Grainne Lowe

Phone: +61 3 4313 7931
Position: Senior Lecturer Advanced Practice
Discipline: Nursing


  • PhD,
  • MN
  • GCHETL (Grad Cert Higher Ed Teaching & Learning)
  • BN (Hons)

Teaching areas

  • Advanced practice

Professional associations

  • Fellow Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP)
  • Member Australian College of Nursing (ACN)
  • Member College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA)
  • Member Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF)

Research interest

  • Nurse practitioner outcomes
  • Nursing workforce
  • Nursing scope of practice
  • Quality patient care


Lowe, G, Driscoll, A., Schiftan, D., Jennings, T. & Tori, K. (2021) Nurse Practitioner work patterns: a cross sectional study Nursing Open 8 pp 66– 974.

Tori, K., Lowe, G. & Jennings, N. (2021) Nurse Practitioner Locums: A plausible solution for augmenting healthcare access for rural communities Australian Journal of Primary Health

Burdeau, G., Lowe, G., Rasmussen, B. & Considine, J. (2020) Clinical cues used by nurses to recognize changes in patients’ clinical states: a systematic review Nursing and Health Sciences

Lowe, G., Plummer, V. & Boyd, L. (2018) Nurse Practitioner integration: qualitative experiences of the change management process by nurse practitioners, nurse managers and nurse policy advisers Journal of Nursing Management 26 (8) pp 992-1001 doi:10.1111/jonm.12624

Lowe, G., Jennings, N., Tregaskis, P., Kenneally, A. & Bucknall, T. (2018) Profiling Nurse Practitioner practice patterns at a major urban acute health service Collegian 25 pp 277-283

Lowe, G., Plummer, V. & Boyd, L. (2016) Perceptions of NP roles: nurse practitioners, nurse managers and nurse policy advisers American Journal of Nurse Practitioners 12 (7) pp e303-310 doi:

Lowe, G., Plummer, V. & Boyd, L. (2016) Integration of nurse practitioners using a change management framework: the way forward Australian Health Review doi:

Lowe, G., Plummer, V. & Boyd, L. (2013) Nurse Practitioner roles in Australian healthcare settings Nursing Management 20 (2) pp 28 – 35

Lowe, G., Plummer, V., O’Brien, A.P. & Boyd, L. (2012) Time to clarify – the value of advanced practice nursing roles in health care. Journal of Advanced Nursing Vol 68 (3) pp 677–685. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05790.x

Lowe. G, Plummer.V, Boyd. L, O’Brien. A (2012) Time to clarify - the value of Advanced Nursing Practice roles in healthcare, Re-published again 18 months later in an on-line version of the best papers on New and Evolving Nursing Roles, Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Lowe, G. (2010) Scope of Emergency Nurse Practitioner practice: Where to beyond clinical practice guideline’s? Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing 28 (1) pp 74-82

Book contributions

Lowe, G. & Plummer, V. (2019) Advanced practice roles in nursing and their contribution to healthcare in Australia in Advanced Practice in Healthcare 4th edition