Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Research

As a specialist in providing postgraduate programmes for New Zealand's health professionals, the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health is particularly active in research.

On our own and in partnership with district health boards and other research groups nationally and internationally, we explore and address key issues affecting nursing, midwifery and health. Our research strengths lie in normal birth, cultural safety, mental health, historical inquiry in nursing and midwifery, evidence-based practice and practice development.

We are proud of the diversity and quality of our research - two attributes that saw us ranked very high in New Zealand for nursing and midwifery research in the 2006 Performance Based Research Fund evaluation.

What Can We Offer You?

If you are passionate about a subject that you know would benefit from close scrutiny and analysis, the Graduate School is a great place to do research. With a full range of research courses and training programmes, a strong team of academic professionals to support you and excellent access to extensive online library resources, you will have everything you need for your study.

Throughout your research and thesis-writing, you will get guidance and help from your supervisors. They will advise you on proven and contemporary research approaches and meet with you regularly to discuss your project, your ideas and your progress towards completion.

You will also be able to meet and network with other Master's and PhD students at our twice-yearly 'research schools' - providing unique opportunities to discuss research issues, work in progress and strategies with your peers and our academic staff, and with invited national and international guests. We will also invite you to a mid-year 'writing week', where you can critique and develop your writing skills.

If you are interested in applying for a Master's by thesis or a PhD, please talk to one of our academic staff. They will be happy to advise you on the critieria you need to meet and your likelihood of acceptance for your proposed area of research.