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

  • The Nursing Implementation Science Laboratory*

  • Peritoneal dialysis patients’ health and wellbeing and satisfaction with care
  • ACCELERATE Plus Trial: Assessment and CommuniCation ExcelLEnce foR sAfe paTient outcomEs*
  •         (Also Standard 5, 6 and 8)

  • ACCELERATE Process Evaluation: Assessment and CommuniCation ExcelLEnce foR sAfe paTient outcomEs*
  • The Stroke Golden Hour: delivering urgent stroke care to Australians
  •        (Also Standard 5)

  • Centre of Research Excellence in Wiser Wound Care^
  •        (Also Standard 5)

  • Clinical guidelines for nutritional and support surface interventions to prevent and treat pressure injuries: a qualitative study of clinician views and priorities;
  • Identifying priority barriers for an intervention to improve evidence-based pressure injury care from the perspective of clinical and consumer end-users: a qualitative study;
  • Mixed-methods systematic review on clinicians’ and patients’ views on the prevention and management of hospital-acquired wounds in acute care;
  • Cochrane systematic review update on nutritional interventions for preventing and treating pressure injuries;
  • AVERT-DOSE (Determining Optimal early rehabilitation after StrokE): A multi-arm covariate-adjusted, response adaptive randomised controlled trial
  • Centre for Research Excellence in aphasia recovery and rehabilitation
  • Centre for Research Excellence in Paediatric Emergency Medicine – Sustaining improvements in the management of infants with bronchiolitis: a PREDICT study
  • Code stroke 2.0 Project: Examining the role of the acute stroke nurse during a code stroke call in the Emergency Department
  • Improving arm function after stroke using task specific training
  • IMPROVISATION: National Institute for Health Research – Global Health Research Group on IMPROVing Stroke carE in India

  • Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) Europe Project
  • RAVIE: Improving the capacity to deliver evidence-based care for acute stroke using educational workshops in developing countries
  • STELAR Project: Reducing disability from stroke by improving access to best practice stroke care in Victoria
  • TEXAIS: Post-stroke hyperglycaemia – Treatment with EXenatide in Acute Ischaemic Stroke trial
  • VERSE: Very Early Rehabilitation in SpEech – a randomised controlled trial of aphasia therapy after stroke
  • ZODIAC: ZerO Degree head positioning In Acute ischemiC stroke
  • Evaluation of patient experience of Symptom and Urgent Review Clinic model of care
  • Digital solutions for heart failure best practice care
  • A-LISTS AuSCR - LIfe after Stroke Tailored Support study: Part A Stage 1
  • P-OMICS-flow grant [Precision Medicine Clinic]
  • Transforming acute hospital care to improve outcomes for stroke*

Evaluation of an implementation intervention to enhance national translation of nurse-initiated protocols for fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing management following stroke: A cluster RCT;

  • Effective communication in clinical handover: Research and intervention to improve patient safety and satisfaction at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, St Joseph’s Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • ETHOS: Creating a culture of safety and respect: A controlled, mixed methods study of the effectiveness of a behavioural accountability intervention to reduce unprofessional behaviours
  • ReCITE (Remote Constraint Induced Therapy of the upper Extremity): An implementation study*
  • Understanding the short and longer-term impacts of a Registered Undergraduate Student Of Nursing (RUSON) workforce^
  • ENCORE: Transforming nursing assessment in acute hospitals: A cluster randomised controlled trial of an EvideNce-based CORE assessment protocol
  • Optimising Scope of Practice of the nursing Workforce to increase access to care of people experiencing or at high risk of vulnerability

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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T3 Trial

The T3 Trial intervention aimed to change behaviour at both the individual clinician level and the organisational level.

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