Our Research Projects

Health and Wellbeing

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Healthcare Systems

Driving Change in Healthcare

The question of how to integrate new research findings and education in healthcare is crucial for ensuring optimal patient care and the sustainability of our healthcare systems.

Many of these systems, including those ranked among the best in the world, are faced with rising pressures from the overuse, underuse, different use and waste of healthcare practices and services with varying outcomes.

An interdisciplinary team of experts at Monash and Warwick have united to lead a local and international program of research and education to revolutionise healthcare improvement.


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Physical Health

Building a research community of global excellence through drug discoveries

Our commitment to a stable, ongoing partnership enables both institutions to strategically plan, develop and harness capabilities in world-relevant fields.

One such field is polymer chemistry where the need for polymers stretches across global priorities in energy, food security, innovative manufacturing, and science and technology for health.

The Alliance has developed a joint strategy to establish a world-class collaborative polymer chemistry research programme that brings together talented researchers, facilities and networks to leverage existing and new capabilities.

Project Title Monash University
Principal Investigator
University of Warwick
Principal Investigator
Phage therapy - a viable therapy for urinary tract infections, pneumonia, bloodstream infections and inflammatory bowel diseaseProfessor Trevor LithgowDr Eleanor Jameson
Penicillin binding proteins and peptidoglycan structure in Clostridium difficileProfesor Dena LyrasProfessor David Roper 
Improving the efficacy and efficiency of cancer drug treatmentsProfessor Colin PoutonProfessor Sebastien Perrier
Understanding the cascade of care in tuberculosis patients: A focus in migrantsDr Shaun Lee (Monash University, Malaysia) Professor Jason Madan
Identification of diagnostic markers for severe disease risk in Helicobacter pylori-infected patientsDr Terry Kwok-SchueleinProfessor Mark Achtman
Development of a scale-up human eye model to investigate aqueous humour hydrodynamics due to outflow obstruction within the trabecular meshworkDr Ooi Ean Hin (Monash University, Malaysia) Dr Isaac Kuo-Kang Liu
Engineering Cardiovascular SystemsProfessor Adrian NeildDr Jerome Charmet

Mental Health

Project Title Monash University
Principal Investigator
University of Warwick
Principal Investigator
Social networks among people with borderline personality disorder (BPD)Professor Jakob HohwyDr Lukasz Walasek
Behavioural activation - adolescents with mild-moderate intellectual disabilityProfessor Katrina WilliamsProfessor Richard Hastings
False Remembering in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Developing an Innovative Program of Research; The Monash-Warwick Trauma Memory and Law Research ProgramDr Laura JobsonDr Kimberley Wade

Energy, Materials and Technology

Energy Solutions

Project Title Monash University
Principal Investigator
University of Warwick
Principal Investigator
Developing efficient mechanisms for energy storage to create a greener futureDr Jie ZhangProfessor Patrick Unwin
Electrochemical nanoparticle formation in ionic liquids for catalytic applicationsDr Ekaterina PasDr Reinhard Maurer
Joint Research Development on Metal-Organic Frameworks Functionalised Silicon Anodes for Advanced Energy StorageProfessor Matthew HillDr John Low

Novel Materials

Project Title Monash University
Principal Investigator
University of Warwick
Principal Investigator
Sensing and catalysed destruction of chemical warfare agentsAssociate Professor Kellie TuckProfessor Michael Ward
Pilot forecast modelling for hydraulic performance of waste containment barriersDr Ahmad Mousa (Monash University, Malaysia) Dr Gary Fowmes

Cyber Technology and Security

Project Title Monash University
Principal Investigator
University of Warwick
Principal Investigator
Securing smart wearable devices from motion-based eavesdropping attacksDr Li LiDr Hongkai Wen

People, Communities and Cultures

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Developing innovative research-led educational teaching platforms

World history is a rapidly growing scholarly and teaching field in the humanities that seeks to understand the globalised and connected world in which we exist.

The Monash History program and Warwick Global History and Culture Centre have a longstanding relationship focused on delivering joint research and teaching in global history.

Project Title Monash University
Principal Investigator
University of Warwick
Principal Investigator
Inclusive Economies and Enduring Peace: The Transformative Role of Social ReproductionProfessor Jacqui TrueProfessor Shirin Rai
Improving Earth Systems Governance through “Purpose Ecosystems”Dr Wendy StubbsDr Frederik Dahlmann
Sustainable Development of Informal Settlements and Citarum Basin EcologiesProfessor Rob RavenProfessor Joao Porto de Albuquerque
Creating the possible: interdisciplinary methodologies for futures research, experimentation and impactProfessor Sarah PinkProfessor Noortje Marres
Beyond Autonomy: Understanding How New Social, Scientific and Technological Influences are Shaping the Future of FreedomDr Christopher WatkinDr Oliver Davis
Using behavioural economics to improve sexual healthDr Jason OngProfessor Daniel Read 
Harnessing community expertise in designing decision support systems to understand and act on food insecurity in local government settings in the UK and AustraliaDr Sue KleveDr Martine Barons