Facts & figures
- Rated at highest level (5) Excellence in Research Australia rankings
Facts & figures
Our research is closely aligned with the research activities of the faculty, with research being conducted in the following major themes:
Our research into sleep and sleep disorders aims to measure the impact of these disorders, as well as the effectiveness of treatments and health system activity related to sleep.
Nurses play a vital role in evaluating and treating acutely ill or severely injured people, as well as managing the social and emotional costs associated with their care. Our research focuses on identifying common causes of major injuries, the appropriate care of acutely ill people and people with long-term disabilities, and any associated costs. Working collaboratively with clinicians, clients and their families, we aim to conduct meaningful research that can be translated into health policy and practice.
We lead research in cancer and supportive care, and working with cancer and palliative care nurses across NSW to develop their research capacity and skills.
Partly funded by the Cancer Institute NSW, we are a a consortium of the Sydney Nursing School and the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, bringing together the school's strength in cancer and palliative care research with Chris O'Brien Lifehouse's reputation as a centre of excellence in clinical cancer care.
Our research is conducted under four themes:
The Midwifery and Women's Health Research Unit is a joint initiative between the University of Sydney and the Royal Hospital for Women with support from the Royal Hospital for Women Foundation.
Located within one of Australia’s leading women’s hospitals, the research unit is bringing together midwives, doctors and nurses to undertake research that will translate into everyday midwifery practice and set new trends to offer more family-friendly and women-centred care.
I-HARP is a unique model of care, funded by the Australian government, that aims to help older people with dementia remain healthy and independent in their own homes.
The program combines a range of proven health care strategies into a comprehensive intervention delivered at home. I-HARP clinicians work closely with the person with dementia and their carer to provide client-directed and client-centred care and support.
A pilot study was conducted between 2015 and 2016 with 18 people with dementia and their carers, that showed potential benefits in terms of individual goal attainment, mobility, independence, well-being and confidence. Participants commented that focusing on their abilities was reassuring and gave them a feeling of hope and independence. Reasons for success of the program were attributed to the one-on-one, hands-on approach; continuity and regularity of visits; and specialised yet easy-to-follow suggestions from each clinician.
Within 12 months of taking part in the study participants had fewer falls, fewer hospital admissions and none had moved into residential aged care.
For more information or to participate in the trial, contact the I-HARP Project Team at email@example.com, or 02 9114 4277.
Download the pilot study poster (pdf, 1MB) for more information.
StepUp for Dementia Research is a research participation and engagement service, a “one-stop shop” that connects individuals – both with and without dementia – with researchers conducting studies into dementia prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and cure. We make it easier for the brightest minds in research to connect with people willing to donate their time. StepUp for Dementia Research is the flagship initiative of a program called Connect Dementia Research Australia (CDR-A).
StepUp for Dementia Research is now live. Sign up at our website.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sydney Nursing School is proud to partner with the following organisations and governments, ensuring that our research is sustained at a global standard.
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