Professor Marion Eckert is the Foundation Director of the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre established as a partnership with the ANMF (SA Branch) and the SONM, University of South Australia.
The RBRC aims to strengthen the nursing & midwifery workforce across the health system through the support, development and translation of evidence into healthcare to improve the health of our community. She is also the inaugural Professor of Cancer Nursing in SA, Chairing the UniSA, SONM, Cancer Care Research Group. Her research is focused on improving quality of life for survivors of cancer. Marion brings more than 30 years’ experience in health care, has a strong clinical academic background, and has worked in various roles including executive positions in South Australia and overseas. She has completed a Master of Public Health, Doctorate of Nursing, Master of Clinical Science from University of Adelaide, executive leadership program from Melbourne Business School and both Diploma of Education and Training and Assessment. Marion has won peer reviewed excellence awards for her clinical leadership and was a recipient of a 2015 Winston Churchill Fellowship, awarded for her dedication towards cancer survivorship research. Marion’s goal is to embed evidence-based health systems, translational research that supports clinical practice and policy to ensure that the role of the nurse and midwife in health care is integral to best practice and results in the development of clinical academic leaders.