Research at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre is underpinned by good clinical research practice (GCP) which is an ethical and scientific standard by which research is designed, implemented and reported. This ensures the data are credible and that the rights, integrity and confidentiality of participants are safeguarded.
Differing levels of medical research is supported and undertaken with research findings maximizing clinical practice and policy. This can lead to improved patient care and outcomes, service delivery and efficiency. Appropriately trained and qualified individuals supervise all research .
Collaboration provides opportunities for staff and clients to access recent advances in sexually transmissible infection/HIV treatment and prevention. The Unit continues to grow with effective partnerships locally, nationally and internationally.
The MSHC Research and Evaluation Unit includes academic staff of Monash University, research nurses and research students. The Centre supports research opportunities for PhD candidates,Advanced Medical Science students (AMS) and other postgraduate students.
Those interested in participating in research are encouraged to contact the Centre.
Dissemination of research output is published in scientific journals, surveillance reports, conference presentations and the MSHC annual report. Many of these papers have been influential in changing and shaping clinical practice both nationally and internationally. Innovation and research leadership continue as themes for the Centre.
Plain summaries for participants of clinical research studies are available here.