Harnessing the nursing and midwifery workforce to boost Australia's clinical research impact

7 November 2022

Professor Claire Rickard from UQ’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work co-authored an article for The Medical Journal of Australia about investing in nursing and midwifery researchers.

For the Medical Research Future Fund to achieve its full impact, it is necessary for health practitioners to be trained and reliably funded to deliver research and translation alongside their clinical work. The piece offers insight into current systems, concerns and suggestions as this applies to clinical research in nursing and midwifery.

Professor Rickard co-wrote the article on behalf of the Australasian Nursing Midwifery Clinical Trials Network which was established in 2020 to bring together academic institutions to effectively facilitate and support nurse or midwife-led clinical research and the translation of evidence into practice.

As part of the executive committee Professor Rickard has been heavily involved in helping to set up the network and The University of Queensland is a member.

Read the article