Associate Professor Tracey Moroney
RN BN (Hons) PhD Grad Cert Ed Studies (Higher Ed) MACN


Tracey began her nursing education at Sydney College of Advanced Education in 1985 and graduated in 1988. She began work at Prince Henry Hospital in 1988 in the neurosurgical/medical ward and completed a post basic certificate in neurosciences at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 1990. After this she worked in several neurological units including a position as a Clinical Nurse Consultant at Concord Hospital.

Tracey completed a Bachelor of Nursing with first class Honours in 2000, her Honours project exploring the use of science by Registered Nurses. This research fostered the development of her doctoral research study which examined the Expert Nurse. Tracey’s research has allowed her to develop insights into the development of knowledge and advanced practice, as well as theories of skill development. She completed a Doctor of Philosophy in 2007 at Sydney University, her thesis tilted Discovering the Expert: A Grounded Theory Study of Registered Nurses.

Tracey has extensive experience in both undergraduate and postgraduate nurse education especially in the areas of clinical skill development, advanced and reflective practice and the development of clinical judgment.
Teaching Areas
Professional Issues
Advanced Clinical Assessment
Decision Making
Research Expertise and Supervision
Qualitative research methods
Skill Development
Expert Nurses


Research & Engagement

Journal Articles and Proceedings
McConnell, B and Moroney, T. (2014) Involving relatives in ICU patient care; the challenges. Journal of Clinical Nursing
Conference Papers
Moroney, T and Saad, L (2014) Mentoring and the early career nurse: A critical relationship. Poster presented at the 24th STTI International Nursing Research Congress, Hong Kong, July 24-28, 2014

McConnell, B and Moroney, T (2014). Involving relatives in ICU patient care: The barriers and enablers. Paper to be presented at the 24th STTI International Nursing Research Congress, Hong Kong, July 24-28, 2014
Professional Affiliations
President Xi Omicron Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing
Member, Australian College of Nursing
Community Engagement
Executive member, Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery