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

NRI missionThe 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 systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice.

Our mission

  • Conduct high-quality, multidisciplinary health research focused on improving patient outcomes and research translation.
  • Build research capacity through training and mentoring of research students, clinicians and career researchers.
  • Advise, collaborate and consult on health services and translational research with clinicians, the health industry, government and consumers.
  • 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:

  • acute and chronic care
  • stroke care
  • pressure injury prevention
  • models of care.

The NRI offers both postgraduate students and SVHAS clinicians opportunities to participate in our research program. NRI researchers have been awarded approximately $40 million in grants and awards and have published over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles.

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