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.
The 2019 Nursing and Midwifery Climate and Safety Survey – your opportunity to participate
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 is seeking the views of nurses and midwives across the South Australian healthcare sector regarding their perceptions of their workplace climate, safety climate, wellbeing and burnout. The aim of the survey is to find out how you are feeling about your work and how you have been impacted by health system reform in recent years.
The survey will be live from 5 August 2019.
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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 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
2018 Seeding Grant Funding
The Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre is inviting applications for the Centre’s Seeding Grant for scientific research that contributes to strengthening the nursing and midwifery workforce across the health system through the advancement of evidence-based healthcare.
Two grants will be awarded to the value of $12,000, which are designed to support early and mid-career researchers. The projects supported by the seeding grant will be in line with the strategic objectives of the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre.
For more information, please view the funding guidelines available here.
To view a copy of the Seeding Grant questions please click here.
Applications are now closed.
Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre
University of South Australia
City East Campus, Playford Building P4-27
Adelaide SA 5000
T: + 61 8 8302 2129