Dean's message

"We want to improve the human condition. That is our vision - it has no expiration date."

Professor Christina Mitchell, Academic Vice-President and Dean, Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

Welcome to Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

We want to improve the human condition. That is our vision - it has no expiration date. By educating the future and current healthcare workforce, and by undertaking medical research, both discovery and clinical, our staff, students and alumni directly improve quality of life.

This Faculty is the largest at Monash, and also offers the most comprehensive suite of professional health training in Victoria, Australia. We consistently rank in the top 50 universities worldwide for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences.

We have contributed to advances in many crucial areas: in vitro fertilisation, obesity research, drug design, cardiovascular physiology, functional genomics, infectious diseases, inflammation, psychology, neurosciences, aged care training and mental health. A key driver of this success has been our ability to forge strong, sustained partnerships - from health care providers and industry to governments and other research institutions around the world.

We are a leading international medical research university, recognised for the breadth and depth of our work, for our commitment to translational research, for the quality and scale of our research capability, and as a thriving biotechnology hub.

Monash is a global university, with local campuses across Victoria and international locations across Malaysia, China, Italy, India and Indonesia. The communities within which we live and work here and abroad matter to us deeply. We recognise that issues of diversity, inclusion and access are global challenges, and we empower our staff and students to improve outcomes at a local level. This faculty is committed to promoting a culture that ensures equal opportunity for women and people of diverse backgrounds in the workplace. Here in Australia, we work with Indigenous people to achieve their health equity and to develop capacity so that many more Indigenous Australians can join the healthcare workforce.

Monash is the only Australian member of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres, a network of international organisations committed to improving global health through research collaboration.

Professor Christina Mitchell, Academic Vice-President and Dean, Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences