Nursing Research Institute

The Nursing Research Institute (NRI) is a collaboration between Australian Catholic University, St Vincent’s Health Australia Sydney and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. The NRI is one of Australia’s largest and most productive nursing research collaboratives with a national and international reputation for conducting rigorous multidisciplinary clinical and health services research focused on improving patient outcomes and health systems.

The NRI brings together researchers and clinicians to conduct clinically relevant research. The NRI specialises in implementation science research examining ways to promote evidence translation in the areas of stroke management, hospital-acquired complications, and de-implementation of low-value nursing care.

Our mission

  • Conduct high-quality, multidisciplinary health research focused on improving patient outcomes and research translation.
  • Build research capacity through training and mentoring of research students, clinicians and career researchers.
  • Advise, collaborate and consult on health services and translational research with clinicians, the health industry, government and consumers.
  • Create and sustain a collegiate, supportive and high-performance research culture attractive to the best researchers and research students.

The NRI offers both postgraduate students and SVHAS clinicians opportunities to participate in our research program. NRI researchers have been awarded approximately $40 million in grants and awards and have published over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles.

We are located on two campuses: St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. We work collaboratively across both hospitals and with our other partners: St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney, The Mater Hospital North Sydney, and St Joseph’s Hospital Auburn. We also partner with multidisciplinary clinicians, policy makers, non-government organisations and other academic institutions.

Contact Us

Level 5, DeLacy Building 
St Vincent's Hospital 
390 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 
Email: nriadmin@acu.edu.au
Phone: 02 8382 3790    

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