Since its establishment in 2009, the NRI has conducted multidisciplinary outcomes-focused health care research of high clinical relevance.

NRI mission

The NRI is focused on improving patient outcomes and health systems with a particular emphasis on implementation science research, that is, the scientific study of methods to promote the uptake of evidence-based care for optimal patient outcomes.

Our mission

  • Conduct high-quality, multidisciplinary health research focused on improving patient outcomes and research translation.
  • Advise, collaborate and consult on health services and translational research with clinicians, the health industry, government and consumers.
  • Build research capacity through training and mentoring of research students, clinicians and career researchers.
  • Create and sustain a collegiate, supportive and high-performance research culture attractive to the best researchers and research students.

The Institute’s research spans systematic reviews, trials, surveys, mixed-methods and qualitative research with a focus on health systems, de-implementation of low-value nursing care, and clinician behaviour change to improve patient outcomes. Some of our topic areas are:

  • improved patient assessment and communication
  • hospital-acquired complications
  • stroke management
  • pressure injury prevention and treatment

The NRI offers both postgraduate students, and clinicians and early career researchers opportunities to participate in our research program.

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