Become a visiting researcher

At Deakin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery we have a vibrant culture of fostering connections with scholars and PhD students to achieve excellence in research and practice. We welcome applications for visits from scholars and PhD students wishing to carry out research and participate in academic life at Deakin University.

Researchers, academics and PhD students may apply to visit the School and work with our researchers on projects and/or papers, expanding their collaborative networks and adding unparalleled experience to their CVs. Visiting scholars and students are also encouraged to participate in events and activities hosted by Deakin University during their visit.

Expressions of interest should outline proposed research activities that align with our research streams. Visitors are offered access to a workstation, IT facilities and Deakin’s library. Full details, including any fees that apply, will be made available during the application process.  All associated costs such as accommodation, travel and living expenses will be met by the visiting academic or student. Expressions of interest should be made at least two months prior to the proposed commencement of the visiting fellowship.

International visitors to Australia require a visa. Read more information on Australian visa requirements.

Please note: This information relates to academics and PhD students who wish to visit Deakin University on a short-term basis. Prospective international students wishing to enrol in a PhD at Deakin University should visit:

Apply using our visitor expression of interest form

Recent visitors to QPS

Professor Sally Thorne from the University of British Columbia attended the Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery Research School in August 2018 at the Burwood Campus. Professor Thorne delivered two keynote presentations - ‘Communication in cancer care: Insights from a longitudinal qualitative analysis’ and ‘Synthesis of qualitative research: Evolving issues and debates’. In addition, Professor Thorne facilitated a workshop on Qualitative Research Methodology.

PhD student, Ina Qvist, visited the Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery during February and March 2018 to experience a different research environment, to learn about Deakin University’s academic traditions, to create an international network, and to learn more about the Australian healthcare system. Ina was in the second year of her PhD studies at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, and her research project is titled ‘Identification of characteristics associated with adherence to prescribed drugs among participants in cardiovascular screening studies.’

Professor Emerita Margaret Harrison from Queen's University, Canada visited Deakin University in April 2018 to meet with staff and students. During her visit Professor Harrison delivered a presentation titled 'Evaluating Implementation - Be Rigorous Yet Practical'.

Centennial Professor Pat Stone visited from Columbia University in June 2018. During her visit, Professor Stone presented the results of a national survey on Infection Prevention in USA Aged Care Facilities.

Contact us

QPS Research Coordinator

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125