Research Team

Professor Marion Eckert
Chair, Cancer Care Research Group
Twitter: @marioneckert5 

Ms Laura McCarthy
Personal Assistant

Mr Greg Sharplin
Research and Strategy Manager
Senior Research Fellow
Safety and Quality Research Group

Ms Pam Adelson
Research Fellow
Mother's, Babies and Families Research Group

Dr Olga Anikeeva
Research Fellow

Dr Nadia Corsini
Research Fellow
Quality of Life Research Theme Coordinator
Cancer Care Research Group

Dr Jasmine Micklem
Research Fellow

Dr Micah Peters
Research Fellow
National Policy Research Adviser (ANMF)

Ms Kate Kennedy
Research Assistant

Ms Hannah Adelson
Research Assistant

Mr Casey Marnie
Research Assistant

Ms Imogen Ramsey
Research Assistant
PhD Candidate 

Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre

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:

  1. undertaking high quality, high impact research;
  2. building and enhancing innovative partnerships;
  3. investing strategically in health research;
  4. embedding translation into the research design; and
  5. 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.

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The 2017 Nursing and Midwifery Climate Survey Report

The 2017 Nursing and Midwifery Climate Survey ReportIn 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

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

Contact Us

Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre

University of South Australia
City East Campus, Playford Building P4-27
North Terrace
Adelaide  SA  5000

T: + 61 8 8302 2129 


Areas of study and research

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