We excel in the areas of learning, teaching and research for nursing and midwifery

The Griffith School of Nursing and Midwifery is committed to the development of nursing and midwifery practice, theory and research that transforms lives and health care. We develop remarkable 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.


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


To be a global leader in education and research scholarship in nursing and midwifery. Specifically, the School of Nursing and Midwifery will be recognised for:

  • developing person-centred, clinically competent, critical thinking, research informed graduates who provide safe, quality, compassionate care in an ever-changing healthcare environment;
  • developing and delivering innovative, flexible evidence-based education that prepares graduates to be life-long learners to address professional challenges in a wide range of health care settings locally, nationally or internationally; and
  • fostering and developing the capacity of nursing and midwifery academics to have impact on the health outcomes of individuals, families and communities in their given research fields.


The School and its staff are committed to the values of:

  • Diversity: this is a commitment to understanding, recognising and appreciating the unique characteristics that each individual, team and group contributes to making the School of Nursing and Midwifery successful.
  • Collegiality: promoting and developing strong, positive professional relationships and teams that create a strong shared responsibility and respect for teaching, research and service.
  • Partnership: we are developing and maintaining professional relationships in a spirit of co-operation and collaboration for mutual benefit.
  • Engagement: reflects our sense of positively contributing to the communities we work and learn in, whether they are local, national or international.


In 2020 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 2015 which is 'well above world standard' and reflects our high calibre of researchers and research leadership.


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.

Partners and collaborators


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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