Centre for Adolescent Health

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.

    Please contact the research manager if you are interested in spending time with the Centre.

    If you are interested in clinical training in adolescent medicine, visit https://www.rch.org.au/adolescent-medicine/.

    Recent international fellows

    Name Country of origin Institution Length of placementPurpose 
    Dr Shinya Fujikawa JapanUniversity of Tokyo2 yearsTo learn about analysing longitudinal cohort data (using the CATS data) to facilitate similar analyses within the Tokyo Teen cohort data on his return to Japan.
    Yanhui Dong ChinaPeking University6 monthsData analysis techniques and collaboration.
    Dr Zhiyong Zou China Peking University1 year  

    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
    Marie Camin Masters University of Melbourne Libby Hughes Isabel Krug  Group dynamics in inpatient and day programs for eating disorders 
    Poorna Selvaraja Masters University of Melbourne Libby Hughes Isabel Krug  Fitspiration and disordered eating in university students 

    Relevant links

    Fellowship support

    Student scholarships

    MCRI scholarships

    National funding schemes

    Contact

    For research placement opportunities please contact:

    Kristina Bennett 
    Research Manager
    Centre for Adolescent Health 
    T +61 (0)3 9345 6535 
    E kristina.bennett@mcri.edu.au