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 fourteen study areas: Nursing, Midwifery, Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Dietetics, Pharmacy, Public Health, Psychology, Counselling, Medical Radiation Science, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Speech Pathology and Social Work. 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), University of Canberra Centre for Ageing Research and Translation (CARAT), 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 Canberra Health Services.
UC’s evolving sports neighbourhood is home to the ACT Brumbies, UC Capitals 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.
In 2023, we are in the top 10 ranked Australian Health Faculties (Times Higher Education rankings).
|Professor Stuart Semple||Acting Executive Dean, Faculty of Health|
|Assoc Prof Tanya Lawlis||Associate Dean - Education|
|Assoc Prof Nicole Freene||Associate Dean - Research and Innovation|
|Professor Sue McAllister||Associate Dean – Work Integrated Learning|
|Professor Jenny Weller-Newton||Head of School - Nursing, and Midwifery|
|Professor Mark Naunton||Head of School - Clinical Sciences|
|Julie Cooke||Head of School - Rehabilitation and Health Sciences|
|Professor Rachel Davey||Director - Health Research Institute (HRI)|
|Professor Aaron Smith||Director - Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UC-RISE)|
|Ms Rachel Harrigan||Faculty General Manager|
|Ms Carol-Lynne Floyd||Faculty Business Support Manager|
|Mrs Marike Van Noorden||Education Manager|
|Dr Nicole Vlahovich||Research Manager|
|Mrs Rebecca Tanner||Operations Manager|
|Mrs Sally Quattro||Health Clinics Manager|
|Mrs Eva Weyling||Clinic Coordinator|