Find a Research Project / Research Supervisor
There are many different ways people come up with ideas about what they would like to do research on. It may be something you observe during your clinical practice - a problem that needs solving or a phenomenon that you would like to explore. It may be through talking to faculty members who work in a field you are interested in. Or it could be an idea that comes through reading other research that has been published.
For undergraduate students, the first experience of doing research will always be under the supervision of a more experienced supervisor - typically, a staff member at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. So this is usually a good place to start - find out about existing staff research projects that are happening in the Faculty and approach members of staff who are doing research in something that interests you. Some FMHS staff members are particularly enthusiastic about supporting and supervising undergraduate student researchers. Click here to see who have added their names to our growing list of undergraduate research champions.
Some FMHS departments are also keen to get students involved in their research. If there is a field that interests you, a first step is going onto that departmental website and checking if ongoing research projects are listed there. As we hear about ongoing projects in various divisions or departments, we will be adding them to this page. So keep checking back in if you're searching for ideas for your undergraduate research project.