The Health and Education faculty is proud of its person-first cultural focus which results in high-quality learning, teaching and research, making a positive, innovative impact on health care and education provision.
About the faculty
The Health and Education faculty encompasses conventional (Nursing, Public Health, Counselling, Psychology), emerging (Aesthetics, Wellbeing, Nutrition) and complimentary medicine (Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Chinese Medicine) fields; underpinned by a strong foundational program in our Diploma of Health Science. Our Education Programs have a strong focus on innovation and inclusion. With the inclusion of strong researchers in our teaching team and collaboration with our research centres reinforces our bridging of the teaching-research nexus.
Professor Mundy is a cognitive neuroscientist by training, with an international reputation for expertise in human learning and memory; as well as in education-focused research of teaching and learning innovation. Professor Mundy’s aim is to infuse research-driven change into tertiary teaching, through understanding of the psychological science behind learning and memory. He is particularly driven to ensure healthy mental health and wellbeing sit alongside effective and engaging learning ensuring high quality outcomes for all students.
Contact Professor Matthew Mundy for project partnerships or to learn more about our Health and Education faculty.
Health and Education are central to the function, wellbeing, development and growth of all people and peoples. Our faculty aims to bring this nexus together for the benefit of communities both local and global, with a focus on health access, social justice, and community wellness and wellbeing.
Professor Mathew Mundy
Executive Dean,Health and Education
Explore our areas of research
The faculty undertakes a range of traditional and non-traditional research in a range of areas that intersect with the university’s research Centres and inter-disciplinary themes.
Frailty and decision making
Dementia, ageing and aged care
Frailty screening technology
Health access and conditions (incl. rural, diversity)
Health workers say on rural health
Refugee integration & social determinants of health
Survey of health care professionals adapted to telehealth during COVID
-Social & economic determinants of health/wellbeing
Cardiovascular, Mental health
Nurse led models of care within emergency dept
Gender misconceptions of men in nursing scale
Healthcare professionals’ presentism (rural) during COVID outbreak
Regulation of food
Effects on consumer knowledge and attitudes
International comparison of strategies for building consumer trust in food
Health implications of distrust in health system
Alcohol use in midlife women incl. during COVID
Cancer candidacy for women in midlife
Ectopic pregnancy in Ethiopia
Neonatal health, mental health
Partnerships between health agencies and
culturally & linguistically diverse communities
Associate Professor Clare Littleton
Associate Professor Littleton conducts research in the area of public health with a specific focus on children, the social and political determinants
of health, health equity, education, and public policy. Her research focusses on addressing complex policy issues through cross disciplinary research, specifically public health and political science.
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