Victorian Association of Research Nurses SIG

Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups meetings, Events and Conferences


Sean Hosking President

Trish O'Hara ANMF (Vic Branch) Professional Officer
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To promote the recognition of nurses working in research over a wide variety of settings, roles and functions and to raise the public and professional profile of nurses in research.



  • To provide an environment in which research nurses can network, exchange ideas, seek information, provide education and investigate issues of concern.
  • To provide a united voice for research nurses.
  • Encouragement and provision of an avenue for personal and professional communication between research nurses in Victoria.


Annual Education Dinner meetings are held in the middle of the year, and our Professional Development Day is held in Sept/Oct. These are not only great educational opportunities, but are also a great forum for networking and encouraging peer discussion.

SIG meetings and conferences can be found using the blue 'search event' button.

Download the VARN membership form for 2016

VARN Glossary

VARN Resource List

Human Research Ethics

Victorian Government information about Human Research Ethics