeding).

Research Interests

  • Paediatric chronic disease management
  • Parenting of children with chronic health conditions
  • Impact of transition to parenthood and early parenting experiences on infant and child health and wellbeing


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Mitchell, Amy E. (2022). Supporting families to manage child behaviour and sleep patterns, and promote optimal child development. Paediatric nursing in Australia and New Zealand: principles for practice. (pp. 137-162) edited by Jennifer Fraser, Donna Waters, Elizabeth Forster and Nicola Brown. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/9781108980944.009

  • Morawska, Alina and Mitchell, Amy E. (2018). Children's health, physical activity, and nutrition. Handbook of parenting and child development across the lifespan. (pp. 289-311) edited by Matthew R. Sanders and Alina Morawska. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-94598-9_13

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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