Higher Degrees by Research

Higher Degrees by Research and Graduate Studies

Our unique collaborative research environment, the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) encompasses the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Hudson Institute of Medical  Research and Monash Health, Victoria’s largest hospital network.  At the forefront of clinical translational research, MHTP has demonstrated research strengths in:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Genetic Diseases
  • Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases
  • Neurosciences and Psychiatry
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Surgery
  • Women’s and Children’s Health

Our senior academic staff are mostly health professionals who work closely with colleagues in Monash Health, translating scientific discoveries into clinical practice in an innovative and collaborative environment. We have a strong focus on both basic and translational research with real clinical issues driving research questions addressed in laboratories.  Similarly, laboratory-derived discoveries can be rapidly tested in relevant clinical settings.

You could be amongst our first to work in our recently opened state-of-the-art Translational Research Facility, co-locating research, clinical and technological platforms to accelerate and coordinate the translation of scientific breakthroughs.
For students considering a career in medical research, opportunities offered at MHTP can open many doors. A growing number of gifted students have progressed from Honours through successful PhDs and postdocs to become highly successful, independent researchers and biomedical professionals.

Head of Postgraduate Studies

Professor Katherine Loveland

Appointed  late in 2014, Professor Kate Loveland (NHMRC Senior Research Fellow,  Academic co-Leader, International Research Training Group (Molecular  Pathogenesis of Male Reproduction) and Professor, Justus-Liebig  University, Giessen, Germany) is the Head of Postgraduate Studies.  Kate is also Head of Centre for Reproductive Health (CRH) at Hudson Institute of Medical Research.

Find out more about Professor Katherine Loveland.

Course options from 2015

From the 1st of January 2015 PhD training is a compulsory part of the doctoral program in the Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences (FMNHS). We have three (3) PhD programs:

Two (2) Coursework Programs

One (1) MNHS Professional Development Program

Application and enrollment

Applications for Postgraduate Research Training at the Monash Health Translation Precinct are made through the Monash Graduate Education. Once accepted, your enrollment is managed here with the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health.

Applications are accepted ONLY with the endorsement of a person who is willing to serve as your supervisor.   You should approach individual researchers with a request to support your application by supplying sufficient detail about your education, research experience and research interests.

Student Resources

PhD planning and managing your milestones

Contact us

For more information please contact Ms Victoria Kasapidis, SCS Postgraduate Administration Officer (email: phd.scs@monash.edu)