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Dr Sonya Osborne

Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing


Dr Sonya Osborne
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School - Nursing
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Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Nursing - CDA
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Masters of Nursing (Research) (University of Canberra), Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (University of Canberra), Graduate certificate in Perioperative Nursing (University of Western Sydney)

Professional memberships
and associations


  • member – Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
  • member – Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN)
  • member – Cochrane Effectiveness of Professional Organisation of Care Review Group (EPOC)
  • member – Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
  • member – Improvement Science Research Network (ISRN)
  • member – Perioperative Nurses Association of Queensland (PNAQ)
  • member – Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA)
  • member – Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)

Professional Service

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


Dr Sonya Osborne a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Queensland University of Technology with a joint appointment at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, where she acts as mentor, advisor and co-researcher in clinical nursing research projects.  Dr Osborne has over 20 years post registration nursing experience in clinical practice, clinical education, research and academia.  Her current teaching areas include nursing research and she is Nurse Practitioner Study Area Coordinator.


Research interests

  • perioperative nursing and patient safety
  • management of chronic and co-morbid illness in acute care
  • evidence-based practice and implementation science
  • practice development and improvement science
  • the deteriorating patient in acute care

Methodological focus

  • quantitative and qualitative methodology
  • experimental and quasi-experimental studies
  • survey methods
  • systematic review methodology
  • case series/case study designs
  • improvement science methods
This information has been contributed by Dr Sonya Osborne.


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