Australia's no.1 ranked university for nursing and midwifery*

The Griffith School of Nursing and Midwifery excels in the areas of learning, teaching and research. We are committed to the development of nursing and midwifery practice, theory and research that transforms lives and health care. We develop graduates imbued with a solution-focused philosophy who make a positive difference in nursing, midwifery and healthcare, transforming the lives of those in their care.

Through developing research, consultancy and continuing education opportunities, we seek to serve the nursing and midwifery professions, the health care system and the broader community.

*Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021


We're ranked 2nd in the world and 1st in Australia


The vision of Griffith University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery as world leaders is to continue to grow our international reputation to positively influence and lead innovative, clinically, and socially relevant research and teaching that has sustainable, global impact.


To enact this vision, we will:

  • Build and sustain strong, productive, adaptable, and respectful partnerships with each other, students, alumni, our community, industry partners, and non-government organisations.
  • Work in partnership with First Peoples to develop accessible, high quality and culturally safe healthcare and education.
  • Provide culturally safe transformational learning and teaching that enables nurses and midwives to be leaders of positive influence in their field.
  • Use world-leading research approaches to address globally significant problems in health and healthcare.

Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Research

In 2021 we have been ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd in the world on the Shanghai Global Rankings of Academic Subjects. We have also received the top Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) ranking of 5 (out of 5) in 2018 which is 'well above world standard' and reflects our high calibre of researchers and research leadership.

Learning and Teaching achievements

At the Griffith School of Nursing and Midwifery, we ensure that our students keep pace with the rapid changes and challenges in health care by fostering an atmosphere of learning that has earned us a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and clinical practice.


Graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1995, Gabrielle Quilliam is an international thought leader in paediatric palliative care and, with her husband, cofounded the only children’s hospice in Queensland – Hummingbird House.  She is a certified midwife, and has worked both locally and overseas. Overseas, she worked for a humanitarian NGO (Medair) as part of a mobile medical response team in South Sudan and Angola. Back in Brisbane, she continued midwifery for a while, and then went on to become a foster parent caring for children with complex needs.

She is a Non-Executive Director of Health Consumers Queensland and a Non-Executive Director of the international charity Butterfly Children’s Hospice.  Gabrielle has received a Premier’s Award for her community service and was 2017 Queensland State finalist for the Australian of the Year Awards.

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G16 Clinical Sciences 2, Level 2.15 Gold Coast campus Griffith University QLD 4215

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