The Department's vision is to produce high quality world class research with community impact.
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.
The department has several internationally renowned researchers in the fields of musculoskeletal (Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine - CHESM), paediatrics, neurological rehabilitation, exercise oncology and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy.
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.
The Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine (CHESM)
houses a state-of-the-art movement research laboratory under the supervision of
a full time Biomechanics Director.
25th Anniversary of Physiotherapy Education at the University of Melbourne
This year the Department of Physiotherapy celebrates 25 years of excellence in physiotherapy education at the University of Melbourne.
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.