PROF Fiona Newall

PROF Fiona Newall


  • Health Service Delivery (tertiary paediatrics)
  • Nursing
  • Paediatric thrombosis and anticoagulation



  • Professor Fiona Newall is a clinical and research professional, and a leader in the promotion of research and evidence-based practice in nursing. As Director, Nursing Research at the Royal Children’s Hospital, she supports the nursing workforce to engage in evidence-based practice, promotes involvement in research activities to improve patient care and actively contributes to the organisation-wide approach to supporting and promoting inter-disciplinary clinical research. Professor Newall holds honorary appointments with The University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and also works as an Anticoagulation Nurse Consultant at RCH. Her ongoing clinical appointment provides a strong foundation upon which Professor Newall can promote the positive integration of clinical practice and research on the RCH campus.   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2009
  • MN, University of Melbourne 2005
  • B.Sc(Nsg), Curtin University of Technology 1992
  • DipAppSci(Nsg), Curtin University of Technology 1991

Awards and honors

  • Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Career Grant Award, 2009
  • Beaney Award for Dept of Pathology, 2007
  • Australian Post-Graduate Award, 2006



Available for supervision

  • N

Supervision Statement

  • Supervision Expertise encompasses:
    - basic science relating to paediatric thrombosis, haemostasis and anticoagulant therapy
    - Qualtiy of Life assessment
    - Health service delivery research
    - building capacity for Evidence based practice
    - paediatric healthcare
    - evaluation of nursing interventions