Profile of Linda Johnston

Linda Johnston PhD, FEANS, FAAN


Dr. Johnston’s primary research focus is on neonatal intensive care pain management and NICU health outcomes

Professor Johnston is internationally recognized for her contributions to the field of nursing and patient care. She is an Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne (Australia), Visiting Professor at Soochow University (China), and an Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong. She is an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University.

Her professional activities have been notable, particularly as founder and chair of the Australian Collaboration of Neonatal Nurse Researchers, with regard to her contributions as Fellow to the European Academy of Nursing Science, and as Editor of the Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing Journal.

Her research interests include pain management in the neonatal intensive care environment and long-term outcomes after neonatal care. Her policy interests include clinical academic career pathways and the advancement of nursing research in the discipline.

  • 2013 – Senior Executive Program, Ashbridge Business School, UK

  • 1998 – PhD, The University of Sydney, Australia

  • 1993 – BS (Hons), The University of Sydney, Australia

  • 1981 – Dip Nursing, Evanston Hospital, USA