Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre

About the Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre

The Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre (MCRC) is a self-funding, independent research group within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University (through the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health and Departments of Medicine and Surgery, Monash Medical Centre). We are formally recognised as the cardiovascular research arm of MonashHEART, Monash Health and Monash University.

The Centre has an international reputation for excellence and  achievement in basic and translational research, supporting the uptake  of state-of-the-art cardiovascular treatments into clinical service. We offer daily clinical educational sessions, along with research meetings with all key MonashHeart clinical service groups.

Find out more about MCRC research and education.

Meet the team

Centre Director

Prof Stephen Nicholls is the Director of  Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre.  He is a world-renowned cardiologist, and leads the Victorian Heart Hospital (VHH) due to open at Monash University's Clayton campus in 2022.

Prof Nicholls’ research broadly focuses on developing new strategies to reduce the risk of heart disease, involving translational research spanning preclinical human and clinical trials.


Other staff and students

Visit the MCRC website for a full list of staff and students.



Research projects are available in several areas, including  echocardiography, CT coronary imaging and the genetic disease, familial  hypercholesterolaemia. Find out more about current fellowship and higher degrees with the Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre, as well as available research projects (Honours, Masters, PhD) with the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health.


CVCTA Education/MonashHeart cardiac CT (computed tomography) courses
MonashHeart offers one cardiac CT course each year on site at Monash Medical Centre on the Toshiba 320-slice Aquilion One CT scanner.

MonashHeart mini-fellowship courses
MonashHeart provides a number of cardiac CT 'mini fellowships' options including 25 or 50 live/library cases. This enables achievement of level A or level B specialist training or re-accreditation requirements as required for conjoint committee recognition of training in CT coronary angiography.

Find out more about MonashHeart cardiac courses.

Research groups