SmartWard Collaborators

Deakin University - Centre for Clinical Nursing ResearchDeakin Worldly Logo

The Centre for Clinical Nursing Research is a partnership between Deakin University and Epworth Healthcare. The Centre is led by Professor Mari Botti and supported by Research Fellows, multidisciplinary clinicians, nurse researchers, Honours in clinical nursing and higher degree students.

This partnership between Deakin University and Epworth Healthcare provides clinical research opportunities across a variety of acute and sub-acute health care settings. This collaborative partnership between a healthcare provider and tertiary sector provides a unique setting for students seeking clinically focussed research training or participation in multidisciplinary research across acute, rehabilitation and community contexts. Epworth clinical staff are encouraged and supported to be actively involved in the process of inquiry and research programs.

The Centre has a research agenda that specialises in developing an evidence base to enhance quality and safety in the delivery of clinical care and the impact of new technology on health outcomes.

Eastern HealthEastern Health Logo

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne's largest metropolitan public health services, providing a range of emergency, medical and general healthcare services to Melbourne's diverse eastern community. Eastern Health provides services to more than 800,000 people across a geographic area of 2800 square kilometres.

Epworth HealthCareEpworth Logo

Epworth HealthCare is Victoria’s largest not-for-profit private health care group, renowned for excellence in diagnosis, treatment, care and rehabilitation. Epworth is an innovator in Australia’s health system, embracing the latest in evidence-based medicine to pioneer treatments and services for its patients.

Epworth has eight hospitals in the Melbourne metropolitan area, including Epworth Richmond, Epworth Eastern, Epworth Freemasons, Epworth Cliveden, Epworth Hawthorn and Epworth Rehabilitation at Richmond, Brighton and Camberwell. Epworth also operates a range of specialty clinics including the Women’s and Men’s Health Clinics, the Breast Clinic, Epworth HealthCheck and Epworth’s Specialist Centres. Epworth Pathology has collection centres at every Epworth site.

RMIT University – Health Innovations Research InstituteRMIT University Logo

The Health Innovations Research Institute (HIRi) is an RMIT initiative that seeks to better connect the diverse health communities and industry to more effectively address the changing needs of biomedical research and society. Its primary goal is to translate basic science discoveries into safe and effective therapeutic outcomes.

HIRi takes an integrated approach to address key health issues facing Australia in the 21st century, with research programs that examine how the human body functions at a molecular and cellular level. This research will inform innovative therapeutic strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Australia and around the world.

HIRi brings together more than 100 national and international researchers and industry partners who research specific areas of socio-economic health burden. These areas include cardiovascular disease; insulin resistance and diabetes; obesity; mental illness; and chronic and neuropathic pain.