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 early career researcher and an academic lecturer with the Nursing Team at The University of Adelaide. Mitra completed a PhD in Midwifery at University of South Australia (UniSA) Clinical and Health Sciences in 2020. She also completed a Honours degree in Midwifery at UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences in 2015 and a Bachelor of Midwifery at Tehran University in Iran in 1993. 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.

Her career spans 30 years in midwifery practice, including 8 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 includes 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.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Nursing Honours Program Coordinator & Researcher University of Adelaide
    2021 - ongoing Lecturer, Level A University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2021 Researcher & Lecturer University of South Australia
    2016 - 2020 PhD Candidate 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
    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
    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 Europe PMC1
    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.
    Scopus1
    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 Scopus2 WoS1
    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.
    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.

2022 Semester 1

  • Nursing Honours Program Coordinator
  • Contribution to teaching the following courses:
  • Applied Nursing Practice I
  • Master of Clinical Nursing III
  • Professional Practice

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
    2022 - ongoing 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 Honours Full Time Veda Naidu Mitra
    2022 - ongoing 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 Honours Part Time Ayleen Paz Castro
  • 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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