The College of Medicine and Dentistry contributes to the work of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine. AITHM is Australia’s leading health research institute in and for the Tropics. Its’ focus is on improving the health and biosecurity of northern Australia and our tropical neighbours. AITHM’s research program confronts Australia’s major health security risks, tackles its worst health outcomes, develops better ways to deliver health services to remote communities and contributes to the development of northern Australia.
A key focus for the College of Medicine and Dentistry is applied and translational research with impact across health and health services in tropical, Indigenous, rural and underserved communities. It emphasises working ‘in-with-and-for’ communities across northern Australia and the wider tropics. We seek to translate knowledge, strengthen health systems and address health issues that affect the region.
Research is distributed across our sites. Medical Research covers a diverse range of topics including clinical medicine, vascular biology, anthropology, rural and remote health and tropical diseases. Dental research encompasses biomaterials, implants and oral health in rural and remote populations. Pharmacy includes research on the quality use of medicines and pharmacy practice across the Asia-Pacific region. We value our research partnerships with the health sector, industry and community partners.
The College has a growing number of Higher Degree Research and Honours students and inspiring research supervisors skilled in supporting students.