Registered Nurse and Research Coordinator, The University of Queensland

Amy is a Registered Nurse specialising in paediatrics and child health. She completed her PhD in Health at the Queensland University of Technology in 2011, for which she received the Executive Dean's Commendation for Higher Degree Research. Amy's research examines relationships between parents' beliefs and behaviours and child health outcomes. Her current research projects fall across the areas of paediatric chronic disease management, parenting of children with chronic health conditions, supporting new parents through the transition to parenthood, and the phenomenon of shame in the parenting context. Since 2011 she has held the role of Research Coordinator at the Parenting and Family Support Centre. She is passionate about supporting parents to improve health outcomes for their children. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and two toddlers.


  • 2011–present
    Research Coordinator - Parenting Children with Chronic Illnesses, The University of Queensland
  • 2004–2014
    Registered Nurse, The Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane


  • 2011 
    Queensland University of Technology, PhD (Health)
  • 2007 
    Queensland University of Technology, Grad Cert (Paediatrcs, Child, and Youth Health Nursing)
  • 2003 
    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Nursing with Distinction
  • 2003 
    The University of Queensland, Bachelor of Science (Microbiology and Biomedical Science)


  • 2016
    Effects of Triple P parenting intervention on child health outcomes for childhood asthma and eczema: Randomised controlled trial, Behavior Research and Therapy
  • 2015
    Childhood atopic dermatitis: A cross-sectional study of relationships between child and parent factors, atopic dermatitis management, and disease severity., International Journal of Nursing Studies
  • 2015
    Nursing care of children in general practice settings: roles and responsibilities, Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • 2015
    A systematic review of parenting interventions for parents of children with type 1 diabetes, Child: Care Health and Development
  • 2014
    Management of atopic dermatitis in children: Evaluation of parents’ self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and self-reported task performance using the Child Eczema Management Questionnaire., Neonatal Paediatric & Child Health Nursing
  • 2013
    A pilot study exploring Australian General Practice nurses roles, responsibilities and professional development needs in well and sick child care., Neonatal Paediatric & Child Health Nursing
  • 2011
    Parents’ self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and self-reported task performance when managing atopic dermatitis in children: Instrument reliability and validity., International Journal of Nursing Studies

Professional Memberships

  • Australian College of Child, Youth and Paediatric Nurses
  • Royal College of Nursing, Australia