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Larger percentages of people in Australia are living longer lives, significantly changing the demography of a country that was once perceived as a young country. Our national anthem says we are "young and free" but since the mid 1980's, Associate Professor Maree Bernoth has been working with older people. In her profession as a registered nurse, she became aware of the precarious nature of residential care for both the older person and the staff.

The vulnerability of older people and those struggling to care for them, were the impetus for Maree's work as an educator and a researcher. Teaching ageing in innovative and engaging ways that resonate with students, is an opportunity to confront ageist attitudes and demonstrate the professional satisfaction of working with older people.

Her research began by trying to keep the cohorts mentioned above "safe" but in giving voice to conditions of residential aged care, she became exposed and vulnerable. Subsequently, A/Prof Bernoth moved from the clinical to the academy where she has a strong voice and can be an advocate for teaching and policy related to older people and residential aged care.

A/Prof Bernoth has further broadened her research interests to older people living in rural and remote communities, the meaning of community to older people and a participatory model of working with older people.

Research Interests

  • Ageing
  • Rural ageing
  • Working with older people
  • Co-creation (with older people) of learning and knowing about ageing

Professional Information


  • The Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network Aged Care Consortium
  • The Australasian Association of Gerontology (AAG)
  • New South Wales Committee of the AAG
  • Life member of the Hunter Wound Interest Group
  • Member of the NSWNA Aged Care Reference Group

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Education (Adult Education & Training) Class 1 Honours, University of New England

Award Date: 31 Dec 2000

Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing), Charles Sturt University

Award Date: 31 Dec 1993

PhD, Monash University

… → 2009

External positions

Chair of the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network Aged Care Consortium

Executive Committee of the NSW Division of the Australasian Association of Gerontology

Scientific Committee of the 2019 AAG National Conference

NSW Nurses Association Aged Care Advisory Bo

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Research Output

The experiences of nurses using noninvasive ventilation: An integrative review of the literature

Green, E. & Bernoth, M., 01 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Australian Critical Care.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Application for leave to appear at a hearing of the Royal Commission

    Bernoth, M., 12 Feb 2019, 44 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Celebrating one of Coolamon's own

    Bernoth, M., 01 Apr 2019, Coolamon Community Chronicle, 3, 8, p. 12-13 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


    Aged care project, Wagga

    Maree Bernoth (Participant)
    27 Jan 202010 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop/course/forumCommunity

    Book proposal - The professional doctorate: a supervisors handbook

    Maree Bernoth (Participant)
    25 Mar 2020

    Activity: Academic EngagementExpert/advisor

    Institute for Land, Water and Society (Organisational unit)

    Maree Bernoth (Chair)
    01 Feb 202001 Feb 2022

    Activity: Membership Committees and working groupsCommunity

    Wollundry Ladies Probus Club Meeting

    Maree Bernoth (Speaker)
    01 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationCommunity

    The changes an individual experiences as they age.

    Maree Bernoth (Speaker)
    15 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationCommunity

    Press / Media

    Dementia poses ongoing challenge: Services, carers in need

    Maree Bernoth & Jenny Roberts


    17 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Is it time to look for new mentors or sponsors?

    Maree Bernoth & Megan Smith


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    How leading women have worked with mentors and sponsors to get there

    Maree Bernoth


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Two Australians share their stories of trauma in the aged care sector

    Maree Bernoth


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media