Clinical placement partners
We partner with a number of healthcare organisations in metropolitan, regional and rural settings, so you can choose the right placement for you.
- Alfred Health
- Austin Health
- Barwon Health
- Eastern Health
- Epworth HealthCare
- Healthscope – Knox Private, Melbourne Private, Geelong Private
- Melbourne Health
- Mercy Health
- Monash Health
- Ramsay Health
- St John of God Geelong
- South West Healthcare
- Western Health
Clinical Partnership Network
Our Clinical Partnership Network is the first fully-coordinated partnership collaboration of its kind in Australia.
The network connects the School of Nursing and Midwifery and its Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS) to seven major health services in Victoria.
Strengthening the link between research, education and practice
Through this network, we conduct multidisciplinary, multi-site research, which feeds directly into our course content, education for the health services and clinical practice.
Partners as teaching staff
Each partner healthcare organisation has a joint appointment with the school in the form of a professor of clinical nursing, associate professors and senior research fellows. These joint appointments ensure our curriculum is evidence based and the research of the school is specific to the health care needs of the community.
Clinical Partnership Network members
Alfred Health Partnership
The Alfred Health Partnership is an initiative between Deakin University and The Alfred.
The centre is led by Alfred Deakin Professor Tracey Bucknall and supported by research fellows, clinicians, nurse researchers and higher degree by research students (honours, master's and PhD).
To improve health outcomes for the community through the development, conduct and dissemination of high quality, relevant research.
Deakin University – The Alfred
+61 3 9076 2000
Melbourne, Victoria 3004
Barwon Health Partnership
The Barwon Health Partnership is an initiative between Deakin University and Barwon Health.
The centre is led by Professor Trisha Dunning (AM).
To be locally, nationally and internationally recognised as a regional centre of research excellence through multidisciplinary research teams, professional collaborations and industry partnerships.
Visit the Barwon Health website
Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Research
+ 61 3 5246 5113
Email Professor Dunning
The Geelong Hospital
Ryrie Street, PO Box 281
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Eastern Health Partnership
The partnership between Eastern Health and Deakin University started in 1999 and now incorporates all Eastern Health sites.
The centre is led by Professor Julie Considine and supported by a highly skilled team of researchers from a range of backgrounds.
To conduct high-quality research that informs clinical practice, education, and policy development and improves health outcomes of patients through effective risk management and workforce development.
Epworth Health Partnership
The Epworth Health Partnership is an initiative between Deakin University and Epworth HealthCare.
The centre is led by Alfred Deakin Professor Mari Botti and supported by research fellows, multidisciplinary clinicians, nurse researchers, and higher degree by research students (honours, master's and PhD).
We will be recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in collaborative clinical research. We will enhance health outcomes through an evidence based approach to improve quality and safety in the delivery of clinical care.
Monash Health Partnership
The Monash Health Partnership is an initiative between Deakin University and Monash Health.
The centre is led by Professor Alison Hutchinson, with the support of Associate Professor Bernice Redley and Dr Helen Rawson. Their team includes research fellows, nurse researchers, research assistants and higher degree by research students (honours, master's and PhD).
To be recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence in nursing research in the areas of quality, safety and risk management.
Western Health Partnership
In 2014 Deakin University and Western Health partnered to establish the Western Health Partnership.
The partnership is led by Professor Bodil Rasmussen and supported by clinical nursing and research staff.
To provide academic and professional leadership to clinical and academic staff at Western Health and develop Western Health nursing and midwifery research and clinical priorities.
Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS)
+61 3 9244 6600
Faculty of Health
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood, Victoria 3125