Nurse-led Research

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 nursing research innovation hub.

Nurse-led research focuses on areas such as access to and equity of care, symptom and side-effect management, efficient models of care and post-treatment care and wellness.

Nurses are essential to the health workforce

Much of a cancer patient’s time is spent with nurses. Nurses form the largest component of the health workforce in metropolitan, regional and rural areas. Nursing research activities have considerable impact on cancer patient care and health outcomes, including access to and equity of care; symptom and side-effect management; efficient models of care and post-treatment care

The VCCC’s investment into nurse-led research aims to enhance academic leadership in nursing research and ensure that Victorian patients benefit from improved care informed by research led by nurses.

The VCCC’s Nurse-led Research Program seeks to increase nurse capability to integrate evidence into routine practice and support the development of a nurse-led research culture, offering seed funding to help get research proposals off the ground.

This program is closely tied to the VCCC’s commitment to health services research including clinical trials, recognising the key role of nurses in this area.

To support this we have created a new practical, interactive hub that supports and facilitates connections and research mentorship for nurses across the clinical partners of the VCCC alliance. The Nurse-Led Research Innovation Hub acts as an incubator for developing and supporting new nurse-led research studies.

Register your interest and contact

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.