SYNERGY Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre

The SYNERGY Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre is an acknowledgement by ACT Health and the University of Canberra of the need to support a research culture in the ACT public health services that encourages engagement and collaboration, achieves regular outputs in key focus areas, enhances collaboration with key stakeholders, establishes international links with other centres and develops a strong and successful cohort of higher degree research students. The Synergy office is based at Level 2, Building 8, Canberra Hospital.

Our Vision

"To become a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence in research that contributes to the quality, articulation and recognition of the nursing and midwifery professions and the translation of research findings into practice, education and policy."

Research Strengths

Four areas of research focus have been identified as current strengths based on research outcomes including publications in refereed journals, research income and higher degree student enrolments and capacity, and on the status and reputations of the researchers working in those areas.

  • Mental Health Nursing and Psychosocial well-being
  • Midwifery/Woman Centred Care
  • Health workforce, education and quality outcomes
  • Gerontological nursing and care of the older person
SYNERGY Clinical Chairs & Staff
SYNERGY Nursing & Midwifery Grand Rounds: Research and Practice Development Forum

Each Forum will see two presenters showcasing their research on a wide variety of topics relevant to nurses and midwives. The forums also provide a fantastic networking platform with attendees from various departments across the hospital and academics from the universities.

Attendance contributes one hour towards requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for continuing professional development.

All are welcome! Find more information and register.

SYNERGY Research Development Series

The SYNERGY Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre is excited to offer forums to support healthcare practitioners to develop skills, knowledge and research skills and capability.  This research series includes a range of forums for all levels of healthcare practitioners to explore innovation in practice, and to champion and lead service design.

This professional development series includes topics to cultivate critical thinking to lead cutting edge research in healthcare.

Attendance contributes one hour towards requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for continuing professional development.

All are welcome! Find more information and register.

Page last updated on: 6 Jul 2022