Centres, Departments + Groups

The Alfred Research Alliance is recognised as one of Australia’s leading centres for research excellence and real-world health innovation.

Our research strengths include:

  • Blood Diseases and Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes and Obesity
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Mental Health and Neuroscience
  • Nursing and Allied Health
  • Trauma, Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine

Within these categories, our researchers excel in a wide range of areas from metabolomics, bioinformatics, cancer and immunotherapy, to ophthalmology, psychology, respiratory medicine, preventive medicine, rehabilitation and health services research.

These overlapping strengths and interests, together with the strong translational research focus, clinical connections and collaborative environment underpin the continued leadership of our unique Alliance.

Use the links below to find out more about the Centres, Departments and Groups within the Alliance member organisations:

Alfred Health

The Alfred

The Australian Centre for Health Innovation (CHI) delivers service improvements in patient care, health administration and safety.

Australian Centre for Health Innovation

The Alfred Heart Centre assess and treat patients with adult cardiovascular (heart) diseases, including the most advanced forms of coronary, valvular, heart muscle and heart rhythm disorders.

Heart Centre

The Alfred Hospital Intensive Care Unit is one of Australia’s leading Intensive Care Units.

It is a university attached quaternary referral centre, providing State Services for heart & lung transplantation (including paediatric lung transplantation), artificial heart technology, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), burns and hyperbaric medicine. It also provides Victoria’s Adult Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Hypertension services.

Intensive Care Unit

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre has been in operation since 1917. In this time it has established a reputation of excellence and innovation.

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

The Australian National Trauma Research Institute – Integrating Injury Research, Education, Medical Technologies and Trauma Systems Development to improve clinical care and outcomes.

National Trauma Research Institute

Alfred Health Radiation Oncology has state of the art radiation therapy and continues to invest in equipment and techniques at its clinics in Melbourne and Traralgon.

Alfred Health Radiation Oncology
Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

  • Basic Research Domain
  • Translational Research Domain
  • Clinical Research Domain
  • Population Health Domain
  • Aboriginal Health Domain
Baker Institute Research Domains
Burnet Institute

Burnet Institute

Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and Child Health

Disease Elimination

Disease Elimination

Behaviours and Health Risks

Behaviours and Health Risks

Health Security

Health Security

Healthy Ageing

Healthy Ageing

 

Deakin University

Deakin and Alfred Health Nursing Centre of Research

Research at the school is conducted through our Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research and in partnership with several major healthcare providers including Alfred Health, Barwon Health, Eastern Health, Epworth Health, Monash Health and Western Health.

Deakin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery
La Trobe University

Alfred Clinical School officially opens

La Trobe University is proud to announce the opening of the Nursing and Allied Health Clinical School in one of Melbourne’s most prominent hospitals.

La Trobe / Alfred Nursing and Allied Health Clinical School
Monash University

Monash University Central Clinical School

The Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) is a recognised leader in blood disease research and education. Working in a state-of-the-art facility, our experts are setting new standards in diagnosing and treating blood conditions.

Australian Centre for Blood Diseases

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Centre for the Study of Ethics in Medicine and Society

The Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRMed) has a strong track record of delivering best practice clinical care, community outreach and internationally-acclaimed translational research.

Department of Allergy, Immunology & Respiratory Medicine

The Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine is transforming big ideas into big impact. Our research is internationally recognised for reducing surgical risk and improving patient recovery.

Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

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Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes

The Department of Gastroenterology is internationally recognised for its high-impact research and clinical expertise across gastroenterology and intestinal health, including the invention of the Low FODMAP Diet.

Department of Gastroenterology

The Department of Immunology and Pathology is one of the leading academic immunology departments in Australia, dedicated to rapidly translating new discoveries into innovative treatments.

Department of Immunology and Pathology

The Department of Infectious Diseases (DID) integrates clinical services with biomedical research and teaching. With researchers in Alfred Health’s Infectious Diseases Unit, our expertise spans general infectious diseases to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

Department of Infectious Diseases

The Department of Medicine, based at the Alfred Research Alliance, offers high-quality clinical and biomedical research and education. Many programs are integrated with clinical services at Alfred Health, which allows our findings to translate to therapeutics and health care.

Department of Medicine

The Department of Neuroscience, in strong partnership with the Alfred Health Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology and Psychiatry, has 17 different research groups and over 140 staff and students. We do basic and clinical neuroscience research and research training relevant to a broad range of neurological and related disciplines, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and other neuroinflammatory conditions, neuroophthalmology, headache and pain, neuroimaging, neuromuscular disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, dementing disorders, neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders, brain tumours, stroke and traumatic brain injury/spinal cord injury.

Department of Neuroscience

The Department of Surgery is a premier centre for clinical and surgical research and education. In association with the National Trauma Research Institute, our work improves outcomes in a range of areas including burns, trauma, general surgery and spinal injury.

Department of Surgery

MAPrc is the Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre. We are based at the Alfred Hospital, a major teaching hospital in Melbourne, Australia. From here, we carry out world-class research to help make a difference to the lives of people suffering from serious mental illnesses.

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre

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Pathology Board
Monash University

Monash University School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Clinical Trials Network seeks to improve the evidence base of anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine by supporting multicentre research, and collaborating with other trials groups. Research into peri-operative outcomes is an important priority aimed at improving the quality and safety of anaesthesia care.

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Trials Group

The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) is a bi-national centre for the development, coordination and execution of pivotal, multicentre, randomised controlled trials in critically ill patients. The outcomes of its research have changed medical care in Australia and internationally, improved patient outcomes and lowered health care costs. The parallel role of the ANZIC-RC is a teaching centre for doctoral, postdoctoral and international clinician-researchers in critical care medicine.

Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre

The Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC) began as a Centre of Research Excellence funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (2012-2016). Aus-ROC aims to increase research capacity in the area of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, with specific focus on improving rates of survival and outcomes for survivors.

Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (NHMRC CRE)

The Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) is improving understanding of obesity and evaluating the health benefits of weight loss. We’re also an international leader in bariatric surgery. Our unique approach integrates our clinical obesity management program with other medicine strengths.

Centre for Obesity Research & Education

The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) is a bi-national centre for the development, coordination and execution of pivotal, multicentre, randomised controlled trials in critically ill patients. The outcomes of its research have changed medical care in Australia and internationally, improved patient outcomes and lowered health care costs. The parallel role of the ANZIC-RC is a teaching centre for doctoral, postdoctoral and international clinician-researchers in critical care medicine.

Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre

The Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety (CRE-PS) designs and conducts research to improve the quality and safety of health care for Australians. Our consortium includes risk management experts and patient safety specialists from Australia and around the world.

Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety

Cochrane is an independent, not-for-profit organisation made up of 37,000 contributors from 130 countries. We work together to make the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful and accessible for individuals, organisations and governments around the world.

Cochrane Australia

The Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine uses broad public health expertise and skills in epidemiology, biostatistics and data management to help prevent illness and improve quality of life. Our research applies to a range of settings, including remote communities, workplaces and intensive care units.

Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine