The Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra educates health and sport professionals and researchers to be leaders in their fields.
We teach in thirteen study areas: Nursing, Midwifery, Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Dietetics, Pharmacy, Public Health, Psychology, Counselling, Medical Radiation Science, Occupational Therapy, Optometry and Speech Pathology. Our courses are a blend of theory and practical application to real world settings, and our graduates are highly sought-after.
Our research has a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of people living in the Canberra region, Australia and abroad through the work of our institutes and centres: Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Science (RISE), Health Research Institute (HRI), and Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre – SYNERGY, a partnership between University of Canberra and ACT Health.
Our UC Health Clinics, integrating healthcare with education, provides real world educational opportunities for students while offering affordable, high quality allied health services for the Canberra community. The UC Hospital, the largest purpose-built rehabilitation centre in the ACT, houses a state-of-the-art clinical and practical teaching space for students in collaboration with ACT Health.
UC’s innovative sporting commons is home to the ACT Brumbies, UC Capitals, and Special Olympics ACT and world-class sporting facilities for students and staff.
We regularly engage with our local community by raising awareness of health issues and supporting the Health professional community through professional short courses.
As of 2020, we are the highest ranked Australian Health Faculty that does not have a Medical School (Times Higher Education rankings).
- #1 in the ACT for Fulltime Employment and Median Salary in Health Services
- #1 in the ACT for Fulltime Employment and Median Salary in Nursing
- Rated 5-stars for full time employment and student support in Nursing.
- #1 in the ACT for Fulltime Employment and Median Salary in Psychology
- Rated 5-stars for full time employment in Psychology.
- #1 in Australia for Fulltime Employment in Rehabilitation
- #1 in the ACT for Fulltime Employment and Median Salary in Rehabilitation
- Rated 5-stars for full time employment, median salary and skills development in the Rehabilitation.
- Rated 5-stars for full time employment in Social Sciences.
|Professor Michelle Lincoln||Executive Dean, Faculty of Health|
|Professor Stuart Semple||Associate Dean - Education|
|Professor Jennie Scarvell||Associate Dean - Research and Innovation|
|Professor Karen Strickland||Head of School - Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health|
|Professor Mark Naunton||Head of School - Clinical Sciences|
|Dr Richard Keegan||Head of School - Rehabilitation and Health Sciences|
|Professor Rachel Davey||Director - Health Research Institute (HRI)|
|Dr Gordon Waddington||Director - Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UC-RISE)|
|Ms Rachel Harrigan||Faculty General Manager|
|Ms Bronwyn Kosman||Education Manager|
|Dr Nicole Vlahovich||Research Manager|
|Mrs Rebecca Tanner||Operations Manager|
|Ms Sally Jackson||Health Clinics Manager|
|Mrs Eva Weyling||Clinic Coordinator|
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