Our Research Centres
- Newborn Research Centre
- Centre for Women's Infectious Diseases
- Women's Gynaecology Research Centre
- Women's Cancer Research Centre
- Women's Pregnancy Research Centre
- Centre for Women's Mental Health
- Midwifery & Maternity Services Research
- Allied Health research
- Anaesthetics Research
- Centre for Family Violence Prevention
The Women’s is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of women and newborns through its internationally recognised research and innovation. We have a distinguished track record in medical research, and this is reflected by the breadth of our programs.
Covering the full spectrum of our work are our 10 research centres: newborn, infectious diseases, gynaecology, cancer, pregnancy, mental health, midwifery and maternity services, allied health, anaesthetics and family violence prevention.
Annually we conduct approximately 60 clinical trials involving more than 4,500 patients and produce approximately 200 publications.
As a tertiary-level hospital and one of Australia’s major teaching hospitals for graduates and postgraduates in medicine, nursing, midwifery and other health professions, the Women’s provides a clinical environment where scientists and health professionals can work together as innovative leaders in translational research. Our partnerships with international hospitals and research centres assist us to deliver world-class health care for women and newborns and ensures our model of care is at the forefront of modern clinical practice.
Our ongoing challenge is to provide an environment where excellence can flourish and our brightest and best researchers can undertake cutting edge studies aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of not only our patients, but all people.
— Professor Peter A. Rogers, Director of Research
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Research Report 2020
This year’s report reflects the unique and valuable contribution the Women’s makes as a partner within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct and the important role our hospital plays in advancing the health agenda for women and newborns.Learn more
The Women’s is proud of its major research efforts in 10 key areas specific to the health and wellbeing of women or newborns. Embedding research into our clinical model of care, delivers world-class healthcare to our patientsLearn more
Research resources and ethics
All research at the Women’s must have prior approval from our Research Committee and the relevant ethics committee/s. The Women's Research and Ethics Secretariat is responsible for the administration of three committees relating to researchLearn more
Our people Learn more
As a research hospital where scientists and health professionals work together, the Women’s offers students a unique range of laboratory, translational and clinical postgraduate and undergraduate research projects, from bench to bedsideLearn more
As Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital for women and newborns, the Women’s is ideally placed to lead national and international clinical trials.Learn more