Using cutting-edge technologies, our research covers a diverse range of topics involving interdisciplinary collaborations, focusing on current and potential clinical applications.
Medicine at Austin Health
The University of Melbourne has a very close working relationship with Austin Health to enhance patient care, teaching, research and research translation. We have research laboratories located at two major hospitals in the north-east of Melbourne: the Austin Hospital and the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital in Heidelberg. Research at Austin spans diverse areas of biomedical research covering cancer, cardiovascular disease, endocrinology, genetics, neurosciences and pharmacology.
Medicine at Royal Melbourne Hospital
The objectives of Medicine @ Royal Melbourne are to provide clinical and research leadership from the interface of basic science and clinical medicine across the medical disciplines, to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students, to perform high quality research, and to provide leadership in national medical and scientific bodies.
Medicine at St Vincent's Hospital
Medicine at St Vincent's Hospital undertakes basic, clinical and applied research in a range of areas. Driven by clinical questions, the ultimate goal of our research is to improve the treatment of human disease. To this end, our work covers aspects of the basic mechanisms of biology and physiology, clinical and community-based epidemiology, clinical neurosciences, infection and immunity, as well as clinical trials of new therapies and devices.
Medicine at Western Health
Medicine at the Western Health conducts high quality research into acute and chronic diseases common in the western suburbs of Melbourne. We are a multidisciplinary group who has extensive experience in the design and conduct of large-scale, clinical randomised controlled trials, and public health and translational research.
High quality research involving both national and international collaboration is carried out within the department. Neuroradiology research is carried out by staff within the University and The Royal Melbourne Hospital using the facilities provided in the Brain Imaging Laboratory within the Radiology Department.
Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit (APPMU)
The Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit (APPMU) promotes multi-centre research with the Departments of Anaesthesia at the 14 hospitals affiliated with the University. Areas of particular interest include measures to improve long term patient recovery after surgery through evidence-based perioperative care and pain medicine.