Research training

  • Research Training and Research Student Placements  

    The Centre for Adolescent Health hosts both local and international research students and researchers. Placements can be for variable periods through honorary academic appointments within the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute or the University of Melbourne.

    Research placements provide an opportunity to work with world leaders in adolescent health; access to various research platforms (e.g. domestic cohort studies, global health metrics, clinical studies); and training in various research methods (see the list below).

    We do not offer research scholarships to international students, although scholarships may be available through the University of Melbourne or national funding schemes. We can provide letters of support to accompany applications for scholarships and fellowships in other countries.

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    Recent international fellows

    Name Country of origin Institution Length of placementPurpose 
    Prof Tian Jiao Chen ChinaPeking University1 year  

    To see the full list, please visit CAH International Fellows page.

    Australian research students

    There are a range of opportunities for local students to work with us [see research page]. These range from short term research placements to PhDs. Student projects at the Centre provide an opportunity to work with world leaders in adolescent health, access to various research platforms (e.g. domestic cohorts, global health metrics, clinical samples); and training in various research methods.

    Please contact the research manager for further information on current opportunities. Potential PhD Candidates are also encouraged to contact the project managers of current research projects [see research page].

    Recent student projects

    Name Degree University CAH supervisor Other supervisors Title of thesis / project group
    Luo Li
    PhDUniversity of MelbournePete AzzopardiSusan Sawyer Quantifying wellbeing and its key elements for adolescents globally
     Anton LuMBBS University of Melbourne  Jess Heerde  Susan Sawyer  Health service use among children and adolescents experiencing homelessness 

    To see the full list, please visit CAH Student Project page.

    Relevant links

    Fellowship support

    Student scholarships

    MCRI scholarships

    National funding schemes


    For research placement opportunities please contact:

    Laura Griffith 
    Centre for Adolescent Health