Excellence in NonCOmmunicable disease REsearch (ENCORE) between Australian and India

Project Details

The ENCORE Program is a new training program for early and mid-career researchers from Australia and India to undertake advanced research training aimed at reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases in low– and middle-income countries. The Program is conducted by an international collaboration between senior researchers from the University of Melbourne and from India’s top public health and medical research institutes, namely the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and the affiliated Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions (CCCC) in Delhi, the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) also in Delhi, the Christian Medical College in Vellore and the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST) in Trivandrum. The program involves exchanges and mentoring between Australia and India as well as monthly online training sessions. The Program also involves a supported annual forum in India that will be attended by the ENCORE Faculty


Professor Brian Oldenburg, Head of Unit
Prof Barbara McPake
Dr Nathan Grills
Prof Jane Gunn
Prof Bernadette McSherry
Prof Stephen Harrap
Prof Sharon Lewin


Prof Dorairaj Prabhakaran
A/Prof Sailesh Mohan
Prof Nikhil Tandon
Prof Nihal Thomas
Prof KR Thankappan


The University of Melbourne - $300,000

Research Group

Non Communicable Disease Unit

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (including cancer), and promotion of mental health

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Nossal Institute for Global Health

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