Professor Maree Johnson - Faculty of Health Sciences (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

Professor Johnson is a nurse and epidemiologist and previously Director of a hospital-based research centre (Centre for Applied Nursing Research) within the Ingham Institute Applied Medical Research based at Liverpool Sydney and Director of Research Management and Training for UWS for several years.
Professor Johnson has published >400 papers including refereed papers , books, book chapters, commissioned reports, conference presentations. Professor Johnson holds a current NHMRC Project Grant: Improving maternal and infant outcomes: a multicentre randomised controlled trial of midwifery and dental interventions. Professor Johnson has developed and implemented national policy relating to community care of Australian veterans (funded by Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs) over 5 years and has received $5.6 million dollars in research funding from competitive and non-competitive sources. Professor Johnson has received numerous awards for Excellence in Research Training and Quality Patient Care.


Phone : (North Sydney)
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Women and childrens health ; Bilingual health communication ; Patient Safety ; Health literacy ;

Methods Expertise

Longitudinal, clinical trials ; Instrument development ; mixed methods, content analysis ; grounded theory, ethnography ;

Research Projects

Selected Publications


Taylor, J.A. & Johnson, M. The role of anxiety and other factors in predicting post-natal fatigue: from birth to 6 months., in Midwifery, 29 (5), 526-534.


Johnson, M., Schmeid, V., Lupton, S., Austin, M-P., Matthey, S., Meade, T., Kemp, L., Yeo, A.Measuring perinatal mental health., in Archives of Womensa?? Mental Health, 15: 375-386. .

Johnson, M., Jefferies, D., & Nicholls, D. Developing a minimum data set for electronic nursing handover, in Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21, 3-4, 331-343 (February).


Johnson, M., Stewart, H., Langdon, R., Kelly, P. Yong, L. A comparison of partnership caseload midwifery and standard hospital care: outcomes for low risk mothers, in Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22(3), 22-28.


Johnson, M., Noble, C., Matthews, C. & Aguilar, N. Bilingual communicators within the health care setting. , in Qualitative Health Research, 9(3), May, 329-34