• 97 Citations
  • 6 h-Index

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Personal profile

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., 03 Mar 2020, In : Australian Critical Care. p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Aged care workforce recruitment: getting the right person for the job

    Bernoth, M. & Zirkler, J., May 2019.

    Research output: Other contribution to conferencePresentation only

    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

    Charles Sturt University: On the shoulders of giants...

    Bernoth, M., 01 Mar 2019, Coolamon Community Chronicle, 3, 7, p. 12 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  • Developing a ‘sense of safety’: The role of information practices in the enactment of safety in aged care

    Bernoth, M. & Hughes, C., Mar 2019, Australia: Charles Sturt University. 37 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportResearch report not released to public

  • Activities

    Institute for Land, Water and Society (Organisational unit)

    Maree Bernoth (Chair)

    01 Feb 202001 Feb 2022

    Activity: Membership Committees and working groupsCommunity

    the 7th Western NSW Health Research Network Symposium

    Catherine Rogers (Participant), Elyce Green (Participant), Jayne Lawrence (Participant) & Maree Bernoth (Participant)

    13 Aug 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConference/SymposiumAcademic

    The Experience of Punjabi Indians with Palliative Care at Residential Aged Care Facilities: A Regional Perspective

    Maree Bernoth (Examiner)

    04 May 2020

    Activity: Supervision/Examination/MentoringThesis Examination


    Maree Bernoth (Participant)

    21 Jul 2020

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

    SA MB-027 Ageing societies - Guidelines for carer inclusive organizations

    Maree Bernoth (Participant)

    01 Apr 2020

    Activity: Academic engagement & professional developmentExpert/advisor

    Press / Media

    Aged care after COVID-19

    Maree Bernoth


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Restrictions on visits to aged care facilities in the Riverina

    Maree Bernoth


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Visitation restrictions to aged care facilities

    Maree Bernoth


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Restrictions imposed on older people in RACF during COVID-19

    Maree Bernoth


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media


    Understanding the experiences of older people to improve their care

    Maree Bernoth (Creator)

    Impact: Public policy Impact, Quality of life Impact, Social Impact