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Professor Glenn Gardner

Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing


Professor Glenn Gardner
Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing
IHBI Member
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Nursing - HHWB
Discipline *
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PhD (University of Queensland), MEdStudies (Monash University), BAppSci(Advanced Practice Nursing) (La Trobe University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Fellow - Royal College of Nursing Australia
  • Member - Australian College of Nurse Practitioners

Advanced practice nursing, health service innovation, health services research, Acute care nursing

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008



Glenn is Professor of Clinical Nursing at Queensland University of Technology, Director of the Centre for Clinical Nursing at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and holds the Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Glenn leads a program of research into health service innovation and advanced nursing roles. Her 2004 research into the role of nurse practitioners resulted in development of competency, education and authorisation standards for nurse practitioners. These standards were adopted nationally by nurse regulatory authorities and are used by universities to guide competency based nurse practitioner masters curricula. Glenn was lead researcher on the ARC funded, Australia wide nurse practitioner study. The study was conducted in collaboration with policy makers and the findings translated to a framework for implementation, audit and evaluation of nurse practitioner service. Glenn’s research in this field is internationally significant and her work is disseminated through leading international journals. 

Glenn also has a strong track record in acute care nursing practice and research. She provides academic nursing leadership in Australia’s first and only Nursing Professorial Unit, located in an acute surgical ward at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Glenn works with the clinical leadership in the Professorial Unit to promote a nursing research and evidence based practice culture and to lead a surgical nursing research program.  

Project highlights

  • 2010 – 2011: A study of nurse practitioner service in chronic kidney disease clinics in Queensland.
  • 2009 – 2011: An exploratory study trialling point-of-care information and communication technology to enhance acute care nursing services  
This information has been contributed by Professor Glenn Gardner.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.