Research education

Our research education program provides excellence in research training and support for all laboratory and clinician research students. This helps them develop expertise in innovative technologies and drives new discoveries that improve research and clinical practice

We have strong links to local and international universities and other research institutes. Our research education program provides a training and support framework for the academic and professional development of our staff and students. 

Our extensive research training program facilitates the development of future clinical and science researchers by:

  • Hosting postgraduate students undertaking (MPhil/PhD) and honours students from the University of Melbourne - through the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology and all Victorian and national universities

  • Offering a summer internship program and research placement program for local and international university students – both undergraduate and postgraduate

  • Facilitating education training for clinical research

  • Providing a school work experience program to give students opportunities to improve their understanding of cancer research and give them hands-on experience in a laboratory setting.

Peter Mac requires its staff and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide evidence.

All healthcare workers (including students and honoraries) are required to have had three doses of the COVID-19 vaccination in order to work onsite - including those who are not patient facing.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss this requirement.

Our Research Education Team 

Our team that coordinates and delivers Peter Mac's research education and professional development activities is led by Dr Erika Cretney, Peter Mac Head Research Education. 

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