The Department of Surgery at Peninsula Health is committed to conducting the best possible clinical research to improve patient treatment and outcomes. Composed of 13 units (see staff list below), our department offers its medical student interns and junior training doctors opportunities to learn how to conduct thorough research in order to inform and progress surgical patient care. Through mentorship, collaborative research, and journal and research group meetings, we also endeavour to train doctors in how to interpret results and judge the worth and outcome of research projects. Many of our members have adjunct positions at Monash University and each year we offer a number of Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci) student projects. In addition, we currently have 6 Masters and one PhD candidate in our department. We also collaborate with a number of other healthcare groups and contribute to a number of medical data banks, increasing opportunities for research. The department has invested in a number of sophisticated software programs to aid research and currently supports a 3D printing lab. It also employs a full time research coordinator to facilitate ethics applications and aid in the design of research projects, analysis and interpretation of results, and writing of scientific papers.
- To use research evidence to improve quality in patient care and treatment outcomes.
- To teach, mentor and inspire trainees and junior doctors to conduct innovative, excellent research.
- To form fruitful collaborations with other research groups and/or healthcare centres to contribute to greater understanding of disease and process.
Each year, we offer a number of projects for the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) program and now the Scholarly Intensive Placement program via Monash University.
For current project opportunities please visit:
Or, contact Professor Hunter-Smith or Dr Tobin (details below).
If you are interested in enrolling in a Masters of Surgery or PhD, please contact Professor Hunter-Smith or Dr Tobin directly.
- The morphological requirements of an ideal trapezial implant for treatment of base of thumb osteoarthritis
- Prospective randomised control study of PICO for lower leg wounds requiring a split thickness skin graft
- Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR)
- Compliance and outcome in a “virtual clinic” for long term follow-up of patients after hip and knee replacement:
- Risk factors and timing of postoperative hematomas following microvascular breast reconstruction: A prospective cohort study.
- Demonstration of superficial venous dominance in the deep inferior epigastric perforator flap.
- How should we manage women with fat necrosis following autologous breast reconstruction: An algorithmic approach
- The effectiveness of manipulation of fingers with Dupuytren’s contracture 7 days after collagenase clostridial histolyticum injection
- Reactivated cutaneous tuberculosis presenting as an abscess
- Fat Necrosis After DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Review of Perfusion-Related Causes