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Prof Marco Tomietto


Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Marco's expertise mainly focuses on clinical learning environments, mentorship, organizational transition of newcomer nurses and work and organizational psychology dynamics related to nursing science, nursing environments and human resources management in the healthcare settings. 

His research vision embeds a multi-disciplinary perspective. After his studies in nursing science, he completed his PhD in work and organizational psychology, so to embed in nursing research the theoretical and methodological approaches of a different discipline and to further enhance the understanding of nursing phenomena.

Along his research journey he developed a broad methodological expertise in scales validation, CFA, Structural Equation Modelling, biostatistics and epidemiology in order to further disclose the healthcare settings' and nursing's complexity.

His work contributed in testing and disclosing new empirical models to support educational and organizational decision-making in nursing education and management.

His recent reasearch provided new insights in the motivational dynamics to support nurses' work-ability in different stages of their career, in designing mentoring strategies in nursing education, in supporting the adoption of VR technology in nursing care and in detecting the generational patterns of vaccination hesitancy in healthcare workers and students.

Marco Tomietto

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Barriers and facilitators of vaccine hesitancy for COVID-19, Influenza, and Pertussis during pregnancy and in mothers of infants under two years: an Umbrella Review, Nichol, B., McCready, J., Steen, M., Unsworth, J., Simonetti, V., Tomietto, M. 2 Mar 2023, In: PLoS One
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse nursing students' experiences of integration into the working environment: A qualitative study, Ropponen, P., Kamau, S., Koskenranta, M., Kuivila, H., Oikarainen, A., Isakov, T., Tomietto, M., Mikkonen, K. 1 Jan 2023, In: Nurse Education Today
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse registered nurses' experiences of integration into nursing workforce – A qualitative descriptive study, Kamau, S., Koskenranta, M., Isakov, T., Kuivila, H., Oikarainen, A., Tomietto, M., Mikkonen, K. 1 Feb 2023, In: Nurse Education Today
  • Healthcare professionals’ digital health competence and its core factors; development and psychometric testing of two instruments, Jarva, E., Oikarinen, A., Andersson, J., Tomietto, M., Kaariainen, M., Mikkonen, K. 1 Mar 2023, In: International Journal of Medical Informatics
  • Immersive and Non-Immersive Virtual Reality for Pain and Anxiety Management in Pediatric Patients with Hematological or Solid Cancer: A Systematic Review, Comparcini, D., Simonetti, V., Galli, F., Saltarella, I., Altamura, C., Tomietto, M., Desaphy, J., Cicolini, G. 3 Feb 2023, In: Cancers
  • A large cross‐sectional survey of COVID ‐19 vaccination willingness amongst healthcare students and professionals: Reveals generational patterns, Tomietto, M., Simonetti, V., Comparcini, D., Stefanizzi, P., Cicolini, G. Sep 2022, In: Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination in the nursing profession: validation of the Italian version of the VAX scale and descriptive study, Tomietto, M., Comparcini, D., Simonetti, V., Papappicco, C., Stefanizzi, P., Mercuri, M., Cicolini, G. 1 Nov 2022, In: Annali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunita
  • Barriers and facilitators to vaccination for COVID-19, pertussis, and influenza during pregnancy: Protocol for an umbrella review, Nichol, B., Simonetti, V., McCready, J., Steen, M., Unsworth, J., Tomietto, M. 26 Sep 2022, In: PLoS One
  • Educational intervention to support development of mentors' competence in mentoring culturally and linguistically diverse nursing students: A quasi-experimental study, Oikarainen, A., Kaarlela, V., Heiskanen, M., Taam-Ukkonen, M., Lehtimaja, I., Kärsämänoja, T., Tuomikoski, A., Kääriäinen, M., Tomietto, M., Mikkonen, K. 1 Sep 2022, In: Nurse Education Today
  • Effectiveness of virtual reality in the management of paediatric anxiety during the peri‑operative period: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Simonetti, V., Tomietto, M., Comparcini, D., Vankova, N., Marcelli, S., Cicolini, G. 1 Jan 2022, In: International Journal of Nursing Studies

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Oral presentation: Designing learning environments in Nursing Education during the pandemic age: Identifying factors which lead to better students’ wellbeing 2022
  • Editorial work: BMC Medical Education (Journal) 2022
  • Editorial work: Nurse Education Today (Journal) 2022
  • Membership of network: Sigma Phi-Mu Chapter (External organisation) 2022
  • Visiting an external academic institution: University of Bari 2022
  • Invited talk: Work engagement and work ability: motivational perspectives in healthcare organizations 2021
  • Oral presentation: Development of an Evidence-Based Nurse Mentors’ Competence Model 2021
  • Oral presentation: Enhancing Learning Environments Of Nurses: Organizational Research Advancements – ELEONORA PROJECT 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: BMC Medical Education (Journal) 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine (Journal) 2020

  • Leah Rosengarten Band 5 children’s nurses’ experiences and perceptions of personal and professional development in their role. Start Date: 09/02/2022
  • Emma Clark Newly Qualified Midwives: Emotional wellbeing and retention Start Date: 19/11/2021

  • Psychology PhD May 16 2014
  • Nursing Science MSc March 17 2008
  • Nursing BSc (Hons) April 10 2001

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