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Future research students

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is committed to providing a high level of service to staff and students undertaking research activities.

Get ready with a research degree

At the Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Services Research, we welcome applications from potential research students in the following areas:

  • Safety and Quality in Healthcare
  • Ageing and Aged Care
  • Improving Outcomes for Adults with Chronic Health Conditions
  • Childbearing, Children and Young People.


Director - Professor Lisa Whitehead
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2641

For more information about research courses at ECU visit Get Ready - with a research degree.

Research support

Research student intranet

The Research Student Intranet is your gateway to research-related information, news & events, resources and support.

A dedicated research writing consultant is available to help research students and staff to improve their writing skills, as well as a research consultant/statistician who can provide support to those who want to improve their quantitative and statistical analyses. Both the research writing consultant and research consultant/statistician run activities and workshops to support our researchers.

Research journey

ECU has a vibrant research culture that is recognised nationally and internationally. Undertaking a research project at is a major commitment of time and resources. Your research journey will take you through a number of stages and milestones. The stages of the research journey include:

  • Provisional candidature;
  • Confirmation of candidature;
  • Undertaking your research;
  • Writing and presenting your research;
  • Thesis examination; and
  • Graduation.
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