The Mental Health Nursing Research Unit is a collaboratively funded research partnership between the RMH's Mental Health Services and Australian Catholic University (ACU). It is located at the RMH.

The unit conducts health services research with a focus on nurse-led mental health research under three key research themes: 

The unit conducts a range of projects under these themes, with a focus on innovative intervention implementation and evaluation.

Our projects

A major funded project for the unit is an ARC Linkage project evaluating a resilience program for mental health nurses at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. The collaborating partners are:

  • ACU
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Monash University
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Health and Community Services Union

The unit lead also collaborates on a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Grant for Improving health outcomes in children suffering major injury. 


Last updated 23 November 2022