The Nursing Research Institute (NRI) was created in 2009 and is collaboration between the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and St Vincent's Health Australia Sydney (SVHAS).
We undertake multidisciplinary clinical and health services research that is focused on improving patient outcomes and health systems with a particular emphasis on implementation science research, that is, the study of how to implement evidence based care.
This research spans systematic reviews, trials, surveys, mixed-methods and qualitative research with a focus on:
With 17 full time and part time research staff, the NRI offers both postgraduate students and SVHAS clinician’s opportunities to participate in our research program. NRI researchers have been awarded approximately $22 million in grants and awards and have published over 130 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Our mission & purpose
To improve patient outcomes and health service effectiveness and efficiency by:
Bringing clinical and research expertise together to conduct rigorous multidisciplinary research that reflects national health care priorities.
Building research capacity through training and mentoring of research students, clinicians and career researchers.
Advising, collaborating and consulting with our academic, research, government and health industry partners.
Providing a collegiate, supportive and high performance research culture that is attractive to the best researchers and research students.
Director: Professor Sandy Middleton
Deputy Director: Associate Professor Elizabeth McInnes
Post Doctorate Research Fellow: Dr Verena Schadewaldt
Clinical Research Fellow & T3 Trial Manager: Ms Simeon Dale
Research Officer: Dr Cintia Martinez
Research Officer: Dr Anoja Gunaratne
Research Officer: Ms Rosemary Phillips
Research Officer: Mrs Helen Hamilton
Research Officer: Mrs Kelly Coughlan
Research Officer: Ms Toni Sheridan
Research Officer: Ms Natanya Hunt
Research Officer: Ms Heilok Cheng
Research Officer: Mr Benjamin McElduff
Research Officer: Mrs Oyebola Masugba
Executive Officer: Ms Patty Zenonos
Executive Assistant: Mrs Tara Doyle / Mrs Joylynn Israel