School of Nursing and Midwifery

    Organisation profile

    The research cluster Health Services Research in Nursing and Midwifery was established in 2004 as the focus of interdisciplinary research and research training in the School of Nursing and Midwifery leading to its first return in the research assessment exercise in RAE2008. We are committed to delivering relevant, high quality research in two key thematic areas producing impact that will underpin nursing and midwifery practice, inform health care policies and ultimately result in real benefit to patients.

    The School supports research around two central themes:

    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Cancer Nursing, Supportive and Palliative Care

    Maternal and Child Health 
    Theme co-ordinator:  Prof Fiona Alderdice

    The maternal and child health research theme, is a multi-disciplinary theme which focuses on high risk groups in pregnancy, childbirth, infancy and childhood. There are two central strands of work, maternity care research and child health research, which have been developed using a comprehensive approach ranging from study of the health of populations to the health of individuals and the care that they receive and require.

    Cancer Nursing, Supportive and Palliative Care  
    Theme co-ordinator. Prof Sam. Porter

    The theme aims to illuminate the experiences of cancer survivors and patients requiring palliative care, their informal carers and their professional carers, with a view to improving the experience of both survivorship and palliation whilst providing a sound evidence base for care. The theme also seeks to develop a research continuum from bench to bedside through the development of co-ordinated research projects. This programme of research has focused on the following key areas:

    • Cachexia and fatigue
    • Care of children
    • Survivorship
    • End of life care 

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    Contact information

    97 Lisburn Road
    Medical Biology Centre
    BT9 7BL
    United Kingdom
    • Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 2233
    • Fax: +44 (0)28 9097 2328



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    Frequent Journals

    • Journal of Advanced Nursing

      ISSNs: 0309-2402

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1365-2648


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.37 SJR 1.052 SNIP 1.442


    • Journal of Clinical Nursing

      ISSNs: 0962-1067


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.71 SJR 0.76 SNIP 1.087


    • European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

      ISSNs: 1474-5151


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.17 SJR 0.945 SNIP 1.005


    • Palliative Medicine

      ISSNs: 0269-2163

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-030X

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 3.7 SJR 2.29 SNIP 2.135


    • British Journal of Nursing

      ISSNs: 0966-0461

      MA Healthcare Ltd

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.42 SJR 0.332 SNIP 0.499


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