A/Prof Amanda Johnson - Nat Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Associate Professor Amanda Johnson is State Head [NSW/ACT] for School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine. She was awarded her PhD in 2011 by the University of Western Sydney. Her research interests are: aged and palliative care, education and inherent requirements. She led the development of the IR tool at UWS leading to its widespread uptake nationally in nursing and then translation to other disciplines. For this activity she was the recipient of the 2011 VC's Excellence in Leadership Award. She has achieved close to $1m in Commonwealth and other grant funding resulting in referred journal publications (30) as an early -mid career researcher. She is an editor of the texts: Chronic illness and Disability (3rd edn.) and Caring for Older People (2nd edn.) with widespread adoption across Australasia. In total she has edited 10 books including an international text on palliative care and a book on Living with Dementia for the community. She has also written 18 book chapters. A/Professor Johnson enjoys the supervision process which have led to 2 of her BN Hons students receiving awards.


Phone :9739 2025 (North Sydney)
Email :Amanda.Johnson@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Aged Care ; Palliative Care ; Education ; Inherent Requirements ; Dementia ;

Methods Expertise

Qualitative ; Mixed Methods ;

Research Projects

Selected Publications


Focus on Feeding! Evaluation of a framework for maximizing mealtime in aged care facilities, in International Journal of Nursing Practice (online version)

Measuring nursing assistants knowledge, skills and attitudes in a palliative care approach , in Nurse Education Today


Editor, in Chronic illness and disability: Principles for nursing practice 2nd edn

Bereavement Care, in Caring for older people in Australia: Principles for nursing practice

Editor, in Caring for the older person: Principles for Nursing Practice 1st edn


Touch, the essence of caring for people with end-stage dementia: A mental health perspective in Namaste Care, in Aging & Mental Health (print version)

Promoting inclusion for student's with disability - Physiotherapy innherent requirements , in BMC Medical Education

Community nurses' perceptions of providing bereavement care, in International Journal of Nursing Practice (print version)

Simulation as a learning strategy: Supporting undergraduate nursing students with disabilities , in Journal of Clinical Nursing


Caring for families in the palliative care setting, in Palliative Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice