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Deakin/Alfred Health Nursing Research Centre


The Nursing Research Centre is a partnership between Deakin University and The Alfred. It is located at The Alfred campus of Bayside Health, Commercial Road Prahran.

The Centre is led by Professor Tracey Bucknall and supported by Research Fellows, multidisciplinary clinicians, nurse researchers, and higher degree research students (Honours, Masters, PhD). 

Deakin University's partnership with The Alfred provides clinical research opportunities for nurses across a variety of acute and specialty health care settings. This collaborative partnership provides a unique opportunity for nurses seeking clinically focussed research training or clinicians seeking experience in multidisciplinary research projects in critical care, acute care, and specialty health care contexts. 

The Centre has a research agenda that specialises in developing and implementing evidence for nursing practice to enhance quality and safety in the delivery of health care. In particular, the research program is currently evaluating the impact of models of nursing care delivery on health outcomes, medication quality and safety issues, and the impact of emerging technologies on patients and carers.


Chair in Nursing

Professor Tracey Bucknall

Research Fellow

Dr Mariann Fossum

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