Within the School of Nursing and Midwifery our area of strength is health innovation through co-design and rigorous evaluation of health promoting and healthcare interventions with policymakers, practice partners, patients and carers. Within the School we have two core (Maternal and Child Health; Chronic Illness and Palliative Care) and one emerging (Education and Practice) innovative research themes, which encapsulate lifespan health research from conception to end-of-life.
Improving the health and wellbeing of those affected by chronic illness, and enhancing end-of-life care.
in the UK for Health and Biomedical SciencesResearch Excellence Framework (2021)
in the UK for Research Intensity for Nursing (Joint)Complete University Guide 2021
in the UK for research qualityTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
- Our research is funded from the European Commission under Interreg and Horizon 2020, large charities such as Alzheimer’s Society, Dunhill Trust, Marie Curie, Movember Cancer Research United Kingdom, Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke as well as the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Newton Fund, the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), and the Health and Social Care, Research and Development Division, Public Health Agency (PHA) of Northern Ireland.
- The success of our research depends on the meaningful and long-term partnerships we have developed with a range of key stakeholders, including practice and patient public involvement. In continuing to work with our key stakeholders at all stages of the research process we aim to ensure that the research conducted within the School is relevant and will lead to changes that improve healthcare outcomes for our society.
Professor Joanne Reid, Director of Research
The School of Nursing and Midwifery has worked in close collaboration with Marie Curie and the School hosts one of four Marie Curie senior research fellows throughout the United Kingdom. This is a joint post between the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Marie Curie Hospice Belfast which aims to address important issues in palliative and end-of-life care. It also supports capacity building in palliative care and end-of-life research.
In 2020 the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast and Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) formed a novel college of Nursing and Midwifery. The college currently offers MSc programs in Cardiovascular and Paediatric nursing - Read more here: College of Nursing and Midwifery - MBRU
We have an expanding group of postdoctoral researchers from a variety of applied health discipline backgrounds who contribute to a diversity of multidisciplinary research across our School. Meet our Postdoctoral Research Fellows.
We have a vibrant and growing community of postgraduate research students from a number of countries including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kurdistan, Indonesia, Oman, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Kuwait.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery has a regular program of local, national and international seminar events which invite participation from a range of audiences including service users, charity representatives, healthcare staff, academic staff and post-graduate research students. Additionally, staff within the School lead the International Network of Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) global classrooms, bringing together doctoral nursing students from across the globe.
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Nurses! Test Yourself in Pathophysiology, 2nd Edition
- Katherine Rogers
- William Scott
The influence of adverse and positive childhood experiences on young people’s mental health and experiences of self harm and suicidal ideation
- Lisa Bunting
- Claire McCartan
- Gavin Davidson
- Anne Grant
- Ciaran Mulholland
- Dirk Schubotz
- Ryan Hamill
- Orla McBride
- Jamie Murphy
- Emma Nolan
- Mark Shevlin
Challenges and solutions for individuals with lower limb mobility impairments in accessing cervical cancer screening services
- Katrina Verso
- Helen Kerr
Psychological and psychosocial determinants of COVID health related behaviours (COHeRe): an evidence and gap map
- Jennifer Hanratty
- Ciara Keenan
- Sean O'Connor
- Rachel Leonard
- Yuan Chi
- Janet Ferguson
- Ariana Axiaq
- Sarah Miller
- Declan Bradley
- Martin Dempster
Future research direction in Nursing and Midwifery
- Collaboratively developing and evaluating healthcare innovations together with practice, public and policy partners to deliver transformational improvements in health and healthcare locally and internationally that address major health challenges ensuring our research contributes towards attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is impactful to both policy and practice.
- Developing transdisciplinary health innovations driven through external and university partnerships through the Life and Health Science sectoral strength within the Institute of Research Excellence for Advanced Clinical Healthcare (iREACH).
- Building on our strengths of leading rigorous and policy relevant evidence syntheses in partnership with both Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations and through funded NIHR evidence syntheses.
- Delivering evidence informed innovations and clinical guidelines with local partners, such as the Health Trusts of Northern Ireland, charities such as Marie Curie, as well as international partners, notably the World Health Organization and the European Society of Cardiology.