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NURTURE Research Cluster (NURTURE)

Researchers examining a chronic wound on a patient's foot

University of the Sunshine Coast

The USC NURTURE Cluster builds on the strengths of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine to maximise multidisciplinary research collaboration. Our mission is to deliver dividends in terms of maternal and child health, clinical care of adults in hospital, pre-hospital and community settings through the testing of clinical, health service and educational innovations. We engage in primary and secondary research and the translation of research knowledge into practice. We also provide research training to health professionals.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Nursing research
  • Midwifery research
  • Paramedicine research
  • Randomised controlled trials of nursing and midwifery interventions
  • Qualitative exploration of patient experience
  • Visualisation and simulation in health professional education
  • Immersive simulation in education
  • Multidisciplinary health services modelling
  • Mental Health research
  • Safe infant sleeping research

Facilities and major equipment

  • Embedded multidisciplinary clinical research teams

Number of research staff

20–100 research staff


University of the Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, 4556

Lead researcher

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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Last updated:
3 June 2019