Professor Mark Jenkins, from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, has analysed 45 genetic variants that indicate increased risk of bowel cancer. These are known as single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs (single DNA bases that vary between individuals).News
An international study led by The University of Melbourne has confirmed that long-term regular taking of aspirin or ibuprofen reduces the risk of bowel cancer by more than half for people with the genetic mutation causing Lynch syndrome.News
Our research uses advanced methods in epidemiology, biostatistics, health humanities and social sciences, and our findings seek to significantly influence global public health policy. We share this research and contribute to the community using a range of knowledge transfer activities.
- Research Themes
Our research is encompassed within several broad research themes. This multidisciplinary approach aims to increase the opportunities for researchers to collaborate on projects that span common themes.View
- Research Groups
An overview of the research interests within the school and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
- Graduate Research
We are passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of scientists. A range of research degrees are offered at Master and Doctorate level.View
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.
Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, we have something to suit your needs and schedule. With the highest teaching evaluations in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences we are proud to offer our coursework and short course programs to our leaders and future leaders.
Our degrees, taught by our world-renowned academics are the perfect way to begin in population and global health.View
- Short Courses
Our short couses are designed to keep you up to date with the latest research and information.View
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.View
Want to get involved with the school, learn more about our work, or simply stay in touch after graduating? Take a look at our calendar of public events and our alumni benefits.
Our pride in our graduates and in their lives spent improving the health and well-being of others is matched by our desire to maintain strong connections with all who have passed through our doors.View
We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni and donors support our work.View
We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of our development and a major strength of the school.View
The School aims to be of value to the community through its teaching, research and program implementation.View
Welcome to the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics is at the forefront of a preventative health revolution. Big data, changing infectious diseases patterns, and multi-disciplinary collaborations are transforming the ways public health disciplines are researched and taught.