Working in close partnership with the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), the Department of Paediatrics supports research in all sub-speciality areas of paediatrics (newborn, child, adolescent) medicine, surgery and allied health, across the arenas of clinical, public health and laboratory research - all with the common goal of improving the health outcomes for children today and in the future.
Our research is encompassed within several broad research themes. This multidisciplinary approach aims to increase the opportunities for researchers to collaborate on projects that span common themes.
An overview of the research interests within the Department and the project work being carried out by our research groups.
Honours & Masters Research
We offer research-based courses at Honours and Masters level with a focus on Molecular Biology of Human Development & Disease.
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.