The School is engaged in a range of research and research training activities. It continues to contribute to nursing knowledge and related fields of research by consistently publishing and presenting research nationally and internationally. Many research activities are multidisciplinary in nature and produce clinically relevant outcomes as well as contributing to the evidence in scientific literature.
Researchers contribute to some key areas of research activity in the school:
- Health Professional Education
- Mental Health
- Older Person Nursing
- Paediatric, Youth and Family Nursing
- Professional Issues and Acute Care
Researchers also contribute as members of several of the Priority Research Centres.
The research activities and profile of the school are enhanced by well developed partnerships and collaborative initiatives with other Schools, Faculties and Universities and industry partners including Hunter New England Health.
Research directions for the school are strongly influenced by the following Strategic Objectives:
- To develop research activities within the context and aims of priority research centres and strategic directions of the university.
- To support researchers by developing a vibrant and stimulating research culture in the school, mentoring of early career researchers and providing appropriate resources.
- To support research higher degree students to achieve research skills and excellence.
- To develop national and international research collaborations.
- To produce research of high quality and impact, clinical relevance and consistent with achieving health priorities for our communities.
- To maintain research collaboration and partnerships within the university and externally with industry partners and other universities.