About Us

Welcome to the School of Health.

We are a School committed to health and social care as an inter-professional endeavour. We do this through innovative approaches to teaching, learning and research with a focus on rural health priorities, health workforce, and service delivery and with a strong commitment to human rights and social justice.

Our courses are current, innovative and delivered by highly skilled academic staff who are committed to teaching excellence.  Our professional courses are fully accredited with their respective governing bodies, with a focus on producing graduates who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to make valuable contributions within their professional environments.

We have a large body of postgraduate students who undertake research across the disciplines.  Our academic staff have a strong research focus with an excellent publication record.  Core areas of research interest include:

  • Health workforce training and retention, with an emphasis on patient-centered care.
  • Improving health and well-being of rural and regional communities, including indigenous communities.
  • Developing sustainable partnerships within and across the health sector, including local, regional, national and international partnerships.

We thank you for your interest in the School of Health and invite you to further explore what we have to offer on our webpages. The School of Health offers a variety of courses in Nursing, Social Work, Counselling and Mental Health, and Health Management, with opportunities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Professor Kim Usher
Head of School