Nursing & Midwifery Research Unit

Role of the Unit

The research focus of the unit is on ‘working with’ clinicians to develop person-centred approaches to care, that are both evidence based and take into account the needs of patients and their families. Research projects and programs of work are linked to the Person-Centred Practice Framework (McCormack & McCance 2017).

Key to the success of the Nursing & Midwifery Research Unit (NMRU) is building research capacity and capability within our nursing and midwifery workforce. To support this we offer research training, writing workshops, research support groups, assistance with grants and ethics submissions, developing your presentation skills and research supervision and mentorship.

We have experience in qualitative approaches, mixed methods, survey design, action research and realist evaluation. We can also support those who wish to undertake quantitative studies.

In addition to this we are running a masterclass program every 6-8 weeks where researchers join us to present the work that they are doing in their organisations in Australia and overseas.

Our current research projects include an international study focusing on measurement of person-centred KPI’s and studies aimed at reducing falls, medication errors and pressure injuries.

If you have a research question, need any assistance in research or you simply have an interest in research, please contact us on PH: 4253 4809 or email to or

Where are we?

The NMRU is located on Level 8, Block C of The Wollongong Hospital.

We are available to visit any ISLHD site by request. We are currently engaged in research projects in Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Wollongong, Bulli as well as a number of District-wide activities.