About the Hub

The Nurse-led Research Hub (the Hub) is a practical and interactive initiative that supports connections, research knowledge, and learning opportunities for nurses who work with people with cancer.

It uses multiple strategies and activities to support nurses to:

  •  Turn clinical ideas into research
  •  Network with other nurses who work with people with cancer
  •  Grow research knowledge and skills 

It enables nurses to develop research skills and expand professional networks through:

  • Education sessions and workshops 
  • Online information sharing
  • Promotion of nurse-led research
  • Research training opportunities

What do participants have to say? 


“Wonderful opportunity to improve skills and confidence in the field of research” (Creating Presentations Workshop)


“Loved the workshops (and I often don't)... The presenters were knowledgeable and created a safe space to learn and ask questions. The participants were also inclusive and supportive.” (Literature Reviews Workshop)


“Engaging presenter, provided practical and relatable examples to describe complex theme.” (Qualitative Essentials Workshop)


“I’ve attended a handful of [nurse led] webinars and they have consistently been well done and valuable. Certainly helps to demystify research for a novice like myself.” (Research with Diverse Populations Workshop)


“Information was clear and presented in a way that we could relate to…discussion of theory in a way that helps understanding.” (Implementation Science Workshop)


“A complex subject made more easily understood.” (Mixed Methods Workshop)


“I have come out of this program passionate about having a lasting impact on the profession of nursing. I am also passionate about implementing change in practice and being a role model in nurse-led research.” (2020 St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Nurse Partnership Post program)


“Before the partnership post, research seem[ed] like a[n] almost unachievable project that would be nice “someday”. On the completion and the extra confidence, I feel that not only is research is achievable, but I can make a change.” (2019 Peter Mac Nurse Partnership Post program) 


“So personally, I hope that things will change more so that nurses that are interested in research don’t have to choose research or clinical work. So they actually can do both because they go so well together." – Radiation Oncology Nurse 


“If you’re thinking about [doing} research the best thing is ….find something … and get started, that way you’re going to be learning about the process as you’re going. It doesn’t have to be something huge." – Radiation Oncology Nurse”


“So I guess looking at the problems that you find, “oh I’m not sure what to do in this situation” (or) that’s (one,) possibly one thing for research but another thing could be well there is this problem that I come across clinically and there is no solution for it and starting the research path that way." – Radiation Oncology Nurse


“You don’t need a big project to actually get started. … letting your curiosity get the better of you and start looking into it and things grow from there." – Radiation Oncology Nurse


“So why do research? In the deep dark hours of people’s fear it’s nurses that people turn to. It’s us they tell about what’s troubling them. And so as a nurse it’s about really understanding what is the problem. What can I do with it and how can I make things better?" – Prof Mei Krishnasamy


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