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.

Schools and depts

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

Salaried academic


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 a graduate research supervisor.

Research Income

The Faculty's reported annual research income exceeds $387 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

The Faculty's researchers publish more than 6000 research papers every year. From 2015-2020, more than 50% of our published publications include an international collaborator with an overall field-weighted citation impact of 2.54. More than 20% of our publications are in the top 10% most cited publications worldwide (Scival).


The University of Melbourne is Australia's number 1 University in the Times Higher Education ranking of clinical, pre-clinical and health (=11 in the world). In the Shanghai Jiao Tong 2021 subject rankings, The University of Melbourne is ranked 14 in the world in clinical medicine, and 16 in the world in public health.

Read more about University of Melbourne rankings.