Research Students

Melbourne Children's Graduate Programs

All research students on the Melbourne Children’s Campus are supported by the Melbourne Children’s Graduate Programs team.  With an aim of producing the highest quality research graduates, we provide comprehensive support and training for both students and supervisors in order to provide the best possible environment for success as a research student.  The emphasis is on quality – of students, of supervision and of research training.  

Whether based in the Department, at the Royal Children's Hospital, at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, or elsewhere, support for students is a priority.

Research students must familiarise themselves with both the University’s Graduate Research Training Policy and policies and procedures of the Melbourne Children’s Campus.

University policies and procedures, including making changes to your candidature can be found on the Graduate Research Hub.


To help you find your feet, all students receive an induction to the campus by the Graduate Programs team on commencement.  Comprehensive orientation sessions are held twice each year to tell you everything you need to know about being a research student on the campus.


There are a number of scholarships available  to assist research students during their studies.

Postgraduate Retreat

The Melbourne Children’s Research Student Association runs annual two day retreat for postgraduate research students.  Sponsored by the Department, all accommodation and meals are provided.


The 3MT, a 3 minute presentation supported by a single powerpoint slide, is an important component of your research degree on the campus.  A research communication competition, the 3MT is designed to develop academic and research communication skills by reducing complex research down to simple lay statements in just three minutes.

Melbourne Children's Graduate Programs Committee

Oversight of research students is the responsibility of the Melbourne Children’s Graduate Programs Committee.

Key Contacts

  • Carmen Van Tiggel ph +613 9345 7021
  • Helen D’Cruz +613 9345 6671
  • Hiroko Miyano +613 9345 4145