The Department has developed to be a leading international player in hearing research, largely due to its role in the development and improvement of cochlear implants and their application.
School Research Themes
The School has clustered the broad array of research activities in its five departments into six areas of excellence which cross the boundaries of disciplines and settings. While each area is distinct, a common characteristic is a focus on disease prevention and the promotion and protection of health and wellbeing.
Although clinical research in the cochlear implant field remains a major activity and continues to have a significant international impact, the Department has fostered a diversification of research interests to include additional aspects of hearing, speech, language and vestibular function.
The Department has a large cohort of research higher degree students and strives to create a climate of research excellence and leadership within the profession through fostering student publication and scholarly presentations. The Department's research higher degree students are well supported with quality supervision and resources with excellent student completion rates.
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.