Health and Biofutures

Health and Biofutures

We engage with the scientific, technological and socio-political transformations of human health and the production of human life, building on contemporary currents in academic and applied research to address major public policy questions and challenges in Australia and internationally.

Funded research

Our researchers have received funding from the ARC, through future fellowships and linkage projects as well as from international bodies.

Past Events

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News & Events

Psychedelic Entanglements: An interdisciplinary exploration of psychedelics, science & drug-use – Friday 22 June

  Psychedelic Entanglements: An interdisciplinary exploration of psychedelics, science & drug-use Friday 22nd June, 2018, Monash Club (32 Exhibition Walk, Clayton Campus), 10am – 4pm Organised by the The Neurosocieties Group at Monash Register at:   Psychedelics – usually associated with 1960s countercultures – are making a comeback. The possibility that psychedelics may offer new, much needed treatments for…

Interview on antibiotic resistance Associate Professor Mark Davis sits down with the School of Media, Film and Journalism to discuss a new ARC Discovery Project on antimicrobial resistance. Associate Professor Davis leads an international team researching publics, media and communications on antibiotic resistance. Listen to the interview here.

Stem Cell Tourism on Life Matters (Radio National)

Professor Alan Petersen and Associate Professor Megan Munsie (University of Melbourne) recently appeared on Life Matters (Radio National) to discuss their recent research project on the socio-cultural dynamics of stem cell tourism, particularly the factors shaping Australians’ views and expectations of stem cell treatments offered abroad.  Listen to the podcast here.        

11 April 2017 – Seminar

Can and should ageing be ‘treated’?: Making sense of the rise of the anti-ageing treatment market Join Professor Alan Peterson for his upcoming National Ageing Research Institute Weekly Seminar. The recent rapid growth of the market of ‘anti-ageing treatments’ raises a host of questions for those concerned with the health and welfare of older people.…

18 April 2016 – Book Launch

Monash Health and Biofutures Focus Program invite you to join the authors Alan Petersen, Megan Munsie, Claire Tanner, Casimir McGregor and Jane Brophy, and their guests in celebrating the launch of Stem Cell Tourism and the Political Economy of Hope. The event will be launched by Professor Jane Kaye of the University of Melbourne. Kathleen Syme Library…

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