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- 1st in Australia and 12th globally for nursing (QS Ranking by Subject 2022)
- 10th in the world for nursing in the ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021.
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Our work is closely aligned with the research activities of the faculty, conducted across the following major areas:
Our research into sleep and sleep disorders aims to measure the impact of these disorders, as well as the effectiveness of treatments and health system activity related to sleep.
Nurses play a vital role in evaluating and treating acutely ill or severely injured people, as well as managing the social and emotional costs associated with their care.
Our research focuses on identifying common causes of major injuries, the appropriate care of acutely ill people and people with long-term disabilities, and any associated costs.
Working collaboratively with clinicians, clients and their families, we aim to conduct meaningful research that can be translated into health policy and practice.
Dietary intake assessment
We have extensive experience in assessing and monitoring food and nutrient consumption of the population, including core foods groups (meat, fruit, vegetables, dairy products, grains, water), discretionary foods (fast foods, sugary beverages), portion sizes consumed, energy density of diets, diet quality and nutritional adequacy.
Nutritional epidemiology across the lifecycle
We have special interests in the diets of young adults and the elderly and is conducting two cohort studies.
Young adults gain the most weight of any age group that will lead to obesity and chronic disease. The elderly are the growing demographic and good nutrition may be the key to longevity.
Use of new technologies in nutrition
We are actively involved in collaborative research designing Smartphone applications and on-line tools for monitoring dietary intakes.
The efficacy and cost efficacy of phone coaching, text messaging, apps and social media to deliver individualised nutrition and lifestyle interventions for young adults, prevention of diabetes and for people with type 2 diabetes are active areas of research.
We lead research in cancer and supportive care, and working with cancer and palliative care nurses across NSW to develop their research capacity and skills.
Partly funded by the Cancer Institute NSW, we are a a consortium of the Sydney Nursing School and the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, bringing together the school's strength in cancer and palliative care research with Chris O'Brien Lifehouse's reputation as a centre of excellence in clinical cancer care.
Our research is conducted under four themes:
I-HARP is a unique model of care, funded by the Australian government, that aims to help older people with dementia remain healthy and independent in their own homes.
The program combines a range of proven health care strategies into a comprehensive intervention delivered at home. I-HARP clinicians work closely with the person with dementia and their carer to provide client-directed and client-centred care and support.
StepUp for Dementia Research is a research participation and engagement service, a “one-stop shop” that connects individuals – both with and without dementia – with researchers conducting studies into dementia prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and cure. We make it easier for the brightest minds in research to connect with people willing to donate their time. StepUp for Dementia Research is the flagship initiative of a program called Connect Dementia Research Australia (CDR-A).
StepUp for Dementia Research is now live. Sign up at our website.
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Early implementation of StepUp for Dementia Research is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health.
Sydney Nursing School is proud to partner with the following organisations and governments, ensuring that our research is sustained at a global standard.