About Research in the Faculty

Size of the Faculty

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is the largest Faculty at the University of Melbourne.

Six MDHS Schools32 MDHS departments centres institutes

Research is conducted 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. To find out more about research and research opportunities, visit the school and department websites.

Faculty Researchers

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The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences employs over 5000 researchers working across a wide range of disciplines. The University of Melbourne profiles its research staff in Find an Expert. You can search and browse Find an Expert to explore the scope of expertise at the University, and to find graduate research supervisors.

Research Income

Research income over $219 million annually

The Faculty's reported annual research income exceeds $219 million dollars, supporting projects funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Australian Research Council and through other national and international funders.

Research Publications

Over 4000 publications

The Faculty's researchers publish more than 4000 research papers every year. From 2014-2016 (to July), Almost 50% of our published articles and reviews include an international collaborator and over 15% are in the world top 10% most cited (Web of Science InCites).


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The University of Melbourne is Australia's number 1 University in the Times Higher Education ranking of clinical, pre-clinical and health (9 in the world), and in the Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking of clinical medicine (19 in the world).

Read more about University of Melbourne rankings.