Research > Joan Donley Midwifery Research Collaboration

The NZCOM research strategy sets the direction for the College's research programme. The Joan Donley Midwifery Research Collaboration (JDMRC) provides the framework and secretarial support for all the research undertaken by the College.

Joan Donley Midwifery Research Collaboration

In development since 1998 and established in 2001, the Joan Donley Midwifery Research Collaboration (JDMRC) is the evidence, or research, arm of the College.

Set up in honour of Joan Donley's commitment to an evidence-based midwifery profession, its core purpose is to promote development of midwifery research and thereby the provision of evidence for practice in the unique New Zealand maternity service context.

The JDMRC provides a mechanism for collaboration between researchers, midwifery educators, schools of midwifery, universities, hospitals, district health boards and the profession to evaluate and research the effectiveness and appropriateness of midwifery practice and policy.