Epworth/Deakin Centre for Clinical Nursing Research
The Centre for Clinical Nursing Research is a joint initiative between Deakin University's School of Nursing and Midwifery and Epworth HealthCare. The Centre was established in 2004 to conduct collaborative clinical research and provide staff and students the opportunity to engage in clinically focused, multidisciplinary research and training across acute, rehabilitation and community healthcare settings. It provides academic and professional leadership to staff and students and recognises the importance of combining expertise from both industry and academia to inform the quality and safety of healthcare delivery. A defining feature of the Centre is that it fosters a rich diversity of activities in health services research with the aim of enhancing the research culture at Epworth with benefits for staff, academics, students and patients.
The Centre is led by Professor Mari Botti and supported by a number of nurse researchers who are very keen to support nurse clinicians and students of graduate and higher degree programs to pursue research questions within the context of a health focus.
Chair in Nursing
Alfred Deakin Professor Mari Botti
Associate Professor in Nursing
Dr Ana Hutchinson
Dr Beverley Wood