Research Team

Professor Marion Eckert
Chair, Cancer Care Research Group
Twitter: @marioneckert5 

Ms Laura McCarthy
Personal Assistant

Mr Greg Sharplin
Research and Strategy Manager
Senior Research Fellow
Safety and Quality Research Group

Ms Pam Adelson
Research Fellow
Mother's, Babies and Families Research Group

Dr Nadia Corsini
Senior Research Fellow
Quality of Life Research Theme Coordinator
Cancer Care Research Group

Dr Jasmine Micklem
Research Fellow

Dr Micah Peters
Research Fellow
National Policy Research Adviser (ANMF)

Ms Kate Kennedy
Research Assistant

Ms Hannah Adelson
Research Assistant

Mr Casey Marnie
Research Assistant

Ms Imogen Ramsey
Research Assistant
PhD Candidate 

Dr Kim Neylon
Research Assistant

Ms Deborah Forsythe
Research Assistant


Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre

Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre

The Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre (the Centre) is a partnership between the University of South Australia and the Rosemary Bryant Foundation. The Centre aims to strengthen the role of the nursing & midwifery profession across the health system through the development of a research-driven, evidence-based platform of healthcare. To achieve this, the Centre has developed a comprehensive research program focused on advancing the discipline of nursing and midwifery, and patient care in the domains of population and public health, workforce reform, safety and quality, clinical practice, patient outcomes, and integration into education.

The goal of the centre is to be recognised as the leading nursing and midwifery research centre in Australia with an international reputation and presence, and to promote and facilitate undertaking of nursing/midwifery led research and the application of its research into practice within the health care system.

This will be achieved through:

  1. undertaking high quality, high impact research;
  2. building and enhancing innovative partnerships;
  3. investing strategically in health research;
  4. embedding translation into the research design; and
  5. establishing an effective business and funding model to sustain and grow the Centre.

Masters of Research (Health) Grant

for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and/or Midwives

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Master of Research Grant is for Nurses and/or Midwives who are interested in undertaking a higher degree program.

The grant will be available in 2020 and will be open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and/or Midwives from low resource areas in Australia.

For further information, please click on the FAQs tab below, email or visit the University of South Australia research degrees website here

Funding is kindly donated by the Rosemary Bryant Foundation. Please visit for more information about the Foundation.

Frequently Asked Questions

The 2017 Nursing and Midwifery Climate Survey Report

The 2017 Nursing and Midwifery Climate Survey ReportIn 2017, the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre conducted the first state-wide Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Climate Survey in more than ten years.  We heard from almost 2000 nurses and midwives last time and hope to hear from you again.  The results of the last survey were tabled with SA Health, provided to every network and report to a Senate Inquiry into fatigue and bullying.


Download the report

The 2019 Nursing and Midwifery Climate and Safety Survey - Thank you to participants

There have been significant changes in the health system in South Australia that have required nurses and midwives to adapt to new models of care, processes, technology as well as re-location of services. The Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre recently conducted a nursing and midwifery organisational climate and safety survey. The survey closed on 31 October 2019 and findings will be published in the first half of 2020.

Thank you to all those who participated. We value your input and the time you took to complete the survey.

The 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

2018-2022 Strategic Plan

The Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre has developed a strategic plan that will coordinate its collective research activities, built around eight research objectives. The plan will be in place for five years, from January 2018 to December 2022.

"I am pleased to present the first strategic plan of the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre. The Centre will be a flagship for translational research and has been established by its Foundation Partners –the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch) and the University of South Australia’ School of Nursing and Midwifery – to provide a focal point for industry, government and non-government organisations wanting to engage in high quality, high impact nursing research." Dr Rosemary Bryant AO, Steering Committee Chairperson

Download the plan 

Current research activities

  • Nursing and Midwifery Workforce
  • New Models of Care: Health System Redesign and Leadership
  • Innovation through technology and data systems
  • Translation of research into education, practice and policy

Contact Us

Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre

University of South Australia
City East Campus, Playford Building P4-27
North Terrace
Adelaide  SA  5000

T: + 61 8 8302 2129