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


Deriving consensus on the characteristics of advanced practice nursing: meta-summary of more than 2 decades of research (with Leigh East, Helen Stasa, and Debra Jackson), Nursing Research (2014)

Background: Over recent decades, there has been considerable research and debate about essential features...



Troubling fragments and small stories: an analysis of public commentary on nursing through a web blog (with Deborah Jackson), Collegian (2014)

In recent years the media in the United Kingdom has engaged in intense debate on...



Bullying as workgroup manipulation: a model for understanding patterns of victimization and contagion within the workgroup, Journal of Nursing Management (2013)

Aim The aim of the present synthesis was to review the literature on bullying...



Coercion and the corruption of care in mental health nursing: lessons from a case study (with Debra Jackson, Garry Walter, and Michelle Cleary), Issues in Mental Health Nursing (2013)


Editorial: five years of scholarship on violence, bullying and aggression towards nurses in the workplace: what have we learned? (with Debra Jackson, Carol Haigh, and Mark Hayter), Journal of Clinical 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...