The Department of Medicine at the RMH is a large and diverse division of the Melbourne Medical School that undertakes clinically-relevant research and research training across the spectrum of bench-to-bedside, including outcomes and health practice research. The objectives of the Department are to provide clinical and research leadership from the interface of basic science and clinical medicine across the medical disciplines, to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students, to perform high quality research, and to provide leadership in national medical and scientific bodies. The Department is embedded within The Royal Melbourne Hospital and associated Institutes and Centres, including the Melbourne Brain Centre, the Doherty Institute and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, having it ideally placed to translate the outcomes of research into improvements in clinical practice. The Department has students enrolled in Bachelor of Science/Biomedicine (Hons), Master of Science/Biomedicine, Master of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Biomedical Science, and students undertaking the Scholarly Selective component of the new medical curriculum leading to the degree of Doctor of Medicine. The Department also regularly hosts students for research training on exchange from other Australian and International Universities.
Our Academic Lead
Prof Stephen Rogerson, MBBS (Adelaide), FRACP, DTM&H (Liverpool), PhD is the Academic Lead, Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital. He leads a research group located in the Doherty Institute, which focuses on malaria in pregnant women and young children. Apart from clinical trials of malaria prevention, his main interest is in the pathogenesis of, and immunity to, malaria due to the parasite Plasmodium falciparum. His work has strong links to sites in Malawi and Papua New Guinea, in particular. He is also the lead investigator on the Australian Centre of Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination, which brings together Australian and regional expertise around the surveillance, diagnosis and treatment of malaria, together with cutting edge approaches to the modelling and mapping of aspects of malaria detection and treatment.
Key Research Areas
Research at Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, spans across a variety of translational medicine disciplines including: arthritis and inflammation, endocrinology, epilepsy and neuropharmacology, gastrointestinal cancer, international and immigrant health, malaria, multiple sclerosis, personalised medicine, rheumatology, stroke imaging, bionics devices and women's health.
Department of Medicine at Royal Melbourne Hospital
The University of Melbourne
4th Floor, Clinical Sciences Building
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville, Vic. 3050 AUSTRALIA
Tel: + 61 3 8344 6252 / Fax: +61 3 9347 1863