Research in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences spans the biomedical and clinical sciences, physiotherapy, health systems and e-health. Particular areas of research excellence include cancer, neurosciences, cardiovascular disease and innovations in healthcare systems.
Our biomedical engineers and computational science researchers have collaborated together with the faculty’s and international neurologists and neurosurgeons to develop software that can predict the chance of aneurysm rupture and predict the most effective surgical intervention. This technology could significantly improve patient outcomes by identifying optimal surgical interventions and determining which aneurysms don’t require treatment.
Researchers from the faculty’s Australian Institute of Health Innovation are seeking to revolutionise the way patients receive care in the national healthcare system. Active areas of research include closing the gap between clinical practice and evidenced-based treatment, improving clinical decision making through the use of health informatics and increasing health literacy in the community and changing work practices within the healthcare sector to reduce negative outcomes.
Physiotherapy researchers in the Department of Health Professions head up the interdisciplinary Centre for Physical Health that includes leaders in psychology and radiology to address knowledge gaps in common conditions such as stroke, brain injury, osteoarthritis and back pain.
Read more about our research degrees on our PhD and research degrees page.