Medical Research by Department
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health Research Groups
Our research leverages the Baker Institute and University of Melbourne strengths in cardiometabolic capabilities and collaboration. Our researchers are committed to preventing, treating and managing cardiometabolic disorders, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. We will achieve this through research focused on discovery, innovation, clinical impact, population health and systems biology.
Clinical Pathology Research Groups
The Department of Clinical Pathology focuses on studying the genetic epidemiology, familial cancer predisposition, genomic pathology, patient matched modelling of drug response, cancer evolution and cancer genome discovery in rare and challenging malignancies.
Critical Care Research Groups
The Department of Critical Care promotes multi-centre research with the Departments of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine at the 20 hospitals affiliated with the University.
General Practice Research Groups
The General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre is home to the Primary Care Research Unit (PCRU). The PCRU is recognised for rigorous research programs, strong national and international collaborative research and a vibrant program of research higher degree training.
Infectious Diseases Research Groups
The Department of Infectious Diseases is the academic home of clinical and translational research in infectious diseases and will provide opportunities to enhance the success of our clinician-scientists as world leaders in infectious diseases.
Medical Education Research Groups
The Department of Medical Education investigates learning and teaching in health professional education, including curriculum design, assessment and evaluation, and student selection.
Medicine Research Groups
Using cutting-edge technologies, research in the Department of Medicine covers a diverse range of topics involving interdisciplinary collaborations, focusing on current and potential clinical applications.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Groups
Our researchers undertake a wide range of basic, clinical and epidemiological research in obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatal paediatrics.
Paediatrics Research Groups
We are a large and successful department within the Melbourne Medical School of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. We are committed to improving clinical care and health outcomes for children and adolescents via our extensive education, research and engagement activities.
Psychiatry Research Groups
The Department comprises various internationally recognised centres and units active in biological and translational psychiatry research.
Radiology Research Groups
Using cutting-edge technologies, research in the Department of Radiology covers a diverse range of topics involving interdisciplinary collaborations, focusing on current and potential clinical applications.
Rural Health Research Groups
Relationships with hospitals, communities and organisations in rural Victoria play a crucial role in research projects to improve the health and wellbeing of people in rural areas.
Surgery Research Groups
The Department of Surgery undertakes basic, translational, and clinical research across the range of specialties in surgery. The Department has a strong clinical and translational focus, being based across seven hospitals and with links to research institutes at those sites, with research focusing on a diverse range of surgical and biomedical interests.