The Department undertakes basic and clinical research, research training and teaching of the highest international quality relevant to radiology, and promotes research lead improvement in clinical practice and outcomes.
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.View
An overview of the research interests within the department and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
Mental Health Program
The University of Melbourne's Mental Health PhD programView
Honours and Masters by Coursework
See our project guide for a wide range of available Honours and Masters projects.
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.
We welcome applications for honorary appointments from individuals who make a significant, sustained contribution to the Department of Radiology in at least two of the three following areas: Learning and Teaching; Research; and Leadership.Contact us
Our alumni community unites health professionals from around the world. Stay connected with this global network and access alumni benefits, news, exclusive events and more.View
There are many ways to support the work of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, including donations that support students and academics, or gifts of valuable memorabilia that enrich our museums. We are grateful to our donors for their help creating scholarships, supporting ground-breaking research, building important partnerships and assisting community engagement.View
As Head of the Department of Radiology it is my pleasure to welcome you. The Department consists of all University of Melbourne Radiology Departments including Austin Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Peter MacCallum, Royal Children’s Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, and Western Hospital. The Department also includes the Melbourne Brain Centre Imaging Unit (MBCIU) in the Melbourne Brain Centre where our state-of-the-art PET-CT scanner and 7T MRI scanner are located and the Centre for Research Excellence in Neuroimaging led by Professor Roland Bammer.
We are proud to be the first established University Department of Radiology in Australia in 1965, with the appointment of William S C Hare as the Foundation Edgar Rouse Professor. We offer the highest quality of clinical care in medical imaging, collaborative research and clinical trial opportunities for our patients and radiologists, and unparalleled educational experiences for students and professionals in radiology.
The Department provides teaching to the Melbourne Medical School’s flagship course, the Doctor of Medicine, and offers the Master of Medicine (Radiology) to trainees in accredited Radiology training positions across Victoria. The postgraduate qualification has been carefully designed to meet the educational requirements of both the University and Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.
Please feel free to browse our website and contact us for further information on our education and research opportunities in Radiology.
Professor Patricia Desmond
Head of Department of Radiology
Transforming patient care with collaborative imaging research
The Department of Radiology will improve translational research imaging capabilities and capacity through:
- Maximising research collaboration between sites and with our clinicians
- Providing research opportunities and support for our members
- Building the next generation of imaging researchers and clinician-scientists in imaging
- Maximising imaging capabilities of the 7T MRI
- Harnessing big data in imaging through collaboration with the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health
- Enhanced engagement including interfaculty (Engineering and Science), established international imaging alliances, and opportunities presented by the Centre for Research Excellence in Neuroimaging
- Enhanced education, training and professional development opportunities for a highly skilled imaging workforce and engagement with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Our team combines excellence in all aspects of modern diagnostic and interventional imaging. We rely heavily on the contributions of our large team associated with the discipline of Radiology.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Melbourne Medical School is proud to foster a vibrant and inclusive culture delivering initiatives that value and support diversity.
For more information contact:
Department of Radiology
Melbourne Medical School
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Parkville, Vic, 3010, AUSTRALIA
General enquiries: +61 3 9035 3364