Leading research that impacts locally, nationally and internationally.
School Research Themes
The School has clustered the broad array of research activities in its five departments into six Research Themes 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 is committed to improving social justice through the development and use of evidence by undertaking meaningful, applied research that addresses some of society's most pressing social concerns. To that end, researchers use a broad range of methodologies – from large database analytics and quantitative enquiry, to qualitative research that draws upon the experiences of individuals, groups and communities – across five different research groups.
Building on the strong reputation of the University of Melbourne as a research intensive university, the Department creates opportunities for its students to achieve research excellence and leadership. The Masters by research and PhD program provides training in diverse methodologies across a range of topic areas.
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.