Our Research

Our research emphasises working ‘in-with-and-for’ communities of northern Australia and the wider region. We seek to translate knowledge, strengthening health systems and to address health issues that affect the tropical world.  We have inspiring research supervisors who are skilled in  supporting students (including busy working professionals) to obtain a research higher degree, whether a Masters degree by research, a Professional Doctorate or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Research in the CMD is thriving, with growing numbers of Higher Degree Research and Honours students.  A key focus is applied and translational research with real impact in terms of health and health services in tropical, Indigenous, rural  and underserved communities.  

Our research, like the rest of our programs is distributed across our sites.  Medical Research covers a diverse range of topics including clinical medicine, vascular biology, anthropology, rural and remote health services, primary care, health professional education and tropical diseases. Dental research encompassing biomaterials, implants and the oral health of rural and remote populations.  Pharmacy, our oldest discipline, includes research on the quality use of medicines and pharmacy practice across the Asia-Pacific.  We value our research partnerships with health sector, industry and community partners.