Mitra Javanmard

Dr Mitra Javanmard

Associate Lecturer

Adelaide Nursing School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Mitra Javanmard is an academic lecturer and a researcher with the Nursing Team at The University of Adelaide. Adopting a learner-centred approach, Mitra is skilled in designing, developing and delivering high quality, innovative and challenging learning experiences using current theory and practice. Her extensive academic research experience has provided her with the knowledge and skills to engage with professional networks and to prepare and support students fit for practice. Mitra completed a PhD in Midwifery at University of South Australia (UniSA) Clinical and Health Sciences in 2020, an Honours degree in Midwifery at UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences in 2015 and a Bachelor of Midwifery at Tehran University in Iran in 1993. Mitra has experience of undertaking quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies with publications outputs. Her PhD study focused on developing an understanding of the factors contributing to the transitioning experiences of internationally qualified midwives practising midwifery in Australia. Mitra believes that the insights and knowledge acquired from this research can be applied to enhancing student learning about how to work with colleagues and patients from different backgrounds. Her research in this area may prove invaluable to facilitating higher midwifery and nursing retention rates. As an engaging leader, Mitra models team player behaviour and fosters a harmonious environment by considering and encouraging the contributions of others.

Her career spans 31 years in midwifery practice, including nine (9) years in lecturing and research. During her career as a midwife in Australia and Iran, she has managed to undertake clinical, educational, research and supervisory activities. Across her clinical, academic and research career, Mitra has built lasting local, national and international relationships with midwifery and nursing leaders and stakeholders. In addition to this, Mitra has developed strong research collaborations both nationally and internationally. Her current role is Nursing Honours Program coordinator and also the provision of education in the Bachelor/Postgraduate of Nursing. Mitra is recognised for demonstrating passion and commitment to the value of education and life-long learning and contributing to the teaching and research efforts of institutions to align with primary health care principles. As an engaging and innovative lecturer, Mitra consistently demonstrates success in supporting students with diverse needs throughout their academic journey and personal development. Mitra also has extensive experience in supervising Honours and postgraduate students undertaking project-based research. Particularly, Mitra’s midwifery teaching philosophy has been affected by approach to ‘woman-centred care’. She strongly believes that midwives should focus on the woman’s unique needs, expectations, and aspirations; recognise woman’s right to self-determination in terms of choice, control and continuity of care. She does believe that midwives should address women’s social, emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual and cultural needs and expectations.

  • Research Project Lead: "Exploring Nursing Honours students’ experiences and perspectives at The University of Adelaide and Flinders University in South Australia" (ETHICS APPROVAL No: H-2023-077)
  • Co-Investigator: "Parent Accounts of the dental experiences of Australian children with Epidermolysis Bullosa" (ETHICS APPROVAL No: H-2023-128)
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Nursing Honours Program Coordinator & Researcher University of Adelaide
    2021 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2021 Researcher & Lecturer University of South Australia
    2016 - 2020 PhD University of South Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Persian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 - 2020 UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    2014 - 2015 UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences (Hons)
    1988 - 1933 Tehran University of Medical Sciences Iran Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2021 Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Innovative Learning and Teaching Curtin University Australia
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2023 gLOCAL Solution Room: Getting Research into Practice University of Adelaide Australia
    2023 Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program Joanna Briggs Institute Australia
    2022 Interpreting Turnitin Similarity Reports The University of Adelaide -
    2021 Epigeum®: Research Integrity University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Simple strategies for supporting HDR students’ mental health University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Respectful Research Training University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Managing relationships with HDR students: Working with different personality and communication styles University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Strategies for Successful Collaborative Learning University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Designing and Delivering Quality WIL Experiences University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Evaluating Learning & Teaching Effectiveness University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Epigeum®: Supervising Doctoral Studies University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Creating Effective Learning Assessments University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Aboriginal Cultural Awareness University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 Project Management E-Grad School Australia
    2017 Leadership and Communication E-Grad School Australia
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Simbar, M., Mokhlesi, S., Tehrani, F. R., Kariman, N., Majd, H. A., & Javanmard, M. (2023). Quality of Life and Associated Factors among Mothers with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus by using a Specific GDMQ‑36 Questionnaire: A Cross‑Sectional Study. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research, 28(2), 188-193.
    DOI
    2021 Javanmard, M., Steen, M., & Vernon, R. (2021). The Influence of self-compassion upon midwives and nurses: a scoping review. Evidence Based Midwifery, 19(3), 16-30.
    Scopus5
    2021 Javanmard, M., Steen, M., & Vernon, R. (2021). Influence of Self-Compassion on the Health of Midwives and Nurses: Protocol for a Scoping Review. JMIR Research Protocols, 10(3), e21917.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS2 Europe PMC3
    2020 Javanmard, M., Steen, M., Vernon, R., & Cooper, M. (2020). Transition experiences of internationally qualified midwives practising midwifery in Australia. Women and Birth, 33(3), 1-11.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC4
    2019 Javanmard, M., Steen, M., Vernon, R., & Cooper, M. (2019). Transitional Experiences of Internationally Qualified Midwives Practicing in Australia: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Research Protocols, 8(6), e13406.
    DOI
    2018 Javanmard, M., Steen, M., Vernon, R., & Cooper, M. (2018). Transitional experiences of internationally qualified midwives practising in Australia - an e-survey. Evidence Based Midwifery, 16(4), 120-127.
    Scopus2
    2017 Javanmard, M., Steen, M., Vernon, R., & Newnham, E. (2017). Experiences of internationally qualified midwives and nurses in Australia and other developed nations: a structured literature review. Evidence Based Midwifery, 15(3), 95-100.
    Scopus11
  • As a project lead, a grant application for Evaluating the effectiveness of self-compassion education on nurses’ burnout practising in aged care workforce: a pre- and post-design study- submitted to FHMS Internal Funding Schemes - December 2023.
  • As a project lead, a grant application for “Exploring Nursing Honours students’ experiences and perspectives at The University of Adelaide and Flinders University in South Australia” - submitted to “Building Leaders” - FHMS Internal Funding Schemes - April 2023.
  • As a project lead, a grant application for “Enhancing infertile women’s mental health and well-being” submitted to “Building Leaders” - FHMS Internal Funding Schemes - April 2023.
  • As a contributor and advisor, a grant application for “The dental experiences of Australian children with Epidermolysis Bullosa” submitted to “Building Leaders” - FHMS Internal Funding Schemes - April 2023.

2024 Semester 1

  • Honours Nursing Research Project Coordinator (18 units)
  • Honours Nursing Systematic Reviews of Research Course Coordinator and Lecturer (3 units)
  • Knowledge Translation Course Coordinator and Lecturer (3 units)

2023 Semester 2

  • Nursing Honours Program Director
  • Honours Nursing Research Project Coordinator (18 units)
  • Honours Nursing Systematic Reviews of Research Course Coordinator and Lecturer (3 units)
  • Honours Nursing Research Literacy Course Coordinator and Lecturer (3 units)
  • Knowledge Translation Course Coordinator and Lecturer (3 units)

2023 Semester 1

  • Nursing Honours Program Director
  • Honours Nursing Research Project Coordinator (18 units)
  • Honours Nursing Systematic Reviews of Research Course Coordinator and Lecturer (3 units)
  • Honours Nursing Research Literacy Course Coordinator and Lecturer (3 units)
  • Knowledge Translation Course Coordinator and Lecturer (3 units)
  • Contribution to teaching the following courses:
  • Designed, developed and lectured maternity subjects - Clinical Nursing Practice III - Nursing 7206 - MCN2
  • Designed, developed and lectured maternity subjects - Applied Nursing Practice I - Nursing 7210 - MCN2
  • Nursing in Complex Settings: Maternity & Paediatrics (3006)

2022 Semester 2

  • Nursing Honours Program Director
  • Honours Nursing Research Project Coordinator (18 units)
  • Honours Nursing Systematic Reviews of Research Course Coordinator and Lecturer (3 units)
  • Honours Nursing Research Literacy Course Coordinator and Lecturer (3 units)
  • Contribution to teaching the following courses:
  • Applied Nursing Practice I
  • Master of Clinical Nursing III
  • Professional Practice

2022 Semester 1

  • Nursing Honours Program Director
  • Honours Nursing Research Project Coordinator (18 units)
  • Honours Nursing Systematic Reviews of Research Course Coordinator and Lecturer (3 units)
  • Honours Nursing Research Literacy Course Coordinator and Lecturer (3 units)

2021 Semester 2 - Contribution to teaching the following courses:

  • Applied Nursing Practice II
  • Clinical Nursing Practice II
  • Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing II
  • Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing IV
  • Professional Practice

2021 Semester 1 - Contribution to teaching the following courses:

  • Clinical Nursing Practice I
  • Clinical Nursing Practice III
  • Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing I
  • Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing IV
  • Nursing on Complex Settings
  • Communication and Professional
  • Research Methods for Health
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Evaluating the Quality of Pre- and Intra-Hospital Care Provided to Severely Injured Paediatric Patients in South Australia: can we identify areas for improvement? University of Adelaide Nursing Honours Program Honours Part Time Taylor Bannon
    2023 - ongoing Principal Supervisor To explore experiences of Aboriginal people with kidney disease of social and emotional well-being and mental health support in Australia. The University of Adelaide - Honours Full Time Harmandeep Kaur
    2022 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Co-designing recommendations for a study protocol to explore the pregnancy experiences of Aboriginal women with chronic kidney disease The University of Adelaide FHMS 3rd year undergraduate Research Placement Course Other Full Time Louise Channing
    2022 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Exploring the experiences of First Nations people with chronic kidney disease during the COVID-19 pandemic across South Australia: a qualitative study The University of Adelaide Nursing Honours Program Honours Part Time Veda Naidu Mitra
    2022 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Exploring the experience of South Australian First Nation Patients following the confirmation of their kidney transplantation until their discharge: a qualitative study The University of Adelaide Nursing Honours Program Honours Part Time Ayleen Paz Castro
    2022 - 2023 Co-Supervisor What is the experiences of Aboriginal patients following their discharge post-renal transplantation in South Australia? The University of Adelaide Nursing Honours Program Honours Part Time Milicent Baker
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Exploring parents' experiences of accessing healthcare for their children with Autism in South Australia: a qualitative study The University of Adelaide Masters of Nursing Science Master Part Time Smitha Raj Sarala Rajan
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2022 - ongoing Member Discovery Learning Community of Practice The University of Adelaide Australia
    2022 - ongoing Member Diversity and Inclusion in Teaching Community of Practice The University of Adelaide Australia
    2022 - ongoing Member HDR Supervision Community of Practice The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - ongoing Member South Australian Practice Development Network Inc. Australia
    2016 - ongoing Member Mothers, Babies and Families: Health Research Group Australia
    2014 - ongoing Member Australian College of Midwives Australia
    2009 - ongoing Member Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Australia
    2009 - ongoing Member Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Australia
  • Position: Associate Lecturer
  • Phone: 83131008
  • Email: mitra.javanmard@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Nursing

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