Each year researchers at the Woolcock Institute supervise many higher degree research students. PhD, Masters and Honours students are able to work along-side world leaders in breathing and sleep research to become the next generation of medical research leaders.
The breadth of research at the Woolcock means that we can find you a supervisor and area of research that interests you. The Woolcock Institute focuses on sleep and breathing and has over 200 people dedicated to understanding and treating disease. We have projects from the clinic to the laboratory bench.
The majority of Woolcock research students enroll through the University of Sydney’s Medical School and become an integral part of both the Institute and University. Upon successful completion of your degree you will be a University of Sydney Graduate from the prestigious Faculty of Medicine. The University of Sydney is ranked among the top 100 Universities in the world by the Times Higher Education Supplement and is the oldest university in Australia, being founded in 1850. The University of Sydney’s researchers are international leaders in their fields. Woolcock researchers are funded by federal grants from the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC), as well as other commercial and non-federal funding sources. The Woolcock Institute hosts a number of prestigious centres and is affiliated with a number of centres and hospitals throughout the region.
The Woolcock Institute has an active postgraduate committee who hold many social events and initiatives. You will meet other like-minded students and be exposed to the diversity of research throughout the Institute.
PhD students are required by the University to complete Annual Progress Reports. In addition, students are expected to participate in research meetings at the Woolcock throughout their candidature. These include:
Students are required to present their work in a 1 hour Final Seminar at the completion of their PhD, prior to the submission of their Thesis for assessment. This will be organised by the student and their supervisor.