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  • Professor, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology
  • Director, Vietnam Nursing Project
  • Director of Research
  • Postgraduate Study Area Coordinator: Chronic Nursing
  • Visiting Research Fellow - Renal Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
  • Visiting Renal Nurse Scholar - Princess Alexandra & Logan Hospitals
  • Honorary Professor - Hanoi Medical University


PhD (University of Western Sydney), Master of Arts (Macquarie University), BAppSc(Nurs) (University of Sydney)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Chair, Scientific Committee, Renal Society of Australasia (RSA)
  • Co-editor, Renal Society of Australasia Journal ERA C
  • Member, Renal Society of Australasia (RSA)
  • Member, European Dialysis & Transplant Nurses Association (EDTNA)
  • Member, Royal College of Nursing Australia (RSA)
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau Interational (STTI)
  • Member, Transplant Nurses Association (TNA)
  • Associate Member, Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member, IHBI - Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation 

Current projects/grants

  • NHMRC Chronic Kidney Disease Centre of Research Excellence
  • NHMRC CRE, End of Life Care


Researcher biography

Dr Ann Bonner is Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Kidney Health Service, Metro North Hospital and Health Service where she leads the Renal Nursing Professorial Unit, and a Visiting Scholar at Princess Alexandra and Logan Hospitals. She is also a Chief Investigator with two NHMRC funded Centres of Research Excellence, one in Chronic Kidney Disease and the other in End of Life Care, and has attracted over $6 million in competitive research funding.

Ann has over 25 years’ experience in clinical renal and transplant nursing, postgraduate teaching of renal nurses and supervision of research higher degree students (13 current; 9 completions). Her research is focussed on renal health care and models of care that better support patients to self-manage their kidney failure. She has published over 130 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has delivered 150 peer reviewed conference presentations and invited papers.

Ann is recognised nationally and internationally as an expert renal nurse, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Australian Kidney Trials Network (AKTN), an Associate Editor for the Renal Society of Australasia Journal, Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Renal Care and was the Chair of the Scientific Committee for the Renal Society of Australasia (2010-2016). In 2014, she was awarded an Honorary Professor appointment at Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam.

Areas of research