PhD Program

Child and Adolescent Health


    The Child and Adolescent Health PhD Program provides you with a training and support framework to complement your PhD. Participating in the Programwill enhance your graduate research experience, assist with timely completion and develop your future career options.

    Join more than 200 graduate researchers at the Melbourne Children’s Campus undertaking research to improve child and adolescent health. The Child and Adolescent Health PhD Program will be offered to all graduate researchers undertaking a PhD on our campus.

    The Melbourne Children’s Campus is a fully integrated paediatric teaching hospital, university department and research institute. Our research streams are in cell biology, genetics, clinical sciences, population health and infection & immunity. We undertake cross-disciplinary research in clinical trials, genomics, stem cell medicine, global health, life-course (longitudinal population) studies, health services research, digital health and data science.

    By participating in this multidisciplinary Program, you will:

    • Learn to ask scientific questions, design research projects and translate discoveries into practice
    • Understand how your research intersects with other research disciplines that seeks to improve child and adolescent health
    • Understand the changing health needs across the life course, the importance of being a child health advocate, and the health system in which your research is situated
    • Have opportunities to work with an industry partner on a research challenge.
    To Participate

    To be eligible to participate in this PhD Program, you must be a currently enrolled University of Melbourne PhD candidate undertaking your research in a relevant area.

    If you are not a currently enrolled PhD candidate, you will need to apply for admission to your PhD degree in one of the associated faculties first. For information on how to apply for PhD candidature, including advice on finding a supervisor, please see the graduate research How to Apply pages on the Study website.

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