The Ritchie Centre

Centre Director: Professor Stuart Hooper

The Ritchie Centre at Monash Institute of Medical Research is the principal research centre of the Monash University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the School of Clinical Sciences and a major research partner of the Department of Paediatrics. Our mission is to improve the health of women and children through innovative research that informs better healthcare. The Ritchie Centre has over 150 research staff and students, including fetal physiologists, immunologists, stem cell biologists, neonatologists, paediatricians, obstetricians, gynaecologists, and radiologists.

Research at The Ritchie Centre

We have four research themes in the centre:

Recent publications from the centre can be viewed here.

Where we are

The Centre is located at Monash Medical Centre and has translational research partnerships with Victoria’s largest health service, Southern Health, through Monash Women’s Hospital, Monash Children’s Hospital, Monash Newborn, and The Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre. Through the Southern Clinical School our staff provide teaching to undergraduate medical, biomedical science and science students and to postgraduate clinical trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology and neonatology.

Being a student at The Ritchie Centre

We are delighted to welcome research students to undertake an Honours project or a PhD  in research in any of our four themes. The MIMR Postgraduate Student Committee supports all higher degree students at the Institute, coordinating annual reviews and presentations. The Ritchie Centre provides funding support for PhD students to present their research at national and international conferences.  Sample research projects can be accessed here.

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Recent publications from the Centre can be viewed