PhD, MEd(Adult Ed & Training. Hons,Class1), BHlthSc(Nurs) RGerN, RPN
Associate Professor Maree Bernoth is an academic in the School of Nursing Midwifery and Indigenous Health at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia. She teaches ageing and research and has successfully supervised Higher Degree Research students from Honours to PhD. The research methodologies of the students are varied and cover a range of topics including nutrition, evidence based practice, cultural competence, migrant experiences and mental health.
She has been involved with the residential aged care sector as an academic and a Registered Nurse for 32. Her PhD explored what it means to be safe working in residential aged care. Maree was awarded an Office of Learning and Teaching Award in 2013 for her innovative approaches to teaching ageing. She has undertaken extensive research and practice development projects in the residential aged care sector, and is building collaboration with international aged care researchers in Canada and New Zealand. She has led a number of research teams exploring rural ageing, mentoring nurses, partnerships and elder abuse. Currently, she is leading a team exploring the inclusion of older people in teaching ageing and in developing gaming as an approach to engage students learning about ageing. She is an author of numerous peer reviewed publications including a book, chapters texts related to ageing and research and has presented national and international conference papers in China, Sweden and New Zealand. Maree reviews for national and international nursing and education journals and has an extensive media profile.
Associate Professor Maree Bernoth is a member of the Australian Association of Gerontology and on the New South Wales AAG committee. She is a member of the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network Aged Care Consortium and a member of the Institute for Land Water and Society at Charles Sturt University.
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