Rob Bonner is the Director, Operations & Strategy for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch). His role includes leadership of the South Australia Branch’s industrial, education and membership programs.

He established the Branch’s registered training organisation, operating under the name of ANMEC (the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Education Centre).

He also led a national research team that established an Evidence-Based Methodology for Staffing and Skills Mix in Resident Aged Care.   In addition to this research project he is also a key researcher in a project being undertaken by the ANMF (SA Branch) in collaboration with the University of Adelaide, Central Adelaide LHN and two overseas Universities exploring the impact of single room hospitals on nurses, their practice and on patient outcomes.

Mr Bonner is a member of the Australian Industry & Skills Committee which provides advice to State and Australian Governments through the COAG Ministerial Council and regulates Training Packages for all industry sectors and a member of the SA Training & Skills Commission which provides advice to the SA Government on workforce, training and skills matters and regulates areas of apprenticeships and traineeships.

In the health and community services sector he has a long history of active thought and change leadership in areas such as health workforce, translation of evidence into practice, career structures, workloads and their management, information systems and their support of clinical practice.