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Nursing Research Institute

The Nursing Research Institute (NRI) is a collaboration between St Vincent's Health Australia Sydney (SVHAS) and the Australian Catholic University (ACU). The Institute undertakes multidisciplinary clinical and health services research focused on patient outcomes and implementing evidence into practice.

The NRI conducts nursing research while promoting evidence based implementation of clinical practices within a robust culture of inquiry and innovation in nursing and patient care. Our team undertakes programs of rigorous collaborative, multi-disciplinary research in line with national health priorities. Our key research areas are:

  • Acute Care
  • Chronic Care
  • Innovative Healthcare Delivery
  • Implementation Research

A major focus of research conducted at the Nursing Research Institute centres on knowledge transfer or implementation research. We are currently conducting projects that examine ways to change clinician behaviour by implementing evidence based interventions to improve patient outcomes.


By bringing together those who ‘think’ about and investigate the professions’ work and those who actually ‘do’ it, a robust culture of inquiry and innovation in nursing and patient care will flourish... Read More


The SVHA (Syd) ACU Nursing Research Institute (NRI) is governed by a Steering Committee comprised of the following members..... Read More

Current Research

The current research being conducted by the NRI includes... Read More

Current Research Seminars

More information regarding the current research seminars can be found here... Read More

Grants Awarded

This page lists the grants awarded to the NRI over the last three years... Read More

Peer-reviewed Publications

This page lists the peer-reviewed publications that the NRI has been involved with over the last three years... Read More

Conference Participation

This page lists the conferences attended by various members of the NRI over the last three years... Read More

Awards & Community Engagement

This page highlights the awards and various community engagements involving the NRI over the last three years... Read More

Annual Report

The annual reports are available here ... Read More


Professor Sandy Middleton

Director, NRI SVHA (Syd) and ACU
Associate Professor Elizabeth McInnes

Deputy Director, NRI SVHA (Syd) and ACU


Contact Us

Ms Patty Zenonos 
Executive Officer
Level 5, DeLacy Building 
St Vincent's Hospital 
Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 
Phone: 02 8382 3791     Fax: 02 8382 3792