Our Research Institutes, Centres and Departments
Hosted at the Faculty are several groups which specialise in various research areas including brain research, youth mental health, infectious diseases, medical bionics, and research & development for Indigenous health professionals among other areas.
Centre for Youth Mental Health
CYMH have the experience and expertise of world leaders in the field of youth mental health, and have become an internationally renowned research centre. The Centre's work focuses on understanding the biological, psychological and social factors that influence onset, remission and relapse of mental illnesses in young people. CYMH acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands we are on and pays respect to their Elders past and present. CYMH recognises and respects their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationships to their ancestral lands, which continue to be important to The First Nations Peoples living today.
Department of Medical Biology
More than 140 PhD students work as part of research teams investigating important questions in medical research in this Department.
Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health
The Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health is home to Australia’s largest cohort of researchers investigating more than 20 diseases and disorders of the brain.
Medical Bionics Department
The Bionics Institute is an internationally recognised, independent medical research institute that solves medical challenges with technology. We lead the world in the research and development of innovative medical devices and therapies to improve human health.
Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
The Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health provides training and development programs for emerging and established Indigenous leaders.
The Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology
The co-location of research and research training capability with a hospital dedicated to cancer treatment, enables researchers and clinicians to work side-by-side to make significant contributions to basic research, translational research and clinical trials for cancer.
The University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research
Led by Professor Sean Grimmond, the University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research (UMCCR) aims to foster innovation and integration in cancer care, research, education and training to achieve a world-leading cancer centre and workforce. It brings together leading cancer researchers from across the University to enable collaboration that ultimately results in improved outcomes for cancer patients.
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity is an unincorporated joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, combining research, teaching, public health and reference laboratory services, diagnostic services and clinical care in infectious diseases and immunity.
- Dr Joanne van der Velden
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