Information technology


Medline, CINAHL, Psychinfo, Social Science Index and other relevant databases are available via the Library webpage if you are connected to the University server. You may also access them, along with other databases, via computers in the libraries.

Student Computer Labs

The Sydney School of Public Health has a large computer lab situated in Room 330 on the third floor of the Edward Ford Building (A27). The Lab, available for students studying at the School, has networked PCs with a range of word processing, spreadsheet and statistical software. Students also have access to the Physiology Computer Lab, located in the Anderson Stuart Building (F13). These labs are often booked for classes - so please check the timetables:

Computer Lab timetables

  • Timetable for access is on a printed sheet on the door of the computer lab.

Computer Support

Please contact the ICT Helpdesk :

By email

By telephone on +61 2 9351 6000
Helpdesk support is available from 8:00am to 9:00pm AEST Mondays to Fridays.

After hours access

Access to the computer lab
If you need to access the computer lab at times when the Edward Ford building is closed (most evenings and all weekend), you’ll need to get this access added to your student card. Contact the Office for Teaching and Learning in Room 329 of the Edward Ford Building to arrange this.


If you are planning to use the School's IT resources, you should also be familiar with the Policy on the use of University Information and Communication Technology Resources.

You may also find these documents useful resources:

For Research Students Only

A desk and computer of your own

If you are a full-time PhD student, and your supervisor is based in the Edward Ford Building (A27), you will be offered a hot desk sitting arrangement. You will be allocated to a room in which you can use any desk which is free. It will be a first come, first served basis. In the event all spaces are taken, you will need to work from the Edward Ford Lounge. The rooms have desktops computers.

To organise a desk space:

If you would like to be based in the Edward Ford Building, close to your supervisor, contact:

Susan Martinez

Room 322
Edward Ford Building (A27)
T +61 2 9306 5336

If your supervisor is not based in the Edward Ford Building please talk to them to organise space in their respective building.

To organise a computer, contact:

Ask your Supervisor to contact ICT about your computer needs.

T The ICT Helpdesk number is +61 2 9351 6000



Other databases are also available, including Cochrane reviews and internet journals. Details are available from the Library.

Apps and Software

Currently enrolled research students can access a number of apps and software free of charge.

Link to apps and software.