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Advancing nurses in healthcare leadership

Women make up 75% of the healthcare workforce, with a significant number of those workers representing the nursing and midwifery profession. Nursing as a profession is undervalued as it is a largely female and nurses are underrepresented in positions of leadership in healthcare. We hold a national NHMRC grant that aims to co-develop evidence-based intervention strategies to advance women into healthcare leadership positions, working in collaboration with health services, state and federal government and Professional Colleges. This project aims to understand the barriers specific to the nursing profession. It will work directly with Eastern Health, Australian College of Nursing and Monash Partners, to gather evidence and evaluate intervention strategies. This project focuses on systematic literature review, stakeholder engagement, qualitative interviews, survey and epidemiological data analysis, intervention codesign, implementation and evaluation. Leadership and mentoring will be provided, expertise in the field gained and research skills in evidence synthesis, quantitative and qualitative research along with implementation research. You would join a dynamic team from a range of fields across medicine, nursing, allied health, leadership, organisational change, business and management. This work bridges Australia and the UK with opportunities to work in Australia and collaborate across both countries. Scholarships and top ups are available.. Essential criteria: Only domestic students are eligible Minimum entry requirements can be found here: Keywords Qualitative research, implementation research, women in leadership, women’s health, nursing, nursing leadership
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here:
nursing, nursing leadership, Qualitative research, implementation research, women in leadership, women’s health
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
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Top-up scholarship funding available 
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Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI), Clayton
Adj Assoc Prof 
Lea Boyd
Caroline Homer

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