One Health PhD Program


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Engage with others to deliver high-quality, high-impact research across the One Health spectrum. This PhD Program is a supplementary learning opportunity to enrich your graduate research experience. The program offers an opportunity to share your research with other disciplines and expand your peer network.

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The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences hosts the One Health PhD Program. This Program is open to graduate researchers from the:

The University of Melbourne’s PhD Programs are supplementary learning opportunities that enhance your graduate research experience. To join this PhD Program, you must be enrolled in a PhD with a One Health focus.

What is One Health?

The One Health concept recognises that water, soil, plant, animal and human health are interdependent. The University’s vision is to conduct high-quality, high-impact research across the One Health spectrum. This PhD Program is a key part of our One Health strategy. You can engage with our guiding principles to create a healthy and sustainable world.

What is the One Health PhD Program?

Our PhD Program offers you the opportunity to:

  • broaden your understanding of health
  • develop the skills and perspectives required to meet the challenges of tomorrow
  • collaborate with a wider, multidisciplinary cohort
  • enhance your career progression, wherever your PhD may take you.


The One Health PhD Program offers graduate researchers:

  • skills development workshops
  • seminars with industry, academic, government and philanthropic leaders
  • a robust network of mentors among peers and early career researchers.


We offer workshops in conjunction with industry training partners. You will develop and enhance research skills to supplement your PhD studies. And you will learn about other relevant training opportunities around the University.


We offer seminars to explore the challenges facing One Health researchers. Speakers include senior faculty academics, prominent visiting researches and industry guests.


The program's mentoring component will launch in 2020. It will connect graduate researchers with early career researchers across the One Health disciplines. Program participants will learn more details closer to the launch.


To take part in the One Health PhD Program, you must be enrolled as a PhD student in one of the following:

Your PhD topic must be within the One Health disciplines of water, soil, plant, animal or human health.

When you join the program, you will remain enrolled in your current department.

You can join the PhD Program at any time during your candidature. You will remain part of the program until you complete your doctoral studies.

If you’re a current University of Melbourne PhD student

  • Talk with your supervisor about participating in the PhD Program.
  • Contact us to join the Program.

If you want to apply for a PhD with us

First published on 22 February 2022.

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