About us

Welcome to the School of Public Health

Welcome to the Sydney School of Public Health

The Sydney School of Public Health is Australia’s first and leading School of Public Health – a vibrant community of academics, educators, staff, research groups and centres that offer a wide range of education and research opportunities for students.

Founded in 1930, for almost ninety years we have been tackling the greatest health challenges facing Australia and the world. Today, we have more than 300 staff and 1000 students who strive to make a positive social impact on their community. Every day, graduates from the Sydney School of Public Health are making a difference to the lives of people in Australia and across the globe.

Our vision is for a global community where everyone’s needs for good health and wellbeing are met. Our vision extends to those with the greatest need, who would benefit most from improved health and reduced inequalities. We actualise this vision by providing high quality, accessible education, conducting outstanding, high impact research and working in partnership to translate knowledge into policy, action and evaluation.

Our staff have an outstanding reputation for high quality teaching and research. Our academics are leaders in their field – in areas like tobacco control, chronic disease prevention, healthy ageing, infectious disease, population health metrics and physical activity. They are working with leading institutions such as the World Health Organization, Gates Foundation, Australian government at the local, state and federal level to bring the benefits of public health policy and practice to the people who need it most.