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The George Institute is committed to developing the next generation of health researchers to discover new ways to identify, treat and prevent chronic disease.

“It is vital that we invest in talented individuals who will shape the future of Australian healthcare.”

Vlado Perkovic
Executive Director, The George Institute Australia

Why Study with Us?

  • We're a world leading health research institute
  • Structured postgraduate program consisting of in-house research seminars, developing students methodological, statistical and research skills
  • Supervisors with expertise in heart and vascular diseases, neurological conditions, renal and metabolic conditions, critical illness and intensive care, musculoskeletal conditions, injury and epidemiology
  • Access to the best researchers in Australia and Internationally, who are willing to provide their expertise, knowledge, advice and guidance
  • We have links throughout the world with leading academic institutions, including the University of Sydney, Peking University and University of Oxford
  • We support you in publishing in leading research journals
  • Opportunities to present and obtain feedback on your research internally and externally
  • Potential for clinical and academic collaborations, as well as collaborations within other research fields within the Institute
  • 98% completion rate, with students who study with the Institute obtaining their doctorates
  • Collegial and stimulating environment
  • Dedicated support for scholarship and funding applications

Student Testimonials

Lizzy DunfordFood Policy

Since her PhD: Research Fellow, Food Policy,The George Institute
Key Achievements: Awarded the Young Investigator Award at the 12th International Congress on Obesity, nomination for the Sustainia100 awards for her project on FoodSwitch

“I appreciate the passion and dedication that academic staff at TGI have for their work and the encouragement that my supervisors provide me on a daily basis.”

Min Jun – Renal & Metabolic Health

Since his PhD: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Calgary, Canada
Key Achievements: Awarded NHMRC Early Career Fellowships Grant,  Alberta Innovates Health Solution (AIHS) Postgraduate Fellowship and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship, Published in the Lancet

“In addition to their [supervisory] support, it was the collaborative environment at the Institute that made my PhD journey much less stressful. I was able to work with experts in not only nephrology, but also biostatistics, epidemiology, and other specialties of medicine. This unique multidisciplinary nature of the Institute, which spans across so many different fields, is what distinguishes the Institute from others. This also creates great opportunities for networking, both on a national and international level, resulting in valuable collaborations and opening up future opportunities, which are particularly important for early career researchers.”     

Amanda HallMusculoskeletal Health

Since her PhD: Postdoctoral Fellow, The University College, Dublin, Clinical Research Scientist, Public Health Canada, and now Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The George Institute UK
Key Achievements: Awarded Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship

“The highlight of being a student at the Institute was being a part of an amazing group with a strong reputation for quality and research excellence.”

Beverley Essue – Health Economics

Since her PhD: Research Fellow, The George Insitute Australia
Key Achievements: Awarded Ian Potter Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship & NHMRC Sidney Sax Early Career Research Fellowship

“TGI provides a very supportive and collegial environment. There were several other PhD students around the office who were completing a PhD at the same time as me and they provided incredible academic (and social!) support and assistance throughout. Being based at the GI also provided invaluable access to senior level academics at the forefront of clinical and public health research. The GI also offered weekly seminars and training workshops which provided exposure to different areas of research and the opportunity to acquire new skills and ensured ongoing professional development.”

Anushka PatelCardiovascular health

Since her PhD: Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute (2001), Head, Cardiac Program (2005), Executive Director, George Institute India (2008), now, Chief Scientist, George Institute
Achievements: University of Sydney’s Peter Bancroft Prize, named The(sydney)magazine's top 100 most influential people (2011), part of team awarded the Excellence Award from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHRMC)

“The range of skills among potential supervisors at GI provide a very unique opportunity for developing skills in multiple areas and receiving high quality formal supervision along with more informal mentoring.”

Interested in studying with us?

Please send through a completed postgraduate inquiry form along with a cover letter, CV and your academic transcript to Leanne Tea, HR Coordinator.