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
  • 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: