Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine research

The goal of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine’s research is to contribute to the achievement of improved health outcomes of individuals, families, and communities at a national and international level.

In meeting our research goals, emphasis is placed on:

  • creating a vibrant research environment to facilitate positive research outcomes for higher degree by research students, academic staff and industry partners
  • the development of international evidence-based best practice in health care
  • building on established links within the Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University and Australian and international partners.

The school has a mental health focus which spans our five research priority areas. In addition, we support the WA Group for Evidence Informed Healthcare Practice, which collaborates with the Joanna Briggs Institute.


Our research

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Maternal and Children’s Health Research

Maternal and Children’s Health Research is a research priority area in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine. This focal area is divided into three groups of research: midwifery, international health and children’s health.

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Older Persons and Cancer and Palliative Care

This research focuses on improving support and education for patients diagnosed with cancer and their carers

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Mental Health

While aspects of mental health are found in all of the key research areas at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, this overview provides information on research conducted specifically with people who have a diagnosed mental illness, their families and/or mental health clinicians.

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Pre-hospital, Resuscitation and Emergency Care

PRECRU is a collaborative research endeavour with St John Ambulance (WA) and the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin. The unit’s aim is to promote and conduct clinical research to improve outcomes for prehospital resuscitation and emergence patients.

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Wound Care

The team’s priority research area is wound prevention and management.

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Quality/Safety

Research into Clinical Safety and Quality and knowledge transition.

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