A/PROF Sharon Kinney

A/PROF Sharon Kinney


  • Evidence-based practice
  • Nursing (Health Services Delivery)
  • Quality and Safety (Paediatrics)



  • Sharon has dual appointments, as a senior lecturer/research fellow at The University of Melbourne and as a nurse consultant in the Nursing Research Department at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She coordinates the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice program and oversees the Graduate Certificate programs in paediatrics, paediatric intensive care and neonatal intensive care. She worked for many years in paediatric critical care and has held clinical and educational appointments within the area. Her program of research focuses on improving the safety and quality of care of hospitalised children with a particular focus on improving the detection and response to paediatric clinical deterioration. She is the nursing lead on the Victorian Children’s Tool for Observation and Response (ViCTOR) projects in Victoria. Sharon is passionate about supporting clinical nurses to engage with evidence-based practice and to conduct clinically relevant research where the findings can be readily translated into practice.   


Member of

  • Member of the Australian College of Nursing. Member 2012 -
  • Australian College of Critical Care Nurses. Member 1999 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2008
  • MN, Deakin University 1998
  • BN, La Trobe University 1991
  • RN, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology 1979

Awards and honors

  • Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship, The Royal Children’s Hospital, 2011
  • Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Training Research Scholarship, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, 2006
  • School of Nursing, The University of Melbourne Scholarship , The University of Melbourne, 2004


Available for supervision

  • Y