Marie Hutchinson BAppSc(Nurs), GradCert(HA)(UNSW), MHSc(SCU), PhD(UWS) 

Current areas of research interest and expertise include child and family health nursing
and nursing workforce issues including workplace bullying and retention factors. 

Doctoral research APAI candidate for the study 'Bullying in the workplace: a study
of Australian nurses'. The mixed methods study was one of the first comprehensive
investigations of the nature, extent and consequences of bullying among Australian
nurses. The two validated instruments developed from the study the Workplace Bullying
Instrument (WBI) and the Organisational Predictors and Consequences of Bullying Scale
(OPCBS) are currently being used in a number of studies of work related violence in
Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. 

Journal articles


Blogs as a way to elicit feedback on research and engage stakeholders (with Debra Jackson and Melissa Lauren Waine), Nurse Researcher (2015)

Aim To reflect on the potential of blogs to enhance engagement with research, create a...



Distilling the antecedents and enabling dynamics of leader moral courage: a framework to guide action (with Debra Jackson, John Daly, and Kim Usher), Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2015)

Intelligent, robust and courageous nursing leadership is essential in all areas of nursing, including mental...



Evaluation of a filmed clinical scenario as a teaching resource for an introductory pharmacology unit for undergraduate health students: a pilot study (with Leah East), Nurse Education Today (2015)


Simulation is frequently being used as a learning and teaching resource for...


Book chapters

Leadership, ethics and nursing work environments (with D Jackson), Leadership & nursing; contemporary perspectives (2015)

The challenges of rural and remote nursing (with Leigh East), Contexts of Nursing (2013)


Bullying in the workplace : a study of Australian nurses, PhD thesis University of Western Sydney, Parramatta, NSW (2007)

Over recent decades, there has been growing recognition that workplace bullying is a pervasive and...



Understanding workplace bullying as an organisationally mediated behaviour - findings from a study of Australian nurses (with Margaret H. Vickers, Debra Jackson, and Lesley Wilkes), Royal College of Nursing Australia Annual Conference and the 42nd Patricia Chomley Memorial Oration (2008)

Australian and international studies have identified workplace bullying as a significant issue for the nursing...


Organisational antecedents and consequences of bullying in the nursing workplace: results from an Australian study (with Margaret H. Vickers, Debra Jackson, and Lesley Wilkes), Royal College of Nursing: Annual International Nursing Research Conference (2007)

The chronic disease burden of workplace bullying: a study of Australian nurses (with Margaret H. Vickers, Debra Jackson, and Lesley Wilkes), 16th International Council on Women's Health Issues Congress (2006)

The development of a multidimensional workplace bullying instrument in nursing (with Margaret H. Vickers, Debra Jackson, and Lesley Wilkes), Proceedings of Balancing organizational competitiveness, ethics, social responsibility and employee rights in the global economy: 14th Annual International Conference Association on Employment Practices and Principles (AEPP) (2006)

The worse you behave, the more you seem to be rewarded!: bullying in nursing as organizational corruption (Presentation) (with Margaret M. Vickers, Debra Jackson, and Lesley Wilkes), Proceedings of APROS 11: Asia Pacific Researchers in Organisation Studies: 11th International Colloquium (2006)

This paper reports findings from the first, qualitative stage of a large national study of...