Our partners

At the School of Nursing and Midwifery we have an extensive partnership network with healthcare organisations. 

This network gives our students access to a wide variety of clinical learning experiences, contributes to our courses and helps facilitate world-class research.


Monash Health's partnership with Deakin's School of Nursing

Director of Nursing and Midwifery Education Strategy at Monash Health, Katrina Nankervis, talks about the relationship between Monash Health and Deakin University.

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

Find out more about study opportunities

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.

Find out more about our research

Clinical Partnership Network members

Alfred Health Partnership

The Alfred Health Partnership is an initiative between Deakin University and The Alfred.

Team
The centre is led by Professor Tracey Bucknall and supported by research fellows, clinicians, nurse researchers and higher degree by research students (honours, master's and PhD).

Vision
To improve health outcomes for the community through the development, conduct and dissemination of high quality, relevant research. 

Find out more about our Alfred Health Partnership

Visit the Alfred Health website

Contact
Deakin University – The Alfred
+61 3 9076 2000
Commercial Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3004

Barwon Health Partnership

The Barwon Health Partnership is an initiative between Deakin University and Barwon Health.

Team
The centre is led by Professor Trisha Dunning.

Vision
To be locally, nationally and internationally recognised as a regional centre of research excellence through multidisciplinary research teams, professional collaborations and industry partnerships. 

Find out more about our Barwon Health Partnership

Visit the Barwon Health website

Contact
Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Research
+ 61 3 5246 5113
Email Professor Dunning

Kitchener House
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.

Team
The centre is led by Professor Julie Considine and supported by a highly skilled team of researchers from a range of backgrounds. 

Vision
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. 

Find out more about our Eastern Health Partnership

Visit the Eastern Health website

Contact
Deakin University – Eastern Health Partnership
+61 3 9895 3177
Email Professor Considine 

Level 2, 5 Arnold Street
Box Hill, Victoria 3128

Epworth Health Partnership

The Epworth Health Partnership is an initiative between Deakin University and Epworth Healthcare.

Team
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). 

Vision
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. 

Find out more about our Epworth Health Partnership

Visit the Epworth Healthcare website

Contact
Teresa Redley
+61 3 9426 6565
Email Teresa Redley 

Epworth Healthcare
185–187 Hoddle Street,
Richmond, Victoria 3121

Monash Health Partnership

The Monash Health Partnership is an initiative between Deakin University and Monash Health.

Team
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). 

Vision
To be recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence in nursing research in the areas of quality, safety and risk management. 

Find out more about our Monash Health Partnership

Visit the Monash Health website

Contact
I Block
+61 3 9594 4240
Email the Monash Health Partnership 

246 Clayton Road
Clayton, Victoria 3168

Northern Health Partnership

The Northern Health Partnership was established in 2007. The Northern Health catchment encompasses the rapidly expanding local government areas of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Moreland.

Vision
Outstanding health care for our community. 

Find out more about our Northern Health Partnership

Visit the Northern Health website

Contact
Northern Health
+61 3 8405 8000

185 Cooper St
Epping, Victoria 3076

Western Health Partnership

In 2014 Deakin University and Western Health partnered to establish the Western Health Partnership.

Team
The partnership is led by Professor Bodil Rasmussen and supported by clinical nursing and research staff, including Associate Professor Cate Nagle.

Purpose
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.

Find out more about our Western Health Partnership

Visit the Western Health website

Contact
Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS)
+61 3 9244 6600
Email QPS

Faculty of Health
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood, Victoria 3125