Support our research

Our research transforms nursing and midwifery knowledge into real world outcomes, making a difference to the lives of patients and their families.
We are proud to have been awarded the highest possible score – “above world standard” – in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) audit by the Australia Research Council (ARC).

To maintain excellence, and continue to offer leadership in nursing research, we need your help.

Research strengths
Our six core research themes are the strategic pillars of our internal and shared framework for nationally prioritised health research:

  • midwifery and women’s health
  • cancer and palliative care
  • chronic disease and ageing
  • acute, critical and trauma care
  • mental health
  • health care practice.

Our research community
The development of a strong research community is central to the values of Sydney Nursing School.

We encourage cross-disciplinary and collaborative research. As the largest disciplinary group in the health workforce, nurses and midwives are well placed to translate research effectively into clinical practice, service delivery and health policy.

We have academic and professional teams located at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (at the Cancer Nursing Research Unit) the Royal Hospital for Women (at the Midwifery and Women’s Health Nursing Research Unit), at Royal North Shore Hospital, and the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), which houses researchers in the areas of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Our networks extend to the public and private health and government sectors. Internationally, we contribute to a common vision to improve health and wellbeing through our collaborations with Singapore, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Canada, New Zealand, the Pacific, Canada, the US and UK.

Research influenced curriculum
Evidence-based decision making is embedded within our academic portfolio. Many of our higher degree research students are already highly experienced health professionals who are making significant and original contributions to the body of knowledge.

Our people
The strong reputation of our academic staff is evident in their varied high-level contributions to health and registration boards and councils, nursing and midwifery policy development, and practice and research on both a national and international scale.

This wide-ranging experience brings innovation to our research and teaching. Our staff are regularly invited to consult and provide advice across many key areas of nursing, midwifery and health, both in Australia and abroad.

Every gift, no matter its size, makes a difference to the work we do.

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