Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research (CNMR)

James Cook University

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Hands of a midwife holding the feet of a newborn baby

The Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research (CNMR) undertakes research for improved healthcare outcomes. Aligned with local, national and international nursing, midwifery and health systems priorities CNMR research focuses upon transforming: clinical outcomes in nursing; indigenous healthcare (Closing the Gap); and the nursing and midwifery workforce. We also research to enhance midwifery practice and develop innovations in health care

Website https://www.jcu.edu.au/college-of-healthcare-sciences/CNMR

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Tropical Health Research
  • Rural and Remote Health
  • Nursing and Midwifery Historical Research
  • Health Policy
  • Nursing and Midwifery Education
  • Nursing and Midwifery Competencies
  • First Nations Health
  • Technology in record keeping
  • Mental Health

Facilities and major equipment

  • Barbara Hayes Historical Research Hub and Museum

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff


Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, 1/14-88 McGregor Rd, Smithfield, Cairns, 4870

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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