The Faculty of Health Sciences is known for world-leading health sciences education and research. We offer bold, innovative programs in six allied health professions at undergraduate and graduate entry level, as well as a general health sciences degree. We are ranked number one in the world for sport, physical therapy and rehabilitation (QS subject rankings 2017). Our research ranks ‘well above world class' (Excellence in Research for Australia level 5) and we rank 33rd in the world for health (T.H.E. World University Rankings 2015/16). We have several research centres focused on improving health outcomes in specialist areas.


From creatures of habit to digital zombies - are we all addicts?

Dr Andrew Campbell, says that while technology such as apps for improving mental health can be very beneficial, having access to mobile devices 24/7 is having a huge impact on our lives.

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When it comes to sport, boys ‘play like a girl’

When it comes to sport, boys ‘play like a girl’

An article by Dr Marnee McKay and Professor Joshua Burns, where they discuss new research that finds girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates.

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Our research is driven by the big picture

The yoga paradox: how yoga can cause pain and treat it

Associate Professor Evangelos Pappas discusses new research highlighting the complex relationship between yoga and musculoskeletal pain, the second most common cause of disability worldwide.

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