Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre
The Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre (the Centre) is a partnership between the University of South Australia, School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Rosemary Bryant Foundation. The Centre aims to strengthen the role of the nursing & midwifery profession across the health system through the development of a research-driven, evidence-based platform of healthcare. To achieve this, the Centre has developed a comprehensive research program focused on advancing the discipline of nursing and midwifery, and patient care in the domains of population and public health, workforce reform, safety and quality, clinical practice, patient outcomes, and integration into education.
The goal of the centre is to be recognised as the leading nursing and midwifery research centre in Australia with an international reputation and presence, and to promote and facilitate undertaking of nursing/midwifery led research and the application of its research into practice within the health care system.
This will be achieved through:
- undertaking high quality, high impact research;
- building and enhancing innovative partnerships;
- investing strategically in health research;
- embedding translation into the research design; and
- establishing an effective business and funding model to sustain and grow the Centre.
Masters of Research (Health) Grant
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and/or Midwives
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Master of Research Grant is for Nurses and/or Midwives who are interested in undertaking a higher degree program.
The grant will be available in 2020 and will be open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and/or Midwives from low resource areas in Australia.
For further information, please click on the FAQs tab below, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the University of South Australia research degrees website here
Funding is kindly donated by the Rosemary Bryant Foundation. Please visit www.rbf.org.au for more information about the Foundation.
Frequently Asked Questions
The 2017 Nursing and Midwifery Climate Survey Report
In 2017, the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre conducted the first state-wide Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Climate Survey in more than ten years. We heard from almost 2000 nurses and midwives last time and hope to hear from you again. The results of the last survey were tabled with SA Health, provided to every network and report to a Senate Inquiry into fatigue and bullying.
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The 2019 Nursing and Midwifery Climate and Safety Survey - Thank you to participants
There have been significant changes in the health system in South Australia that have required nurses and midwives to adapt to new models of care, processes, technology as well as re-location of services. The Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre recently conducted a nursing and midwifery organisational climate and safety survey. The survey closed on 31 October 2019 and findings will be published in the first half of 2020.
Thank you to all those who participated. We value your input and the time you took to complete the survey.
The 2018-2022 Strategic Plan
The Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre has developed a strategic plan that will coordinate its collective research activities, built around eight research objectives. The plan will be in place for five years, from January 2018 to December 2022.
"I am pleased to present the first strategic plan of the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre. The Centre will be a flagship for translational research and has been established by its Foundation Partners –the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch) and the University of South Australia’ School of Nursing and Midwifery – to provide a focal point for industry, government and non-government organisations wanting to engage in high quality, high impact nursing research." Dr Rosemary Bryant AO, Steering Committee Chairperson
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Current research activities
- Nursing and Midwifery Workforce
- New Models of Care: Health System Redesign and Leadership
- Innovation through technology and data systems
- Translation of research into education, practice and policy
Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre
University of South Australia
City East Campus, Playford Building P4-27
Adelaide SA 5000
T: + 61 8 8302 2129