Established in 2009, we are at the forefront of nurse-led implementation research and have been successful in obtaining multiple Category 1 research grants (National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council), as well as other national and international funding.

In partnership with clinical, policy, and academic partners, we specialise in implementation science research examining ways to promote evidence translation in the areas of stroke management, hospital-acquired complications, and de-implementation of low value nursing care. We collaborate with world-class national and international researchers and policy makers including: Agency for Clinical Innovation, Clinical Excellence Commission, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and the Stroke Foundation.

Current NRI projects listed by National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

  • ACCELERATE Plus Trial: Assessment and CommuniCation ExcelLEnce foR sAfe paTient outcomEs

(Also Standard 5, 6 and 8)

  • ACCELERATE Trial: Assessment and CommuniCation ExcelLEnce foR sAfe paTient outcomEs

(Also Standard 5, 6 and 8)

  • Centre of Research Excellence in Wiser Wound Care: Improving evidence-based pressure injury prevention^

(Also Standard 5)

  • The Stroke Golden Hour: delivering urgent stroke care to Australians

(Also Standard 5)

  • AVERT-DOSE (Determining Optimal early rehabilitation after StrokE): A multi-arm covariate-adjusted, response adaptive randomised controlled trial
  • Centre for Research Excellence in Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Centre for Research Excellence to Accelerate Stroke Trial Innovation and Translation
  • Digital solutions for heart failure best practice care
  • Frailty response in aortic stenosis patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation: A pilot, cluster randomised trial (FRAIL-AS Response Trial)
  • From theory to practice: Unveiling the theoretical basis and components of effective implementation strategies for improving nursing practice and patient outcomes
  • Improving life after stroke with tailored support: Innovation in use of national registry data 14 (A-LISTS AuSCR)
  • Improving the health system's response when patients are harmed: a mixed-methods study
  • P-OMICS-flow grant [Precision Medicine Clinic]
  • Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) Australia Project
  • Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) Europe Project
  • REducing cardioVascular and kidnEy RiSk in people with diabEtes (the REVERSE study)
  • Reducing patient waiting times and improving faster access to pain relief in the Emergency Department
  • Transforming acute hospital care to improve outcomes for stroke
  • Translation of best practice osteoporosis refracture prevention: Stopping fragility fractures to keep Australians out of hospital
  • Understanding Reception of Care Technology for Healthy Ageing at Home
  • ZODIAC: ZerO Degree head positioning In Acute ischemiC stroke
  • Patient Acceptability of Nurse-Led Physical Assessments and Structured Bedside Handovers (The ACCELERATE Plus: Acceptability Study)
  • A qualitative study of nurses' views of the use of prophylactic dressings to prevent pressure injuries for patients in acute care wards
  • The PREPARE Study: Improving the PREPAREdness of family members for end-of-life care in the intensive care unit
  • Charting the Future of Healthcare: Making research core business of early to mid-career nursing and midwifery researchers
  • Clinical guidelines for nutritional and support surface interventions to prevent and treat pressure injuries: a qualitative study of clinician views and priorities
  • Understanding the short and longer-term impacts of a Registered Undergraduate Student Of Nursing (RUSON) workforce

Featured projects

Quality in Acute Stroke Care Research Program

The Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) research program comprises the research projects outlining the effectiveness and supported implementation of the Fever, Sugar, Swallow (FeSS) Protocols following stroke.

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The FRAIL-AS Response Trial

The Frailty Response in Patients with Aortic Stenosis undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: a pilot, cluster-randomised controlled trial

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Wound Care Research Projects

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Wiser Wound Care aims to improve the delivery of wound care in hospitals by generating high-quality research evidence in collaboration with consumers and clinicians.

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The Assessment and CommuniCation ExcelLEnce foR sAfe paTient outcomEs Trial to assess the effect of improving patient assessment and clinical handover on patient adverse events.

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The Assessment and CommuniCation ExcelLEnce foR sAfe paTient outcomEs Plus (ACCELERATE Plus) randomised control trial builds upon our previous ACCELERATE feasibility Trial.

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