Health Literacy and Adherence in people with kidney disease. What is the Connection?
Prof Ann Bonner is Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery at Griffith. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Kidney Health Service, Metro-North Hospital, and Health Service where she leads the Renal Nursing Professorial Unit, and a Visiting Scholar at Princess Alexandra and Logan Hospitals. She is a Chief Investigator in the NHMRC Chronic Kidney Disease Centre of Research Excellence and has attracted over $6.5 million in competitive research funding. Ann has over 30 years’ experience in nephrology and her research interests are in symptom management, self-management, health literacy, and advanced practice nursing roles. She has over 150 publications and has delivered over 200 peer-reviewed conference presentations and invited papers. Ann is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert renal nurse and is a member of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Chronic Kidney Disease Advisory Group and also the Advisory Board for the Australian Kidney Trials Network (AKTN). She is a life-member of the Renal Society of Australasia.