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College of Nursing and Midwifery


Research Foci

The College of Nursing and Midwifery has formulated a strategic plan to position the College for future success and has aligned its growth strategy with the strategic pillars of the University Strategy Connect, Discover and Grow. The College’s strategic plan has prioritised its research engagement in strengthening the College’s major research foci, research impacts, and research support environment. In accordance with CDU’s top fields of research, the following two research groups have been strategically established as the College’s research foci:

Molly Wardaguga Research Centre

In June 2019, the College of Nursing and Midwifery launched the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre, named in honour of Aboriginal elder and Senior Aboriginal Health Worker from Arnhem Land, Molly Wardaguga, who was a strong advocate for returning health services to Aboriginal control and Aboriginal communities. 

Led by co-directors, Professor Sue Kildea and Professor Yvette Roe, the new research centre will have a broad reach, using research to work with communities and stakeholders to redesign maternal and infant health services for the best start in life for mothers and babies in the NT and across Australia. 

Find out more about Molly Wardaguga Research Centre.

Higher Degree by Research (HDR)

If you are considering a Master by Research (MRes) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), we can support you in a broad range of areas. The right supervisor can help you develop your project outline and then provide the support needed to help you complete your research degree.

How to Apply for HDR

The Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) at CDU can guide you through the HDR application process.

Find out more about the HDR application.

Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship


The CDU Research Web portal can help identify research-active CDU staff who are registered to supervise HDR projects. Use the search function to search by area of expertise or browse by name. 

Find a supervisor in the CDU Research Web portal.

Research news

Graduation 2022
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Available Postgraduate Projects

We welcome prospective research students to undertake their research journey at the College of Nursing and Midwifery

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