The Centre for Critical Research in Nursing and Midwifery draws together researchers in nursing and midwifery within the School of Health and Education. CCRNM defines 'critical' as research approaches that challenge taken-for-granted norms and aim to expose structures of power and domination.
CCRNM aims to facilitate, co-ordinate and conduct high quality critical research in partnership with academic colleagues, healthcare providers, commissioners and other centres of excellence.
We believe that research approaches that challenge taken-for-granted norms and aim to expose structures of power and domination are needed when studying and seeking to influence nursing and midwifery within today's NHS environment and beyond. The Centre's mission is to become a prominent centre for such work.
Research carried out in the CCRNM seeks to understand, uncover, illuminate, transform and emancipate.
CCRNM provides a supportive and creative environment for doctoral research and welcomes applications for PhD and the Doctorate in Professional Studies (DProf) programmes. CCRNM currently supervises a range of part time and full time UK and international doctoral students
While we particularly welcome applications within the Centre's research themes, we will consider a wide range of doctoral projects within nursing and midwifery.
Researchers within CCRNM have well-established and mutually beneficial relationships with local and national NHS Trusts, Health Education North Central and East London (HENCEL), NHSE and other health and social care organisations and voluntary groups. We also work closely on collaborative research projects with international partners, including the University of Ghana, Health and Social Services Department (HSSD) Guernsey; Flinders University, Australia; Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand; University of Barcelona, Spain and the University of Southern Denmark.