Western Sydney University Academic staff in the School of Nursing and Midwifery are leaders in their fields. Many are known nationally and internationally, showing leadership through a range of activities including editorship of journals, membership of professional organisations, and sitting on professional and regulatory committees.



If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurse or midwife, or a student nurse or midwife, or if you are thinking of studying to become a nurse or midwife, CATSINaM can support you through:

  • mentoring opportunities focused on the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • information about scholarship opportunities
  • professional development opportunities
  • networking opportunities
  • keeping you informed about issues related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery, the nursing professional in general and broader health issues
  • providing you with links to international health organisations and forums for research, study and networking opportunities

For further information about CATSINaM please contact: catsinam@catsinam.org.au

The Joanna Briggs Institute

The New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care: a collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute

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The Joanna Briggs Institute (opens in a new window) is a recognized global leader in Evidence-Based Healthcare and an International not-for-profit Research and Development Organisation specializing in Evidence-Based resources for healthcare professionals.

The Joanna Briggs Institute has over 60 Collaborating Centres, servicing over 90 countries. The New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care (opens in a new window) (NSWCEBHC) was established in 2001. The Centre has a strong research program, including conducting systematic reviews (SR), implementing research evidence, performing evaluation cycles and under taking primary research arising out of systematic reviews. A feature of the Centre is the involvement of clinicians to work with the core team to complete research.

The NSWCEBHC also conducts education and training on topics relevant to evidence based practice for nursing academics and health professionals. The educational activities of the Centre are focused on developing the skills and confidence of clinical nursing and midwifery staff in locating, appraising and integrating evidence into their practice. The NSWCEBHC also conducts training for clinicians and academics in NSW who are interested in undertaking systematic reviews. In addition, the NSWCEBHC also has students undertaking systematic reviews as part of a postgraduate higher degree research program.

Xi Omicron Chapter (349)

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The school also hosts Xi Omicron Chapter (349) of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) (opens in a new window), and international nursing leadership organisation. The Xi Omicron Chapter is the only Chapter of STTI in Australia and is active under the leadership of Associate Professor Tracey Moroney (President). Other Chapters are located in over 90 countries and territories worldwide.

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