Prospective research students

Health and Biofutures researchers at Monash University warmly encourage applications from students wishing to secure a PhD or Masters qualification in the social sciences applied to health and medicine.

We lead projects investigating the social, cultural and ethical dimensions of health, biomedicine and human reproduction in global context. Postgraduate study in this environment will provide you with access to our networks of national and international scholars, state of the art research methods supervision, and advice on publication.

Current and past post-graduate students research topics across the domain of health and society, including:

  • mental health services for asylum seekers and refugees
  • parenting a child experiencing severe distress
  • tobacco advertising in Indonesia
  • infertility among Pakistani Islamic men
  • news framing of sex differences in the brain
  • stem cell tourism in China
  • anti-ageing treatments in Australia
  • media coverage of illicit drugs such as LSD
  • affordances of stroke recovery in Malaysia
  • technologies for neurodegenerative diseases
  • disability and wellbeing
  • HIV and sexual health

Supervision arrangements

At Monash you normally have two supervisors (main and associate) who can be researchers linked with Health and Biofutures. You will normally be enrolled into the HDR administrative unit of your main supervisor. We can also help you find supervisors in other departments that fit with your research.

The research experience

Your research will normally be conducted over a three year period and involve research courses and seminars, literature reviews, fieldwork, data analysis and the preparation of your thesis.

Application help and advice

Please get in touch to discuss your post-graduate studies. We can provide advice on your project proposal and help orient you to the application process for the degree and related scholarship opportunities at Monash University.

Further information on eligibility and enrolment for candidature can be found here.