Flinders is highly regarded for its undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, especially in the health sciences. Most FCCPC researchers and students are located within, and/or work closely with clinical and research staff in Flinders Medical Centre. This is a stimulating, supportive and productive academic environment.

Our research students come from diverse backgrounds - scientific, clinical, health professional and others. The applied, translational and multidisciplinary nature of our research program is especially appealing to clinicians looking to undertake a project relevant to clinical practice, or basic researchers interested in seeing the outcomes of their research applied to an internationally significant problem – cancer control.

Study Opportunities

We offer a range of Honours and Postgraduate study opportunities in the areas of cancer prevention and control. Our research includes broad focus on preventative strategies, early detection and cancer survivorship. In recognition of these strengths, we host both the Australian Cancer Research Foundation Cancer Prevention Unit and the LIVESTRONG Cancer Research Centre, which will be housed in the new Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, to be completed in late 2011.

Our cancer research is multi-disciplinary, so we have projects in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, physiology, nutrition and dietetics, psychology, epidemiology, public health, engineering and more.

Our projects will give you the opportunity to apply your skills to a cancer-related question that will really make a difference to the problem of cancer.

If you are interested in a PhD, Masters or Honours, browse the areas of research in the Research section of this web site to learn more about the research currently underway and then contact the appropriate key researchers/contact people. Alternatively you can contact the FCCPC’s Research Development Officer. Come and find outmore.

More information, including project outlines, are available on the searchable projects database for Flinders Clinical and Molecular Medicine, which contains many (but not all) of our cancer projects.