Critical Care Research

Monash University is an international leader in critical care research, investigating improvements to patient care encompassing pre-hospital, emergency and trauma, ICU and anaesthesia.

The Critical Care Division:

  • Manages competitive grants to conduct high-impact, large-scale, investigator-initiated national and international clinical trials designed to determine best and most cost-effective practice
  • Studies critically patients with conditions as diverse as cardiac arrest, trauma, sepsis and transfusion
  • Monitors overall improvements in the management of critically ill patients through state and national registries, which allows benchmarking of clinical outcomes at a national and international level
  • Builds capacity in critical care research through the training of national and international clinical leaders in research
  • Develops and maintains strong collaborations with national and international clinical research networks


The Critical Care Division's areas of expertise include clinical medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, data management, and health economics.


    The Critical Care Division offers:

    • Course-work and research degrees
    • Short courses and symposia in aspects of critical care research
    • Integrated postdoctoral clinical research programs

    Doctoral and postdoctoral training schemes are strongly supported within the School.


    For information, please contact Dr Jay Illesinghe, School Manager
    Email / Phone: +61 3 9903 0929


    For information, please contact Kathryn Daly, Graduate Research Administrator
    Email / Phone +61 3 9903 0276

    Master of Advanced Critical Care Practice

    For information, please contact Professor Carlos Scheinkestel

    Master of Medicine (Perioperative Medicine)

    For information, visit or please contact:
    + Dr Joel Symons / Email / Phone: +61 3 9076 3176
    + Professor Paul Myles / Email / Phone +61 3 9076 3176

    Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) / Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)

    For information about the Honours program, please visit
    Or contact Sharon Gurry, Senior Student Coordinator
    Email / Phone: +61 3 9903 0827

    Short Courses / Symposia

    For information, please visit:
    + Alfred Department of Intensive Care:
    + Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre: