Guiding principles

Evidence-informed and evidence-generating

Projects carried out under (or in association with) Healthy Sydney University should be evidence-informed and evidence-generating.


Projects affecting staff or student life should be developed in collaboration with staff, students and their representatives, including student organisations. Healthy Sydney University also supports collaboration with the broader community.

Holistic view of health and wellbeing

Projects implemented and/or endorsed by Healthy Sydney University recognise the relationship between physical and mental health and wellbeing.

University-wide engagement at all levels

Healthy Sydney University supports academic and professional staff, management, students and student organisations across all sections of the university to work together – top-down and bottom-up.

Population settings-based approach

Activities should adopt an integrated, sustainable, population-based approach, utilising existing resources, rather than address individual health needs.

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