The Nursing Research Institute organise an annual research seminar series where researchers and staff can showcase their research projects. The seminars are open to all Australian Catholic University, St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne students, researchers and clinicians. Click on the links below for details.

2020 Research Seminar Program

The Nursing Research Institute Melbourne (NRI) in partnership with the NRI Sydney, Allied Health Research Unit (Sydney) and Allied Health (Melbourne) have come together to offer a suite of research seminars to all SVHM clinicians interested in research. Please click here for the full program.

General enquiries and recording access for ACU staff please contact

Grant Writing 101 – Tips for Success

Wednesday, 15th July 2020
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Recording: St. Vincent’s Clinicians can access recordings here


Prof. Elizabeth McInnes, Professor of Nursing SVHM, Deputy Director NRI

Karen Borschman, Allied Health Research and Translation Lead, SVHM

Lauren Christie, Senior Implementation Sc. Research Fellow - Allied Health, SVHS

Alysia Coventry, Research Officer NRI, Nursing Academic ACU (Melb)

Kelly Coughlan, Research Officer NRI (Melb)

Undertaking a Systematic Review

Thursday, 30th July 2020
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Speaker: Helen Wilding, Senior Research Librarian, Library Services, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne (SVHM)

Open Access Recording (and other resources)

Undergraduate Nurses’ Experiences of Mental Health Clinical Placement: A Qualitative Inquiry

Wednesday, 26th August 2020
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Louise Alexander, Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing, ACU, North West Mental Health Academic Nursing Research Centre

Thursday, 17th September 2020
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Experiences of SVHM Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre fellowships

Thursday, 17th September 2020
Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm
Delivery: Webinar


Jake McMahon, ANUM, Oncology/Haematology

Jessica Demajo, Myeloma Nurse Coordinator, Haematology

Emily Banting (Baker), Cancer Nurse Coord, Hepatobiliary and Upper GI

Nursing Research Institute and Allied Health Research Unit have partnered with St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research Program to organise a research seminar series for 2020.

Sessions are open to all ACU and St Vincent’s Health Australia staff and are held via ZOOM until further notice:

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Investigating the effectiveness of increased fluid intake for the prevention of urinary
tract infection: a systematic review

Time: 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Dr Oyebola Fasugba, Research Officer, Nursing Research Institute
Zoom link:

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 - Postponed due to COVID19- new date and time TBA

Barriers and facilitators to user acceptance of a pilot therapeutic drug monitoring advisory service for vancomycin

Time: 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Rachel Yager, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
Zoom link:

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 - Postponed due to COVID19- new date and time TBA

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health and the hospital pharmacist

Time: 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Susan Welch, Senior Pharmacist, Research and Training
Zoom link:

Wednesday, 3 June 2020 - Postponed due to COVID19- new date and time TBA

Time: 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Dr Christine Shiner, Senior Research Fellow) and Angela Vratsistas-Curto, Rehabilitation Research Occupational Therapist, Rehabilitation Research Unit
Zoom link:

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Identification and management of eating disorders in an acute care setting

Time: 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Dr Susan Hart, Eating Disorders Coordinator, Dietitian
Zoom link:

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Clinical Registries Study, Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research & Enterprise

Time: 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Julie Gawthorne, CNC Implementation Science Research, Nursing Research Institute
Zoom link:

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Oral Care Survey for Stroke

Time: 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Simeon Dale, Clinical Research Fellow, Nursing Research Institute
Zoom link:

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Dysphagia outcomes post-surgery (head and neck cancer treatment)

Time: 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Nicola Hardingham, Speech Pathologist, Oncology Services
Zoom link:

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Code Stroke 2.0

Time: 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Brett Jones, Stroke Nurse Practitioner, Higher Degree Research Student, Nursing Research Institute
Zoom link:

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Outcomes of the Transforming nursing assessment in acute hospitals: A cluster randomised controlled trial of an EvideNce-based CORE assessment protocol

Time: 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Dr John Rihari-Thomas, Senior Project Manager, Nursing Research Institute
Zoom link:

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