Surgery at Northern Health

About Us

The Department of Surgery presence within The Northern Centre for Health Education & Research (NCHER) at Northern Health is central in promoting collaboration across education and research whilst improving out-comes for patients by promoting new translational research and safe service delivery in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.


PC2 Accredited Research Laboratory

The NCHER laboratory offer state of the art equipment enabling researchers to conduct their research with minimal disruption. The laboratory is an internally certified Physical Containment 2 laboratory allowing researchers to work with risk group 2 agents, in particular clinical trials research where blood is collected, analysed and stored.
We have a dedicated Biosafety Cabinet for risk group 2 work. There is also a dedicated tissue culture room and an array of 4 degree fridges and -20/ -80 freezers for storage of samples.  Further laboratory equipment includes:

  • UV/VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Fluoroskan Ascent Plate Reader
  • Fumehood
  • CO2 Incubator
  • MilliQ water system
  • Oven
  • 4 Degree Freezers

Lecture Theatres, Seminar Rooms and Tutorial Teaching Spaces.  Simulation Centre—the state of the art facility is fully equipped to replicate real life situations where practical clinical skills are essential.  Clinical rooms are also available for use.


NCHER Laboratory

Simulation Centre

Simulation Centre

Contact Us

Precinct Executive Administrator

Michelle Marcola
Ph:  +61 3 8468 0664

Location:  Northern Centre for Health Education and Research (NCHER),
Level 2, West Wing
185 Cooper St,
Epping, Vic, 3076