Student research portal

The Student Research Portal was established to be a comprehensive source of information for students and research supervisors to post, locate and enquire about available research projects and activities, report student research activity and achievements, and express an interest in teaching into the medical program. For details on the research options for students, click the Research in your medical degree button above.

Steps to find a project

You can find a research project or activity during your medical degree through 'Find a project'. This is a searchable database that contains a wide variety of research projects suitable for medical students. 

Step 1: Search Find a Project for area of interest, location or just browse. New projects are listed at the top. 

Step 2: Click on the project title for more information about the research and the supervisor.

Step 3: Click the Enquire button on the project summary page if you interested and want to know more. You can attach your CV to your enquiry. After you submit you will receive an email confirmation with a copy of your enquiry.

Step 4: Once you have established contact with the research supervisor, it is up to you and the supervisor to progress a research arrangement (or not).  If you are doing volunteer/extra-curricular research, please follow the requirements of Extended Research outlined on Research in your Medical Degree

Step 5: Once you have arranged research with a supervisor and before you begin, please ‘Register your research’ and complete the ‘Student Volunteering Experience Research Form’.

Find a project

Register your research

Please let us know about all research activities you are involved in during your medical degree. It all matters. Especially if you are doing voluntary (extracurricular) research. By registering your research, we can acknowledge and recognise these activities as part of your medical program and you will receive a certificate when you graduate.

Once you have arranged research with a supervisor and before you begin, all students doing voluntary research must complete a Student Volunteering Experience Research Form. Download the appropriate form below. Note: ensure you download the most recent version below - older forms will not be accepted.

Register your research

Report your research achievements

UQ Medicine takes great pride in the research achievements of our students. Please use the form at the link below to enter your research achievements. These might include: journal publications, conference abstracts, oral or poster conference presentations, grants, awards, newspaper articles, interviews and invited talks.

Report research achievements


If you have any comments or suggestions relating to student research, please contact us.

If you feel that your enquiry or comment is confidential, please feel free to contact A/Prof Diann Eley, Director of MD Research on

Contact Student Research

It's easy to post a research project for students. Before posting a project, please read through the Advice on supervising students in volunteer research document.

Posting a project

Step 1: The button below takes you to a form for you to enter the required information on any research project or activity you wish to offer a medical student. You may submit as many as you like at any time, but it is better if you have several similar projects to combine them into one posting with a more generic title to attract students. It is best if the title is not too specific.  

Step 2: When you submit the form you will receive an email confirmation of what you submitted. All projects will be uploaded as soon as possible to the Find a project database.

Step 3: Students will send you direct enquiries about your project from the Find a project page, and are asked to attach their CV. These enquiries will go to the contact email address you specified on the form. The email sender will be ''. 

Step 4: Please respond to any student enquiries at your earliest convenience, or within one week. Even a quick reply is sufficient and will be much appreciated.

What happens next? Once you have established contact – it is up to you and the student to progress a research arrangement (or not). For students doing volunteer/extra-curricular research, please familiarise yourself with the guidelines for students doing Extended Research.

Post your project

Provide feedback

If you have any comments, suggestions, or would like us to update your project listing, please contact us. If you feel that your enquiry or comment is confidential, please feel free to contact A/Prof Diann Eley, Director of MD Research on

Email Student Research

Cut and paste the required field into the search box, or browse the list below. You can search for projects based on:

  • Discipline (use list on right); or 
  • Location (use list on right); or
  • Type of student (cut and paste either PhD or MPhil only OR Volunteer/extra-curricular OR Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer); or
  • Researcher, Clinician or Supervisor surname,

It is best to right click and open each project in a new tab, so that the search results are not lost.


  • Anaesthesiology
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Cardiology
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Data analytics
  • Dermatology and skin cancer
  • Emergency medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Epidemiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General practice
  • Geriatrics
  • Genomics
  • Gynaecology
  • Health informatics
  • Health services
  • Immunology
  • Infectious disease
  • Intellectual disability
  • Internal medicine
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Lung and allergy
  • Medical education
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical image analysis
  • Mental health
  • Neuroscience
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative care
  • Pathology 
  • Perinatal research
  • Pharmacology
  • Primary care
  • Psychiatry
  • Public health
  • Radiology and imaging
  • Respiratory and thoracic
  • Rural and Indigenous health
  • Surgery and subspecialties
  • Telemedicine/online health
  • Trauma and critical care


  • Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre
  • Caboolture Hospital
  • Child Health Research Centre
  • CSIRO Australian e-Health Research Centre (Herston)
  • Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • Jamieson Trauma Institute, RBWH
  • Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
  • Mater Research Institute
  • Ochsner Clinical School
  • Prince Charles Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • QIMR Berghofer (Herston)
  • Queensland Brain Institute
  • Redcliffe Hospital
  • Redlands Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
  • Rural Clinical School (Bundaberg)
  • Rural Clinical School (Hervey Bay)
  • Rural Clinical School (Rockhampton)
  • Rural Clinical School (Toowoomba)
  • School of Public Health (Herston)
  • St Andrews Hospital
  • St Lucia campus
  • Sunshine Coast clinical unit
  • Translational Research Institute
  • UQ Centre for Clinical Research (Herston)
  • UQ Diamantina Institute
  • Wesley Hospital


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