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NZCOM Research Strategy

The purpose of this research strategy is to define how the College can continue to support increasing levels of New Zealand midwifery research and to provide a cohesive framework of priority areas for the College's involvement in research studies. To read the full research strategy click here.

Research priorities identified

  • Supporting Normal Birth
  • Supporting and promoting the Midwifery Profession
  • Supporting women's, babies and family/whanau health
  • Informing practice, policy and service development

The main objectives are to:

Undertake research that reflects these priority areas

  • Identify and develop topics for research in relation to midwifery practice within the four priority areas

Collaborate with research groups

  • Promote collaboration and facilitate liaison between midwifery researchers nationally and internationally
  • Facilitate collaborative researcher with multi-disciplinary groups/researchers

Support the development of midwifery research expertise

Publish, disseminate and utilise New Zealand midwifery research to inform practice, policy and service development

  • Utilise NZCOM 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