The School has an excellent national and international reputation in research
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. The School’s remarkable overall research performance is a result of high quality research achievements, including research outputs, research income and esteem measures.
The School’s research agenda is driven by the Deputy Head of School (Research), currently a position filled by Professor Wendy Chaboyer. Under her leadership, the School provides seeding funding to early and mid career researchers (who are mentored by senior staff), senior researchers (to support large funding bids) and for Higher Degree by Research training such as funding a research school and visiting scholar.
Higher Degree by Research (HDR)
The School of Nursing and Midwifery offers students the opportunity to undertake research-based degrees. The School's key research strengths led by several professors and associate professors are in the areas of: acute and critical care; ageing and older people; health professional education; knowledge translation; midwifery, maternity, newborn and family; patient safety; vascular access devices and infusion therapy; and women’s health and wellness. The School provides an excellent research culture that supports Higher Degree Research (HDR) students developing and progressing relevant and innovative research.
Key areas of research
- Acute and Critical Care
- Ageing and Older People
- Health Education
- Health Promotion and Management of Chronic Conditions
- Paediatrics and Child Health
- Patient Safety
- Transforming Maternity Care Collaborative
- Vascular Access Devices and Infusion Therapy
- Mass Gatherings and Emergency Management
- Infection Prevention and Control
Research Themes and Professoriate Research Profiles
Photo: Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans with DECRA researchers Dr Henry Nguyen, Dr Laura Grogan and Dr Jamie Ranse
2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Winners
Ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd in the world on the Shanghai Global Rankings of Academic Subjects
Recent School Research Achievements
Laura Alberto and Professor Wendy Chaboyer
At the 43th Australian and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care (11 - 13 October, 2018 Adelaide, South Australia) PhD candidate Laura Alberto (supervised by Professor Andrea Marshall, Dr Rachel Walker and Professor Leanne Aitkin) won the Best Nursing Scholarship award and Professor Wendy Chaboyer and her team including Dr Frances Lin and Professor Lukman Thalib won the Best Nursing Free Paper.
PhD candidate Evelyn Kang (supervised by Professor Brigid Gillespie, Professor Wendy Chaboyer and Dr Georgia Tobiano) awarded the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) Queensland 2018 Research Grant for $10,000.
Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with University of Michigan
A 5-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic and scientific cooperation has been signed between Griffith University and the University of Michigan. Click here for more information.