Critical Care Division: Research and Registries

Head of Critical Care Division

Professor Jamie Cooper

Professor Jamie Cooper


NHMRC Practitioner Fellow

Email Telephone: +61 3 990 30931

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; and
  • Develops and maintains strong collaborations with national and international clinical research networks.


The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) Director: Prof Jamie Cooper AO
The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Clinical Trials Network Head: Prof Paul Myles
Pre-Hospital, Emergency and Trauma Research Unit Director: Prof Belinda Gabbe
The Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC) - an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Director: Prof Judith Finn
Blood CRE - NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence for Patient Blood Management in Critical Illness and Trauma Director: Prof Jamie Cooper AO


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; and
  • Integrated postdoctoral clinical research programs.

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


For information, please contact Dr Jay Illesinghe, Senior Research Manager (Strategy), Email, Tel: +61 (0) 3 9903 0929


For information, please contact Dr Elizabeth Douglas, Doctoral Coordinator, Email, Tel: +61 (0) 3 9903 0168

Master of Advanced Critical Care Practice

For information, please contact Professor Carlos Scheinkestel, Email

Master of Medicine (Perioperative Medicine)

For information, visit or please contact:
+ Dr Joel Symons, Email, Tel: +61 (0) 3 9076 3176
+ Professor Paul Myles, Email, Tel: +61 (0) 3 9076 3176

BMedSc(Hons) / BHlthSc(Hons)

For information, visit or please contact Sharon Gurry, Senior Student Coordinator, Email, Tel: +61 (0) 3 9903 0827

Short Courses / Symposia

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