Head of School

The School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences comprises the Faculty’s academic departments based at Monash Health. It is the Faculty’s largest medical clinical school and also hosts its Nutrition and Dietetics department. There is close integration between Monash Health clinical services and the departments including Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Nutrition and Dietetics. Moreover, the School has extensive laboratory based research programs that are integrated with clinical research activities across multiple disciplines, and also hosts three major University Centres of Excellence, the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, Ritchie Centre for Baby Health Research (jointly with Hudson Institute), and the Cardiovascular Research Centre. Many group leaders are recognised as international leaders in their areas of expertise.

As a result, there is a strong focus on both basic and translational research with real clinical issues driving research questions addressed in the laboratories. Similarly, laboratory derived discoveries can be rapidly tested in relevant clinical settings.

The School has a strong track record of welcoming and supporting Bioscience research students and BMedSci students in productive graduate (honours and doctoral) programs within the School. A growing number of gifted students have progressed from Honours or BMedSci students through successful PhDs, postdocs to become successful, independent researchers and biomedical professionals in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health and beyond.

Find out more about Professor Eric Morand.