Monash Emergency Research Collaborative (MERC)

About MERC

The Monash Emergency Research Collaborative (MERC) is a multi-disciplinary collaborative network consisting of both clinical and research focused staff in emergency care.

MERC research is conducted across the three emergency departments (ED) of Monash Health at Clayton, Dandenong and Casey,  where more than 200,000 emergency presentations are triaged each year. We focus on undertaking translational research that provides outcomes aimed at driving the implementation of best practise emergency care. We believe that the care of patients in the emergency department benefits from an evidence-based, problem-orientated and patient-centered approach.


Research interests of MERC are wide-ranging and include clinical research in emergency medicine and toxicology. Our clinical research focuses on pragmatic patient-centric research that is aimed at driving innovation and change.

Research Goals

  • Knowledge Translation
  • Improving patient care

Research areas