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Nurse-led Research

Development of cancer nursing research capability has the potential to enhance patient care, health outcomes and health services.

Nurses are essential to the cancer workforce

Nurses form the largest component of the health workforce in metropolitan, regional and rural areas.

A knowledgeable, research-enabled and research-active nursing workforce is fundamental to quality, safety and innovation in cancer care.

Areas of research impact include:

  • Access to and equity of treatment and care
  • Symptom and side-effect management¬†
  • Efficient and patient-centred models of care
  • Post-treatment care

Developing cancer nursing research capability

The VCCC has invested $1 million to develop cancer nursing research capability across the clinical partner organisations.

The key element of growing research capability is centred around a Nurse-led Research Hub (the Hub). The Hub is a new practical, interactive and dynamic initiative that supports connections, research knowledge and opportunities for nurses across the clinical partners of the VCCC alliance.

Research, network, enable and establish

The Hub uses multiple strategies and activities to support nurses to engage in research, such as:

  • Online information-sharing forum
  • Free education sessions and workshops
  • Supported research secondment opportunities
  • Training and mentoring
  • Access to seed funding for research projects
  • Promotion and profiles of nurse-led research

Find out more in our Nurse-Led Research video series:

Getting started in nurse-led research

Support for nurse-led research

Benefits of nurse-led research

Challenges for nurse-led research

Advice for nurse-led researchers

Register and contact

Nurse-led Research Hub Roadshow Program 2019 

If you are a nurse who cares for patients affected by cancer and work in Victoria, join the VCCC Nurse-led Research Hub by registering your interest. 


For further information about the program, please contact Natasha Moloczij, Program Manager via email or phone 03 8559 5903.