Professor Ann Bonner is the program lead and has research expertise in chronic conditions, chronic kidney disease and grounded theory, with a focus on renal nursing and healthcare, and advanced clinical practice roles.

Our research involves interdisciplinary teams working collaboratively across nursing, pharmacy, medicine, public health, exercise physiology, cells and tissues, epidemiology and dieticians, as well as with consumer representatives. It aims to support the one in five Australians that the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports are affected by multiple chronic diseases, making research in the area essential for supporting a growing need in the population.

Researchers focus on mentorship and team building, and are driven to secure funding, produce original research outcomes and publish high-quality papers. We have a record of successful team building across staff and student groups in research and postgraduate areas.

Research programs

Our research activities address priority issues in health care, including:

  • chronic kidney disease
  • wound management
  • vascular access devices
  • women’s health
  • health service innovation
  • skin integrity.