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Professor Jed Duff
Professor of Nursing
Faculty of Health,
School of Nursing
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Nursing - CDA
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Doctor of Philosophy (Australian Catholic Uni)

Professional memberships
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Fellow, Australian College of Perioperative Nurses

Member, Australian College of Nursing

Member, Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses

Research and Innovation Scholar, Hunter New England Local Health District

Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Iowa

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle


Implementation Science, Evidence-Based Practice, Perioperative Care, Surgery, Healthcare Improvement, Acute Care, Nursing

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


Prof Jed Duff is Chair of Nursing at Royal Brisbane and Woman’s Hospital where he develops, tests, and implements strategies to improve the uptake of evidence into practice; designs and runs multidisciplinary practice-based research; and mentors staff in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and research. Jed describes himself as a ‘pracademic’ – someone who helps solve real-world problems by combining the views of practitioners and academics.

The focus of Jed’s research is improving patient outcomes through multidisciplinary practice-based research with a particular emphasis on implementation science. He is skilled at both implementing evidence using pragmatic models and studying the implementation using mixed-method approaches. From 2014-2016, Jed was an NHMRC Translating Research into Practice Fellow, and in 2019 he received a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to conduct implementation research in the USA. Jed is currently a facilitator for the Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH).

Jed is actively engaged in the national and international perioperative nursing community. He is Editor of the Journal of Perioperative Nursing; a Fellow and past President of the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses; a former Board Member of the International Federation of Perioperative Nurses; and former Honorary Secretary of the Asian Perioperative Nurses Association. In recognition of his commitment to global perioperative nursing, Jed was chosen to join the International Council of Nursing’s Global Nursing Leadership Institute.

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Prof Jed Duff is a staunch advocate for evidence-based practice, particularly in his clinical area of perioperative nursing. He achieves this by conducting clinically relevant systematic reviews; undertaking rigorous primary research; facilitating evidence implementation; and training clinicians in research and evidence-based practice methods. Jed is frequently asked to share his insights at keynote presentations and in the media.

Keynote Presentations

2021 – Making sense of implementation science. Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Clinical Trials Network

2020 – Evidence-based practice. Swedish Centre of Interprofessional Collaboration Annual Conference

2019 – Will robots make good nurses? 13 International Problem Based Learning Symposium, South Korea

2018 – Preparing the perioperative nurse of the future. Japanese Nurses Association Conference

2018 – Micro quality improvement in the OR. Chinese Operating Room Nurses Conference

2017 – Preventing inadvertent hypothermia. Korean Association of Operating Room Nurses Conference.

2017 – Operating room technology management. Chinese Operating Room Nurses Conference.


2018 – The future of surgery. ABC Radio, Focus Sydney with Cassie McCullagh

2018 – Getting research evidence into practice. ABC Radio, Newcastle Drive with Paul Bevan

2017 – The inner world of operating room nursing. Sydney Morning Herald

2016 – Perioperative nursing in Australia. ABC Radio, Mornings with Red Symonds

2016 – Men in nursing. 2UE Radio, Breakfast with John and Gary

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