Join us for the launch of the Royal Melbourne Hospital's Nursing Research Hub. This initiative will create a focus for research into patient safety and clinical practice change, providing an avenue for nurses to contribute to Melbourne Health's vision to be the ‘First in Caring, Research and Learning’.

The Nursing Research Hub is a unique collaborative model with four university partners including University of Melbourne, Australian Catholic University, La Trobe University and Victoria University.

This is an exciting opportunity to profile nursing research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the fantastic work that our nurses are leading and positioning the Royal Melbourne Hospital to be ‘a great place to work and a great place to receive care’.

All staff and students are invited to join us for the launch of The RMH Nursing Research Hub.

Time:1.30 - 3.30 pm
Date:Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Venue:Seminar Room 1, RMH Function Centre, Ground Floor


Denise Heinjus, Executive Director Nursing Services


Meinir Krishnasamy, Cancer Nursing Research Group: Examples of the breadth and depth of research questions with which nurses can engage
Rami Aldwikat, Incidence and risk factors for acute delirium in older patients with a hip fracture
Lynda Tivendale, Lung and sternal education and implantation of the assessment skill into the acute cardio thoracic clinical setting
Ruth Harper, The Sum of Us – Research into the nurse’s experience during the implementation of the Person-Centred Care Bundle
Kim Foster, Building Nurses' Resilience - A program of research
Evelien Spelten / Anthony McGillion, Occupational violence and aggression research in the Emergency Department


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      Benefits of the Nursing Research Hub will include:

      • Creating a culture of nursing research to foster productive and innovative links between clinicians and academics
      • Supporting nursing staff to access, critique and incorporate research evidence into practice
      • Provide academic leadership in research and develop research skills for nursing staff
      • Develop programs of collaborative, multi-disciplinary research with a focus on emerging contemporary patient care issues
      • Provide leadership in the critical examination of current trend and evidence-based practice in nursing care
      • Facilitate the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s nursing reputation in the development and provision of research and evidence-based practice

      The management of the Nursing Research Hub will be overseen and supported by a Director of Nursing Research Hub and will be located on Level 5 in the Nursing and Allied Health Education Research Centre.