The Centre for Integrated Critical Care promotes multi-centre research with the Departments of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine at the 20 hospitals affiliated with the University. We engage in collaborative and translational research with other clinical and biomedicine departments, Clinical Trials Networks, government and industry.
Our research priorities are grouped within several key themes, encompassing elements of all critical care disciplines. This multidisciplinary approach aims to increase the opportunities for researchers to collaborate and develop evidence-based, patient-focussed integrated models of care, based on demonstrated clinical and cost effectiveness, where a clear need has been identified.View
An overview of current research activity across our network, ranging from audits and observational studies to large clinical trials and our multidisciplinary program to increase research equity for culturally and linguistically diverse patients.View
Our post-graduate coursework degrees are tailored to the workforce needs of the critical care community.VIEW
Graduate Research Degrees
The graduate research degrees offered by the Melbourne Medical School are the perfect way to begin or progress your career. Current PhD students are conducting research on diverse topics, from frailty to meta analyses and publication outcomes; environmental costs of critical care to non anaemic iron deficiency.VIEW
The Centre for Integrated Critical Care offers a range of short courses and workshops to support workforce development in critical care.VIEW
Welcome to the Centre for Integrated Critical Care
The Centre for Integrated Critical Care brings together the three key disciplines that manage high risk and critically ill adults and children: anaesthesia; emergency medicine; and intensive care.
We strive to lead in policy and practice to improve the safety and quality of clinical care across the patient journey through internationally recognised, integrated academic research, education and engagement in the care of high risk and critically ill patients before, during and after their hospital stay.
“Integrating acute care to improve patient outcomes globally”
The Centre for Integrated Critical Care will improve the health and wellbeing of critically ill and high-risk patients by:
- integrating critical care practice, research and education
- providing evidence-based care for the acute patient from the beginning to the end of the patient journey
- leading critical care innovation and practice globally.
The leadership team of Professor Rinaldo Bellomo (Professor of Intensive Care), Professor David Story (Professor and Chair of Anaesthesia) and Professor George Braitberg (Professor of Emergency Medicine) oversee the three, integrated research streams, harnessing the expertise of a large network of critical care specialists undertaking clinical care, research and education at 15 University-affiliated hospitals.