Medical Research Themes
Our many valued members of staff, partners and collaborators support the desire to transform health systems and healthcare delivery, reduce the costs of those systems, and improve the lives of individuals and communities locally and globally. The School's research themes include;
Ageing aims to understand the processes and mechanisms that underlie the ageing process.
Cancer in Medicine
Cancer in all its forms, encompasses research, prevention, detection, treatment, care and health system transformation to address this most significant burden of disease.
The School has a varied and strong research history into cardiometabolic diseases, covering conditions including diabetes, obesity, heart disease and different cardiac pathologies. We conduct cutting-edge research, translating into practical outcomes through our strong links and embedding within leading hospitals in Melbourne, with many of our leading researchers also being clinical practitioners allowing them to directly apply their research in their clinical practice.
Child Health in Medicine
Child Health which encompasses the whole-of-life continuum from the early life environment through adolescence and reproductive potential in order to optimise whole life health.
Research in Critical Care integrates the cross-cutting disciplines of emergency medicine, anaesthesia and intensive care to influence policy and practice for improved safety, quality, and cost effectiveness of caring for the critically ill.
Infectious Diseases and Immunity
Musculoskeletal diseases are identified as the second greatest cause of disability throughout the world and include conditions such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia and arthritis. Researchers are part of cross-functional and collaborative teams to study conditions related to disorders of the bone, muscle and joint for improvement in disease prevention and evidence-based care.
Neuroscience & Psychiatry
Neurosciences research seeks to understand how the nervous system develops and functions, in health and disease, allowing us to experience and actively participate in our world. This includes a cross-disciplinary approach integrating pure and applied disciplines to improve the lives of people with psychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions. These programs are supported by an array of methodologies and platform technologies from biostatistics and epidemiology, to genomics and proteomics.
Women’s Health research examines common health issues that affect the health and wellbeing of women and aims to optimise health and wellbeing. Our research utilizes a wide range of basic, clinical and epidemiological approaches in obstetrics and gynaecology to further understand a variety of common conditions including complications of pregnancy, reproductive health (particularly heavy menstrual bleeding, endometriosis, menopause and women’s cancers) and is multidisciplinary in scope