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Research Mission

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The School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies prides itself on pursuing research and scholarship of the highest quality. It undertakes theoretically informed and empirically rigorous research which stands at the forefront of nursing and midwifery policy debates at international, national and local levels

Research Networks and Collaborations

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Staff in the Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies work collaboratively with other centres and networks including the Joanna Briggs Institute, CESAGen, Improvement Science Network, Mental Health Research Network Cymru and the All Wales Midwifery and Reproductive Health Research Forum


Front cover of Valentine, F. and Lowes, L. (2007) (eds) Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

This section includes articles from journals of high international standing including the Journal of Advanced Nursing, Sociology of Health and Illness and Quality and Safety in Healthcare.  Also included are Monographs, books and conference items.


Research Programme and Themes

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Research within the School is organised in a matrix of research themes concerned with the ecology of effective nursing, health and social care. Information on our recent funded projects.

Postgraduate Research

Nurses - Postgraduate Research

Browse through our research areas, see details of our programmes, find out how to apply, view our current postgraduate students and read the PhD student blog - PhDays.

Postgraduate Taught

Books - Postgraduate Taught

The School offers a wide range of postgraduate taught programmes. Follow the links below to find out more.

Research Office

The School research office gives guidance and information on grant application procedures and provides support throughout the life cycle of a project. All research proposed by staff and students is reviewed by the Research Review and Ethics Screening Committee