Monash-Newcastle University (UK)

A strategic partnership vision for international leadership in translational health and life sciences

This PhD Student Exchange program is one of formal partnerships between Monash University and Newcastle University. It builds upon the long-standing collaboration and complementary capabilities and strategic objectives of both institutions in:

  • Neuroscience
  • Infection and immunity
  • Metabolism and nutrition
  • Platform systems

Students in this program will benefit from shared supervision from across the universities, a scholar visit to the collaborating university and a travel bursary.

The exchange program will enable PhD students from each institution to take up a 3 months exchange at Monash or Newcastle University depending on the project and training requirements.

Successful Projects

Browse our Supervisor Connect database for a research project.

The primary supervisor will be at the enrolled students host university and the co-supervisor at the collaborating university.

Functional and proteomic studies of mitochondrial disease mechanism associated with complex I deficiency.

Monash Supervisor: Professor Mike Ryan
Newcastle Supervisor: Professor Robert Taylor

For more information on this project, contact Professor Mike Ryan.

Developing and validating a method to measure dietary intake in the older elderly: Enhancements to Intake24.

Monash Supervisor: Dr Tracy McCaffrey
Newcastle Supervisor: Dr Emma Foster

For more information on this project, contact Dr Tracy McCaffrey.

Characterization of features in genome sequence data and bacterial cell biology to understand the evolution of the beta-lactamase protein super-family.

Monash Supervisor: Professor Trevor Lithgow
Newcastle Supervisor: Professor Tracy Palmer

For more information on this project, contact Professor Trevor Lithgow


For other enquiries about this PhD Student Exchange Program, contact Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Graduate Research Office

Tel: +61 3 9905 4313