The Ritchie Centre

The Ritchie Centre at Hudson Institute of Medical Research is a research centre jointly with Monash University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Department of Paediatrics at the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, and is a research partner of Monash Children’s Hospital and Monash Women’s Services at Monash Health.

The Centre aims 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 six research themes in the Centre

  • Women’s Health
  • Fetal and Neonatal Health: Respiratory and Cardiovascular
  • Fetal and Neonatal Health: Brain Injury and Neurodevelopment
  • Newborn Health
  • Infection, Inflammation and Immunity
  • Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine

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 Hudson Institute 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.

Student Research Projects

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University
Department of Paediatrics, Monash University