Dr Sonia Hines

Senior Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

+61 8 8951 4731
place Centre for Remote Health, Alice Springs
PO Box 4066, Alice Springs 0871, Northern Territory

Sonia's main area of expertise is systematic reviews and evidence syntheses. She is an experienced trainer in JBI systematic review methods and has conducted a wide range of review types including effectiveness (Cochrane and JBI), risk and aetiology, qualitative, mixed-methods, measurement properties (COSMIN), and scoping reviews. In addition, Sonia has research interests in evidence-based practice for healthcare, systematic review methods, research literacy and research pedagogy. Dr Hines is the Director of the Mparntwe Centre for Evidence in Health, Flinders University: a JBI Centre of Excellence, located in Alice Springs. Sonia is available to discuss the evidence synthesis needs of organisations or to discuss providing evidence summaries or syntheses.


RN, BN, Grad Dip Ed (Adult & Tertiary), MAppSci (Research), PhD.

Honours, awards and grants
  • 2018 Australian College of Nursing Florence Nightingale Scholarship winner
  • 2015 Australian College of Nursing Margaret Y Winning Scholarship winner
Key responsibilities

I run the Mparntwe Centre for Evidence in Health, Flinders University: a JBI Centre of Excellence. Our centre conducts and facilitates systematic reviews and other evidence syntheses, provides systematic review training and education, and advice on evidence synthesis methods. I also provide research education and implementation facilitation in the Alice Springs community.

Supervisory interests
Acute medical-surgical nursing
Clinical nursing research
Evidence based clinical practice
Evidence based implementation
Evidence based practice
Implementing practice change