The University is committed to: pursuing research that addresses the social, economic and environmental challenges of our time; forming partnerships and collaborating widely to enrich and apply our research; and actively engaging the public with the impact of our research.
An independent venture catalyst, BioCurate is a historic collaboration between the University of Melbourne and Monash University to translate drug discoveries to a form which attracts investors or other commercialisation partners, bringing new medicines to market more quickly.
Pursuit tells the stories of the research, teaching and engagement taking place at the University of Melbourne, offering independent academic expertise with no seasoning added.
Made Possible by Melbourne
The Made Possible by Melbourne campaign showcases to the public the world-changing research taking place at the University of Melbourne.
Hallmark Research Initiatives
The Hallmark Research Initiatives enable the University to strengthen and capitalise on its interdisciplinary research strengths, building broader research groups through internal and partner collaboration, to address priority research areas and open up new targeted funding opportunities.
Excellence in Engagement – Research award recipients:
This award recognises an innovative project that demonstrates significant impact and reach in terms of research collaboration and dissemination.
The Foodprint Melbourne Research Project
The Foodprint Melbourne research project engages various stakeholders to determine how our growing city can continue to feed itself as the population expands. Team members Dr Rachel Carey, Jennifer Sheridan, Kirsten Larsen and Dr Seona Candy have made an important contribution to our understanding of Melbourne’s foodbowl, with the project’s findings shaping the city’s planning for the future. Excellence Awards Research
Associate Professor Edward Newbigin, Dr Edwin Lampugnani and Dr Jeremy Silver
Melbourne Pollen Count provides Victorians with daily pollen updates and a forecast service, assisting those living with hay fever and asthma to better manage their allergies. Operating within the School of BioSciences, the Melbourne Pollen Count team utilise cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, digital technologies and citizen science to improve the health of those living across Victoria. Excellence Awards Research
Dr David Byrne, Professor Simon Loertscher and Mr Gary Stoneham
Dr David Byrne, Professor Simon Loertscher and Mr Gary Steneham, three directors of the Centre for Market Design (CMD), utilise their research to influence policy innovation for the benefit of the community. The CMD’s research engages a range of industry and government sectors from the fuel marketplace to the government’s National Disability Insurance Agency, ensuring that the public are a top priority throughout these discussions. Excellence Awards Research
Dr Alexander Johnson’s interest in plants as a food source began in childhood when he would work with his mother in their garden. The experience fed his curiosity about crops and would result in his lifelong goal to improve upon the nutritional value of staple food.
Andrew Mitchell and Tania Voon
When Australia became the first country to pass legislation on plain tobacco packaging in 2011, it was heralded as a major step forward in public health. The backlash from the tobacco industry was swift and a number of lawsuits were lodged claiming Australia had violated the norms of international trade. But the country held firm on the legality of its decision, thanks in part to the work of Professors Andrew Mitchell and Tania Voon from the Melbourne Law School.