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About the ​Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre


​The Hunter New England Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre (NMRC) supports practice-based research across the District that  aims  to improve patient and service outcomes, building research capacity and capability within the disciplines of Nursing and Midwifery and stimulating a culture of evidence-informed practice. In addition to supporting clinicians to undertake research the NMRC undertakes research focused on broader Nursing and Midwifery workforce and professional issues. The Centre works closely with its key partners, the University of Newcastle (UON) and the University of New England (UNE). NMRC staff work with senior leaders, clinicians and partners, including university academics and The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) to advance Nursing and Midwifery research within the District.


The NMRC's mission is to

Promote, enable and normalise Nursing and Midwifery research that arises from clinical practice, responds to individual, family and community needs and is commensurate with the priorities of the LHD and NSW Health.

How can we help

The team at NMRC offer support at a range of levels. From consultation, brainstorming ideas to project design, and assisting with identifying funding opportunities to support and resource your research. Research led by the Centre has a focus on nurse sensitive indicators. However, the team structure and expertise allow the Centre great agility to undertake research that focuses on the Australian Science and Research Priorities, the NSW Government Priorities in Health and District Research Priorities. See the NMRC Strategic Plan for details. In order for the Centre to provide the best possible assistance with your project we require initial information. Please complete the NMRC Request for Consultation Form​ and email to HNELHD-NMRC@health.nsw.gov.au