The CNSA Research committee was inaugurated in 2009. Membership is made up of the Chair and three committee members representing public and private clinical and academic institutions. All members have Masters or PhD qualifications. The research committee meets at CNSA Winter Congress and ad hoc to review research grants and requests for CNSA Membership research participation. The research committee offers annual research grants and in 2012 also administered a PC4/CNSA Research Grant to the value of $10,000, funded by PC4.
What is our role?
To advise and support the CNSA National Executive on matters relating to cancer control research
To support the objectives of CNSA to promote excellence in cancer control and care through research and the translation of research into practice
What does the Research Committee do?
Provide expert knowledge, advice and information relevant to cancer nursing research
Develop and implement process and guidelines for the review of research proposals seeking CNSA membership participation
Provide guidance for research initiatives to meet CNSA’s objectives to promote excellence in cancer care as they align with CNSA strategic priorities
Review CNSA research grant applications
Act as a knowledgeable resource for the NEC by collaborating with relevant CNSA sub committees and membership
Collaborate with external research groups
Active promotion of relevant research grants and opportunities that may be of interest to CNSA members.
Chairperson: Moira Stephens (NSW)
Leanne Monterosso (WA)
Emma Cohen (VIC)
Kim Alexander (QLD)
Nicole Gavin (QLD)
Ruth McConigley (WA)
Kate Cameron (SA)
Annual CNSA Research Grant
CNSA offers a Research Grant Program to support the development of cancer nursing. The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to nurses to facilitate research in the area of cancer nursing that will contribute to improvements in the care of people with cancer. Research grant applications close 30 June each year.
Download CNSA Research Grant information
EXTERNAL RESEARCHERS WISHING TO RECRUIT CNSA MEMBERS AS RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS
Researchers are advised to contact the Chair of the Research Committee during the proposal development phase to obtain in principle support for use of the CNSA membership as research participants
Once the proposal has received institutional ethical approval, the researcher should submit the proposal for review by the CNSA Research Committee. Please submit all enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
The committee uses a circular review process for applications submitted by external researchers. The following documentation should be sent with an explanatory email to the Chair of the Research Committee:
Instruments including surveys
Copies of institutional ethical approval letters