Research - Nursing and Midwifery

Our research strengthens nursing and midwifery practice, by using evidence-based, industry and consumer informed research.


"Nurse and midwifery led research is a significant contributor to the improvement of patient safety and quality. Here at Monash Nursing and Midwifery we have a growing team of internationally recognised researchers with expertise across a broad range of areas. We are also focused on fostering an excellent research environment for our students".

Associate Professor Philip Russo
Monash Nursing and Midwifery
Director of Research

Representing the largest proportion of clinicians in the healthcare workforce, nurses and midwives have significant impacts on patient care and their health outcomes. They also provide a critical link with other medical and allied health professionals that enables continuity of care for patients.

Monash Nursing and Midwifery research academics and students are engaged in improving knowledge and implementing changes to practice in current areas and issues of priority including: ageing and aged care, emergency care, infection prevention and control, mental health and women’s health. They are also leading research in collaboration with industry and consumers to develop and apply novel technologies and curriculum for our growing workforce.

Our education and research sees us rank highly as one of Australia’s leading nursing schools. Ranked #14 globally for nursing in the 2022 QS World University Rankings, with a current ERA ranking of 4 (above world standard), a 2021 rank of #6 globally for nursing in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and 5-star rating in the 2021 Good Universities Guide. Discover more.