The College of Nursing and Midwifery offers research expertise in midwifery and women's health, birthing on country, primary health care, mental health, cancer and chronic conditions. The College’s strategic plan has prioritised its research engagement in strengthening the College’s major research foci, research impacts, and research support environment. The College has been engaging in high impact research outcomes that make a difference in the lives of people in the Northern Territory, Australia and internationally. The team has a strong track record, with more than 20 currently funded projects and many national and international collaborations.
The Molly Wardaguga Research Centre was a strategic investment by CDU in 2019. Established in honour of Burarra Elder and midwife who worked extensively to improve health outcomes, with a vision of returning birthing services to Indigenous communities and Indigenous control. The vision of the Centre is to support women’s cultural and birthing aspirations, especially in remote locations through research and use this to dismantle the barriers imposed by westernised approaches to birthing and maternal healthcare.
The Mental Health Care Research Group (MHCRG) leads and participates in studies that address the mental health of people experiencing severe mental illness, social adversities and those with comorbid physical/mental health care needs. Our main research focus is on developing and testing easily accessible psychosocial treatments for young people, marginalised groups and those experiencing psychosis, psychological trauma and multi-morbidities.
The Chronic Disease, Cancer and Ageing Research Group (CCARG) leads innovative research to improve supportive care outcomes for people with cancer, chronic illnesses, and age-related degenerative conditions. The research programmes of CCARG are centred on empirical development and evaluation of nurse-led and evidence -based non-pharmacological interventions that can be transferred quickly into practice to help alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life in people affected by cancer, chronic illnesses, and other life-limiting conditions.
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