Faculty of Health

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Vision Statement

The Alfred/ Deakin Nursing Research Centre will be recognised nationally and internationally as a leader of excellence in collaborative clinical research that enhances health outcomes through an evidence based approach to improve quality and safety in the delivery of clinical care within hospital settings.

Mission Statement

The Centre will lead research to improve health outcomes across acute health care settings through multidisciplinary research activities that focus on improving quality and safety in the delivery of evidence-based clinical care.

The Centre will advance nursing practice and promote critical thinking and leadership skills in research students and clinicians by supporting multidisciplinary collaborative research.


The goals of the Centre are to grow expertise in clinical research by:

  • conducting a clinically based research program that focuses on quality, safety and risk management in the delivery of patient care to enhance patient outcomes
  • fostering development opportunities for nursing research students
  • providing an environment that promotes excellence in leadership and clinical research
  • promoting and supporting collaborative, multidisciplinary research between Deakin University and The Alfred. 

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

20th August 2007