Our many valued members of staff, partners and collaborators support the desire to transform health systems and healthcare delivery, reduce the costs of those systems, and improve the lives of individuals and communities locally and globally. The Faculty's research themes include;
Cancer in all its forms, encompasses research, prevention, detection, treatment, care and health system transformation to address this most significant burden of disease
Child Health which encompasses the whole-of-life continuum from the early life environment through adolescence and reproductive potential in order to optimise whole life health
Infection and Immunology
Immunology and Infection including basic research, translation and public health, informed by those diseases which have a global and significant burden
Neuroscience which includes research in the fields of neuroscience, psychiatry, mental health and the study of basic psychological processes
Research by School
An overview of the research interests within the schools.
We are passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of scientists. A range of research degrees are offered at Master and Doctorate level.
Faculty Research in a snapshot
Find out about where research happens. Learn about the Faculty's wide range of research expertise.
Interested in a research career at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences?
Hear from our current researchers about their experiences and why they chose to do their research at The University of Melbourne.
Internal Grants and Fellowships
The University manages a number of internal grant schemes. In addition to these centrally run schemes, there are a number of funding opportunities that are available exclusively to researchers within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. These include fellowship establishment grants, a Faculty fellowship and a grant support scheme. The Faculty also administers a number of the Faculty Trust Fellowships.
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.