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

2020 Research Title Primary Researcher
2019 Research Title Primary Researcher

Forensic nursing education program for interpersonal violence related presentations

Melanie Brown
Stressors and coping strategies for emergency department nurses in New South Wales of Australia Ali Alomari
Invitation to participate in NHMRC research project: Mental Health in the ED Prof Julia Crilly
2018 Research Title Primary Researcher 
Emergency nurses preparedness to care for paediatric patients Chanika Perera
What are your experiences of death, dying and end of life care within the emergency department  Tomi Adesina
Improving the knowledge and skills of emergency department and mental health nurses to work therapeutically with patients who self-injure /wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Self_Injury_Project_CENA_report_25092019.pdf Irene Ngune
Exploring the perceived disaster preparedness of emergency department (ED) nurses who in regional and rural New South Wales (NSW)
Exploring stress resilience among emergency personnel Joanne Porter
Emergency nurse’s preparedness for paediatric emergencies   Perera, C
 Disaster Education and Training for Australian Nursing Students: A Delphi Study Winnie Ituma
Clinician perceptions on the use of patient controlled analgesia in the ED  Natasya Raja
2017 Research Title Primary Researcher 
CBRNE Knowledge & preparedness among Australian ED staff Hammad, K, PhD
Nurses experiences with interruptions Gao, J, PhD Candidate
Nurses and doctors perceptions and experiences in providing end-of-life care in emergency department settings Giles, Dr Tracey
Reintroducing Practical logic to the use of PPE: A Video Survey Gilbert, Prof. Lyn
An exploration of a nursing role in Emergency Department waiting rooms Innes, K
Revealing the Roadblocks in STEMI management Martin, L
Nurses’ experience of the death of a child in the Emergency Department Copnell, B
Demystifying the role of the ED Clinical Nurse Specialist  Morphet, J; Jones, T; Dunshea, K