Home Midwives Research



Midwifery practice in New Zealand is based on scientific, evidence-based research. The New Zealand College of Midwives Research Strategy defines how the College can continue to support increasing levels of New Zealand midwifery research and provides a cohesive framework of priority areas for the College’s involvement in research studies.

For the key points that summarise the Research Strategy, see below:

  • Supporting normal birth
  • Supporting and promoting the Midwifery profession
  • Supporting the health of women, babies and family/whānau
  • Informing practice, policy and service development
  • Identify and develop topics for research in relation to midwifery practice within the four priority areas
  • Promote collaboration and facilitate liaison between midwifery researchers nationally and internationally
  • Facilitate collaborative researcher with multi-disciplinary groups/researchers
  • Utilise College publications to promote New Zealand midwifery research
  • Continue to publish MMPO reports, and use MMPO data to inform policy and service development
  • Increase analysis of MMPO data and use to inform practice
  • Support New Zealand midwives to publish