The Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology aims to be both a world-class reference collection of human anatomy and pathology material and a vibrant study hub for educational and research activities. Taking a scientific and ethically-considered approach, the museum provides teaching resources for relevant University of Melbourne curricula and educational services for external institutions. The museum further offers unique public engagement opportunities, both virtual and physical, which aim to enhance knowledge transfer and broaden scientific discourse. The museum actively pursues maintenance and expansion of the collection, while also evolving to reflect our ever-changing understanding of the human body.
Rohan has been managing and curating biological museum collections at the University of Melbourne since 2013. Starting as curator of the Harry Brookes Allen Museum in 2018, he has made the collections accessible online, expanded the scope of the museum’s involvement in undergraduate teaching, and has reconstructed the museum’s animal anatomy collection. Prior to his current role, Rohan was collection manager of the Tiegs Zoology Museum (2013-2018). He has written about museums for Pursuit, INSITE magazine, and University of Melbourne Collections magazine, and is a regular guest on David Astle's Evenings program on ABC Radio Melbourne.
The foundation of the anatomy and pathology collections dates to 1859, when the University Council proposed the establishment of a museum of ‘anatomical, pathological, physiological and botanical’ specimens.
Museum Management Committee
Associate Professor Quentin Fogg
Associate Professor of Clinical Anatomy, Department of Anatomy and Physiology
Dr Jacqueline Healy
Director, Museums, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Dr Ryan Jefferies
Associate Director, Science & Academic Programs, University Museums and Collections
Dr Ross Jones
Senior Research Fellow, Indigenous History of University of Melbourne, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Associate Professor Vicki Lawson
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Curator, Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology