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Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Services Research

Our research programs have consistently received the maximum rating (5) for quality through the Excellence in Research for Australia framework. Our research in the fields of chronic disease management, child and family health, workforce and health services are recognised as innovative and relevant to national and international audiences.

We collaborate with world-class researchers, industry leaders and clinical experts in the development, conduct and application of our research in our drive to conduct high quality research with real world impact.

High quality research: Real world impact.

News & events

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PhD student receives New Investigator Award from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Fiona Foxall's research explores the factors that affect decision-making and the process of withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from ICU patients in a tertiary hospital in Western Australia.


Nursing assistants provide little help

The addition of nursing assistants to hospital wards does not improve patient outcomes, according to new research from ECU's School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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Research groups

We undertake innovative research to develop knowledge, evaluate effectiveness and implement change in healthcare through interventions, treatments and knowledge to transform and shape policy and practice in three key areas:

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