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In this section, you can find the following information:

Research is embedded into how we practice medicine at Austin Health.

We have a strong research culture and plan to make it even stronger.

Hospital-based research is highly relevant to our patients, brings the benefits of research quickly into clinical practice, and helps us to recruit highly-engaged staff who are always looking to improve the way we deliver care.

Austin Health is a great place to begin your medical research career. We attract the highest number of Doctor of Medicine Research Program students of the three University of Melbourne teaching hospitals.

Austin LifeSciences

Research at Austin Health involves a rich and complex mix of hospital departments, university departments and independent research institutions.

All these components are brought together as the Austin LifeSciences (ALS) alliance, whose members include more than 1000 innovative researchers who share our diverse and vibrant research precinct:

The multidisciplinary alliance consists of world class scientific leaders conducting research in:  

  • Cancer
  • Neurosciences
  • Transplantation including xenotransplantation
  • Heart disease, hypertension
  • Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Sleep disorders
  • Improving the wellbeing of people living with spinal cord injury

The Data Analytics Research and Evaluation (DARE) Centre

The Data Analytics Research and Evaluation (DARE) Centre is an exciting new Austin Health and University of Melbourne collaboration that brings together data scientists and top clinical researchers to study the ‘Big Data' generated by our hospital electronic medical record systems.

The DARE Centre is Austin Health's newest research venture, opening in 2018 and publishing its first research paper in the same year - with much more to come.