Australia-New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZICS is internationally recognised for intensive care research undertaken through its Clinical Trials Group and patient databases, including the Adult Patient Database, the Paediatric Intensive Care Registry and Critical Care Resources. The Society is devoted to all aspects of intensive care medical practice through ongoing professional education, the provision of leadership in medical settings, clinical research and analysis of critical care resources.
The Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine delivers undergraduate teaching, research, postgraduate training, and educational symposia at Monash University’s three clinical schools, Alfred Health and affiliated hospitals. We provide a unique 24-hour in-house consultant service to patients and specialist units, which includes the State Trauma Service, the State Burns Service and cardiothoracic transplantation patients. Working across Monash teaching hospitals, our academic anaesthetists are involved with education and research covering all aspects of anaesthetic care, including clinical pharmacology and physiology, clinical neurophysiology, clinical research in acute and chronic pain states, and epidemiology.
The Monash Department of General Practice (DGP) is one of the largest general practice teaching departments in Australia, with over 30 full-time equivalent academic, research and professional staff. Our staff teach in one of the few remaining undergraduate medical courses in Australia, and are also involved in postgraduate studies and general practice and primary care research.
The Department of Physiotherapy at Monash is a young department with a strong research focus. Our staff are engaged in a variety of research activities and are committed to research-informed teaching. We have more than 20 PhD students and more than 30 honours (advanced research) students. We offer a range of online professional development courses, provides a paediatric physiotherapy specialism within the Masters of Advanced Health Care Practice and are in the process of developing further coursework degrees. In line with Monash’s international perspective and presence, we have developing links with overseas partners and growing international student enrolments.
Information Technology is changing the world; so are researchers in the Monash Faculty of IT. As you read this, one of our researchers is investigating how IT can better support medical care, productivity, or social inclusion. Or exploring IT's role in supporting sustainable practices in water, energy or the manufacturing and delivery of goods and services. Our collaboration with OXFAM, for example, is using mobile technology to improve quality of life for farmers in remote communities of Bangladesh. We’re busy and the world is benefiting.
The Insurance Work and Health (IWH) Research Group conducts applied research to support employers, insurers and government agencies make positive changes for the community. We focus on improving workforce health, and rehabilitation and return to work following injury and illness affecting work capacity. The group leads numerous large-scale applied research projects, within Australia and internationally, such as the Compensation Policy And Return to work Effectiveness project and the Centre of Research Excellence in Recovery after Road Traffic Injury.
Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) has an international reputation for innovative research and treatments for people suffering from mental illness. Severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and major depression, are crippling for those afflicted and devastating for families. At MAPrc, we encourage researchers to work across the bench, bedside and public health domains to accelerate the process of translating discoveries into new treatments. We also have a proven track record in undertaking mental health economics research that informs policymakers and health leaders.
Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA) is a place of excellence and innovation across art, architecture and design. We fosters a spirit of enquiry and collaboration in education, practice and research, which is why we’re at the forefront of education in the creative arts, architecture, and design disciplines. MADA students have designed products to help people with disabilities and developed emergency relief structures to assist with international disasters. MADA courses create adaptable, versatile graduates who have flexible, dynamic careers. As inquisitive individuals, they develop innovative solutions to improve the world around them.
Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research (MonCOEH) is a leader in research and teaching in the control of occupational and environmental hazards and the prevention of related injury and disease. Our researchers investigate a wide spectrum of work-related conditions, including acute and chronic injury, the relationship between working conditions and musculoskeletal disorders, and impact on compensation schemes. We have particular expertise in longitudinal cohort studies, including health outcomes surveillance of high risk occupational groups, such as petroleum workers, firefighters, nurses, military veterans and long-term injured workers.
Monash Disability Education and Research Network (MoDERN) is a central hub of disability expertise. We initiate and foster education, research and innovation in the disability sector. Our overarching aim is to build a synergy between innovation, research and education to improve the lives of those living with disability and their support networks.
The Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre conducts innovative and internationally competitive research on interventions and outcomes for individuals with brain or orthopaedic injuries due to trauma. Through our research we aim to maximise the functional, psychological and social outcomes of these patients. Our work is important for both enhancing the quality of life for this group of patients and reducing healthcare costs associated with long-term care.
The Monash University Accident Research centre (MUARC) is a world leader in injury prevention research, graduate education and training. Our core mission is the reduction of the incidence and impact of injury. Our research is interdisciplinary and spans transport, workplace, home and community sectors. We have vibrant PhD and professional training programs and a track-record of relevant research with real-world solutions and active stakeholder engagement. We’re globally connected, contributing to international projects such as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Injuries for the Western Pacific Region. Our research and training capability in road safety has attracted international acclaim and has informed United Nations global regulations. We’re leading the way in research into workplace injuries and injury outcome, and are gaining expertise in emerging field of disaster resilience.
The National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI) is a leader in trauma research. We have successfully managed over $50 million of research funds since our establishment in 2003. As a department of Alfred Health and Monash University, we draw on the strengths and links of each institution and deliver trauma outcomes research, locally, nationally and internationally. As well as conducting clinical research, quality improvement, trauma knowledge translation and international trauma systems development, we integrate all of it with clinical trauma service. Our research portfolios span registries, clinical trials, trauma systems, stakeholder dialogues, knowledge translation and reviews.
The Pre-hospital, Emergency and Trauma (PET) research unit has more than 60 dedicated specialist medical, academic and professional staff, and postgraduate students undertaking a variety of study programs. Our expertise covers data management, injury epidemiology, injury prevention, pre-hospital care, emergency and trauma systems research, and injury outcomes. We lead a number of major clinical registries, including the Victorian State Trauma Outcomes Registry Monitoring Group and the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand. We manage an international collaboration that provides estimates of the non-fatal injury burden, as well as a longitudinal study evaluating outcomes in the first five years after serious injury.
We aim to help people to return to their normal lifestyle with maximum independence and community support. We have a focus on patient-centred care and involvement of family and significant others in the rehabilitation process. Our treating teams include medical, nursing and allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, speech therapists, dietitians, prosthetics and orthotics specialists, clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists.
The Monash School of Primary and Allied Health Care (SPAHC) is a leader in primary and allied care research, teaching and service. We provide graduate and undergraduate primary care programs, specialised professional graduate courses and higher degrees by research. Our expertise covers general practice, community emergency health and paramedic practice, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work, medical imaging and radiation sciences. Planning is underway for new research centres in addiction recovery and integrated rehabilitation.
Monash University’s School of Psychological Sciences is ranked among the best in the world. Our mission is to develop students and research outcomes that make significant contributions to improving lives around the globe. We integrate leading edge, interdisciplinary research grounded in psychological science with clinical translation. We blend traditional and virtual learning experiences and combine it with superior teaching. We translate our research discoveries into practical, positive applications for improved societal and health outcomes.
The Spinal Rehabilitation Service offers a specialised State-wide (Victoria) interdisciplinary clinical service for adults with spinal cord damage or disease from any cause. We’re engaged in a range of research projects and collaborations, locally, nationally and global. Our international activities include leading a multi-centre rehabilitation outcomes collaboration and involvement with the International Spinal Cord Society, the World Health Organisation publication on Spinal Cord Injury, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke on Spinal Cord Injury Common Data Elements.
The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre delivers around-the-clock medical care to people who are acutely ill and injured. Our purpose-built modern facilities include resuscitation and trauma bays, customised cubicles for different needs (general, rapid assessment, fast-track) and a co-located emergency short-stay unit. In an average year, we’ll be presented with 58,000 patients, 6568 of whom will present with trauma. We work in collaboration with several leading institutions so that research can be undertaken and seamlessly translated into practice for immediate improvements in patient care.
The Alfred Trauma Service is the largest and most active trauma service in Australasia. As one of the three Victorian major trauma services, we treat over half of the State’s major trauma cases. We provide integrated emergency, trauma and critical care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Over 5000 trauma patients are admitted annually, with over 1000 of these patients suffering major trauma. Our purpose-built facilities include an onsite helipad; major trauma resuscitation bays with digital imaging and dedicated CT and MRI scanning; a 44-bed trauma ward; a state-of-the-art intensive care unit with designated trauma beds; a related hyperbaric service, and the Victoria’s Adult Burns unit. We’re engaged in trauma capacity building programs in China, India and Sri Lanka.
The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) serves the community and the courts. We provide independent forensic medical and scientific expertise to the justice system, tissue for transplantation, teach and undertake research. We deliver crucial evidence that underpins safe convictions and appropriate acquittals. Our experts investigate deaths reported to the Coroner, examine alleged offenders and medically assess, treat and support victims of crime. The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria provides safe tissues for transplantation and medical research. We undertake research that directly contributes to public health and safety and the just working of our legal system. By contributing to the professional development and education of healthcare and legal professionals, we ensure a high standard of forensic medical services for Victoria and provide critical support for our healthcare and justice systems.