Health and Education research
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.
Many Health and Education faculty researchers work in collaboration with the University Research Centres; the Centre for Organisational Change and Agility (COCA), the Artificial Intelligence Research and Optimisation (AIRO) centre, the Centre for Health Futures (CHEF), Centre for Healthy Sustainable Development (CHSD) and the Centre for Public Health, Equity and Human Flourishing (PHEHF) and are centre members.
Executive Dean, Professor Matthew Mundy
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.
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
- 19 -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
Meet our research leaders
Associate Professor Littleton conducts research in the area of public health with a specific focus on children, the social and political determinants
Professor Li has over a decade of training in cardiovascular physiology and biophysics and has focused on understanding the mechanisms