How to apply to access CENA membership for participation in research studies


The College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) strongly advocates evidence based emergency care to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. To achieve this CENA will promote the use of evidence to guide practice and support research in a variety of ways.

CENA will consider applications from researchers to access the College membership for the purposes of research. The researchers must complete an application which will be reviewed by the research committee to ensure that the study is robust, ethical and in the interests of our members.

The College will also consider other ways in which they can support research projects upon application to the research committee. Small grants may also be available to members to support a study that is considered of interest to emergency nurses.

For more information please contact the Chair of the Research sub-committee:

Access to the general membership list is available to researchers at a cost. The CENA membership database or any member details will not be made available to external groups. Research materials will be sent to members from our national office.

$500 for commercial entities
$250 for non-commercial entities
$100 for funded grants
$50 for individuals

A request to waive the fee can be made in writing to the Chair of the research subcommittee. The fee will be waived if the Chief Investigator is a CENA member.

Click here to  view the application process to access CENA membership for participation in research studies

Schedule for research dissemination to CENA members

Month Research Title Primary Researcher
January 2017 A review of the use of Medication Standing Orders in Australian EDs Melanie Morrow, MClinPharm Candidate, University of Queensland
February 2017 South Australian ED clinical staff experiences of an extreme weather event. Karen Hammad, Flinders University
March 2017 Demystifying the role of the ED Clinical Nurse Specialist Kevin Dunshea, Master of Nursing student, Monash University
April 2017 Nurses’ experience of the death of a child in the Emergency Department Dr Bev Copnell, Latrobe University
April 2017 Revealing the Roadblocks in STEMI management Lorelle Martin, PhD candidate, LaTrobe University
May 2017 An exploration of a nursing role in Emergency Department waiting rooms Kelli Innes, PhD Candidate, University of Technology Sydney
June 2017 Reintroducing Practical Logic to the Use of PPE: A Video Survey Professor Lyn Gilbert, University of Sydney
July 2017 Nurses’ and doctors’ perceptions and experiences in providing end-of-life care in emergency department settings. Dr Tracey Giles, Flinders University
August 2017 Nurses experiences with interruptions Jonathon Giles, PhD Candidate, Griffith University
September 2017
October 2017
November 2017 CBRNE knowledge & preparedness among Australian ED staff Dr Karen Hammad, Flinders University
December 2017   Available
January 2018
February 2018 Emergency nurses preparedness to care for paediatric patients  Chanika Perera
March 2018
April 2018 Exploring stress resilience among emergency personnel  Dr Mesango; Samantha Armstrong
Exploring the perceived disaster preparedness of emergency department (ED) nurses who work in regional and rural New South Wales (NSW). Alison Hutton; Catherine Brewer
Improving the knowledge and skills of emergency department and mental health nurses to work therapeutically with patients who self-injure Dianne Wynaden
May 2018  Available
June 2018 What are your experiences of death, dying and end of life care within the emergency department? Tomi Adesina
July 2018  Disaster Education and Training for Australian Nursing Students: A Delphi Study Winnie Ituma
August 2018  Available
September 2018  Available
October 2018  Available
November 2018  Available
December 2018  Available