Academic Department of Surgery, Western Health
Research Group Leader :Associate Professor Justin Yeung
Our key research focus, here at Western Health, is on the optimisation of cancer treatment outcomes, in particular following colorectal cancer surgery..
Advanced Limb Reconstruction
Research Group Leader : Professor Peter Choong
Our research, here at St Vincent's Hospital, addresses a spectrum of conditions including degeneration, tumour, trauma and infection, and is divided into clinical, tissue engineering , bioengineering , and robotics streams.
Biomedical Engineering for Cochlear Implants
Research Group Leader : Dr Carrie Newbold
Our research, at the Royal Eye and Ear Hospital, works toward improving the safety, efficiency and efficacy of electrical stimulation of the electrode-neural interface, in particular that of the auditory nerve.
Brain Tumour Biology and Therapies
Research Group Leader : Professor Andrew H. Kaye
Our research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, has focused on investigating an innovative way of using lasers to selectively kill brain tumour cells while not harming the adjacent normal brain.
- Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers in patients with vasospasm secondary to subarachnoid haemorrhage
- Molecular Mechanisms of Tumour Resistance Laboratory
- Regulation of invadopodium function and involvement in cancer cell invasion
- Serum biomarkers of brain cancer
- The role of invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics
- Use of Connexin43 peptides as a treatment for glioma
Cancer Biology Research Group
Research Group Leader : Graham Baldwin
Our research, at Austin Health, has focused on the role of precursors of the peptide hormone gastrin as growth factors in colon cancer.
Cancer Signalling Research Laboratory
Research Group Leader : Hong-Jian Zhu
Located at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, the focus is on discovering the molecular signalling pathways regulating cancer cell development.
Cellular Reprogramming Group
Research Group Leader : Dr Raymond Wong
Located at the Royal Eye and Ear Hospital, our research works toward generating patient-specific iPSCs and developing methods to differentiate pluripotent stem cells into retinal ganglion cells (RGCs).
Clinical Trials Research Centre, Centre for Eye Research Australia
Research Group Leader : Professor Lyndell Lim
Here at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, our team runs both investigator initiated and sponsored clinical trials that aim to investigate new treatments in a variety of ophthalmic diseases.
Welcome to the Centre for Research Excellence in Total Joint Replacement - OPUS
Primarily located at St Vincent's Hospital in Fitzroy, the NHMRC funded project will endevous to OPtimise oUtcomes, equity, cost effectiveness and patient Selection (OPUS) in Total Joint Replacement. It will transform the research and practice landscape of joint replacement surgery, and promote critically needed stewardship to optimise management for better outcomes and reduced costs for this high volume and expensive procedure through the help of clinical and academic specialists in the field, both nationally and internationally
Cytoprotection Pharmacology Research
Research Group Leader : Professor Greg Dusting
Our research at the Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, encompasses research into new treatments for vision threatening retinal disease, as well as stem cells and tissue engineering in heart repair.
Glaucoma Research Laboratory
Research Group Leader : Professor Jonathan Crowston
Located at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, our researchers overall goal is to define structural and functional markers of retinal ganglion cell health that accurately distinguish fast and slow progressors in the longer term.
Research Group Leader : Dr Karina Needham
Our research, conducted at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, is focused on hearing loss, therapeutic interventions, and the contribution of ion channels to auditory function and neuropathy.
Hearing Regeneration and Protection
Research Group Leader: Professor Stephen O'Leary
A major focus of our work at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is developing therapies to protect residual hearing and minimise hearing loss and tissue response after cochlear implantation
Honorary Appointments’ Research Projects
The Department of Surgery values the contribution that our Honorary staff make through their teaching, research, and clinical leadership and service to the department and the Melbourne Medical School .
Indigenous Ear Health
Research Group Leader : Professor Stephen O'Leary
Located at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, our researchers are committed to reducing the burden of ear disease amongst Indigenous children.
Research Group Leader : Christopher Christophi
Located at Austin Health, the Research group is focused on hepatobiliary diseases with particular emphasis on liver cancers.
Macular Research Unit
Research Group Leader : Professor Robyn Guymer
Here at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital our research focus is on the most common cause of vision impairment in people aged over 50 years in Australia - Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)..
Research Group Leader : Associate Professor Alice Pébay
Neuroregeneration research at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital focuses on the study of stem cells for modelling diseases, aspects of development and regeneration.
Ocular Biomarkers, Bioenergetics and Angiogenesis Research Group
Research Group Leader : Dr Peter van Wijngaarden
Our research in the Department of Ophthalmology, is focussed on the interface between the eye and systemic disease.
Research Group Leader : Prof Paul N Baird
Research in the Ocular Genetics lab, in the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, focuses on using a range of cutting edge genetic techniques combined with informatics to identify gene and environmental determinants of common complex eye diseases.
Ophthalmic Epidemiology Group
Research Group Leader : Professor Mingguang He
The Ophthalmic Epidemiology group, located at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, conduct clinical and epidemiologic research in eye and vision-related diseases including myopia, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, twin studies and relevant instruments and technologies.
Prostate Cancer Research Group
Research Group Leader : Christopher Hovens
Our research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital uses in-depth genomic analysis to identify the origins of candidate subclones contributing to metastasis and decrypt drivers of tumour subclonal expansion.
Research at Epworth
Research Group Leader: Professor Richard de Steiger
The principal research interests of the Department of Surgery at Epworth HealthCare are focused on musculoskeletal disease. There are three broad areas of research; inflammatory mechanisms of knee osteoarthritis, biomechanics of healthy and replaced knee joints and health services and patient outcomes
Spinal Biology Laboratory
Research Group Leader : Gerald Quan
The Spinal Biology Laboratory, located at Austin Health, is focused on two key areas; spinal cancer and traumatic spinal cord injury.
Ultrasound Education Group
Research themes include a wide range of ultrasound including transoesophageal echocardiography for cardiac surgery, clinical point of care diagnostic ultrasound of heart, lungs, abdomen, vascular, invasive procedures, and new techniques.
Virtual Reality Surgery Simulation
Research Group Leader : Professor Stephen O'Leary
This group brings together researchers from the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Engineering and Education, to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, to define the role of simulation in surgical training.