Micah Peters

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr Micah DJ Peters is an adjunct Senior Lecturer in the University of Adelaide School of Nursing.

Dr Micah Peters is Director of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) Federal Office's National Policy Research Unit. He is based in the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre (RBRC), UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences.

Micah leads and collaborates on a program of policy research that supports and empowers nurses, midwives, and carers to improve the health and well-being of all Australians safely and effectively. This work focuses on:

· Delivery of safe, meaningful, quality care.

· Personal and professional safety in the workplace.

· Enhancing the awareness and impact of nursing, midwifery, and carers in research, policy, and practice.

Micah’s current research and supervision interests include:

· Aged care workforce

· Transition to practice

· Evidence-based healthcare

· Scoping reviews and systematic reviews

· COVID-19

· Supportive cancer care

· Gender and sexually diverse (LGBTIQ+) care

Micah has led and contributed to research projects funded by:

· Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)

· Stillbirth Foundation Australia

· United Kingdom Department for International Development

· New South Wales Ministry of Health

· Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

· Cancer Institute NSW

· Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care

· HCF Research Foundation

· Cancer Australia

Micah has authored over 200 evidence-based recommended clinical practice resources and policy documents including resources for COVID-19.

On behalf of the ANMF, Micah has led and contributed to submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Senate Select Committee Inquiry into COVID-19, and the Productivity Commission's Mental Health Inquiry.

Selected roles and achievements:

Editor-in-Chief, Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
Associate Editor, International Journal of Nursing Studies
Member, the Australian GRADE Centre
Member, the Centre for Evidence-Based Practice South Australia (CEPSA), Adelaide School of Nursing, University of Adelaide
Invited speaker at national and international conferences and workshops
Published over 64 articles in peer-reviewed journals

Dr Micah Peters currently works across the following research areas:


  • 2015    Australian Department of Health. Health Technology Assessment Panel
  • 2014    UK Department for International Development. What are people’s views and experiences of delivering and participating in microfinance interventions?: a systematic review (£40,000)
  • 2014    Sax Institute/NSW Kids and Families. Safe management of Expressed Breast Milk ($20,000)
  • 2014    Stillbirth Foundation Australia. Provision of effective, meaningful, appropriate care for families who have experienced stillbirth: a comprehensive review of the evidence and best practice guidance ($50,000)
  • 2013    Sax Institute/NSW Ministry of Health. Community grant programs targeting reduction of risk factors for lifestyle-related chronic disease: An evidence review to identify factors related to their effectiveness ($27,000)
  • 2013    HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation. Use of surgical and interventional radiology checklists in Australian hospitals: uptake, barriers and enablers ($311,195)
  • 2012    Cancer Australia / Cancer Council SA. Supporting People with Cancer. Cancer Survivorship: A focus on return to work. A targeted intervention to address unmet survivorship care needs.
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Swallowing Outcomes Following Primary Surgical Resection and Primary Free Flap Reconstruction for Oral and Oropharyngeal Squamos Cell Carcinomas: A Systematic Review of Quantitative Evidence Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Dr Stephen Shih-Teng Kao
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Effectiveness, Cost Effectiveness, Acceptability and Implementation Barriers/Facilitators of Chronic Kidney Disease Management Programs for Indigenous People in Australia, New Zealand and Canada: A Systematic Review of Mixed Evidence Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time APrf Rachel Elizabeth Reilly
    2014 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The Effectiveness of Allied Health Therapy in the Symptomatic Management of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: A Systematic Review Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Erica Tilley
    2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor The Effectiveness and Safety of Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist Mechanical Ventilation Compared to Pressure Support Ventilation in Optimizing Patient Ventilator Synchrony in Critically ill Patients: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Ms Arisara Patthum

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