PhD Program

Child and Adolescent Health

    What will I study?


    While you undertake your PhD, you will have the opportunity to participate in a coordinated program of learning and other training activities.

    Gain knowledge in the breadth of disciplines from global health, genomics, bioinformatics, health services research to digital health.

    Develop your research capability

    • Ethics of research with children and adolescents
    • Qualitative research methods
    • Clinical trial design and research in child and adolescent populations
    • Managing data and privacy
    • Biostatistics
    • Translating research into health outcomes

    Hone your writing and communication skills

    • Social media skills
    • Engaging with the media
    • Data presentation
    • Publishing your research

    Acquire transferrable skills that will accelerate your career

    • Progress planning and project management
    • Teamwork and collaboration
    • Time management


    We have partnered with the Australian Postgraduate Research Internship (APRIntern) program to offer internships for eligible graduate researchers. Participating graduate researchers are paid a stipend to work with an industry partner for 3 to 5 months.

    Melbourne Children’s Campus Research Students Association (RSA)

    The Melbourne Children’s Campus Research Students Association (RSA) is a student-led body supported by the Department of Paediatrics and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, which provides academic and social support for all research students on the Melbourne Children’s Campus. The RSA organises frequent social events, workshops and opportunities for students to showcase their work. They represent students on a number of Melbourne Children’s committees and represent the campus at University of Melbourne events. They also organise the Postgraduate Retreat and manage the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) sessions.