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 various research areas.
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.
2020 MHTP Student Open Week
This year, due to the current COVID-19 situation, the event was held over 3 days (Monday 24 - Wednesday 26 August 2020), via Zoom webinars.
YouTube videos of 2020 MHTP Student Open Week
Monday 24 August sessions
- Centre for Inflammatory Diseases
- Department of Medicine (Cancer and Genetics)
- Department of Medicine (Clinical Research)
- Department of Psychiatry
Tuesday 25 August sessions (Department of Molecular Translation Science)
- Centre for Cancer Research, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
- Centre for Endocrinology and Metabolism, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
- Centre for Innate Immunity and infectious diseases, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
- Centre for Reproductive Health, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
- The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Wednesday 26 August sessions
- Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Clinical Trials and Epidemiology)
- Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Discovery Research)
- Department of Paediatrics
- Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food
- Department of Surgery
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
- Public Health and Preventive Medicine
- Translational Research
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.
PhD planning and managing your milestones
- Overview of the new Monash Doctoral Program
- What you need to know about Milestone requirements (Authcate required)
- Faculty training resources
For more information please contact Ms Judy Beart, SCS Postgraduate Administration Officer (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Ms Danielle Busacca, SCS Postgraduate Administration Officer is currently on maternity leave)