We bring together researchers from the social sciences, epidemiology and public health, preventative, clinical and primary care medicine and from basic and applied sciences ensuring we are uniquely positioned to address some of the grand challenges faced by our society.
Our Research Programs
Our world-leading research program encompasses several broad research hubs and centres all aimed at better understanding the human experience for the betterment of humanity.
Complex Human Data Hub
The science behind how we measure human experience and behaviour.
Ethics and Well-being Hub
The science of doing good and feeling well.
Decision Science Hub
The science behind our choices.
Brain and Mental Health Hub
Advancing our understanding and treatment of mental and neurological disorders.
Contemplative Studies CentreThe Centre fuses contemplative wisdom, innovative research, lifelong education, authentic dialogue and practice in the pursuit of knowledge to allow us, our society, and our world to flourish.
Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change
Generating research outcomes that contribute to population-level improvements in health and well-being and promote socially responsible behaviours that enhance the human habitat.
Mental Health PhD Program
Launched in March 2018, the Program is a joint initiative of the University's School of Psychological Sciences, Centre for Mental Health, and the Department of Psychiatry - joined in 2020 by the Centre for Youth Mental Health and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health.
This academic seminar series features outstanding speakers from Australia and around the globe.
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.