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Public health

We deliver new innovative and applied public health education and teaching integrated with disruptive research to tackle today’s and tomorrow’s complex global public health challenges – cultivating the best equipped public heath workforce for the future.

Public Health at UTS understands that the world’s health needs are rapidly changing and much more complex.  Improving the health and wellbeing of our populations and communities - by preventing disease, health promotion and protection and reducing inequalities in health - will require greater trans-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts to address the social determinants of health, more health-systems based solutions and much more disruptive thinking.

To address these sorts of local and global challenges modern public health practice and leadership for the 21st Century must be agile and constantly changing.

Photo of Professor Elizabeth Sullivan" Improving the public health and wellbeing of Australia’s population– particularly for the  most vulnerable and disadvantaged –must be multi-faceted and depends on inter-disciplinary health scientists, clinicians, practitioners, researchers, analysts and educators all working together and effectively collaborating with other partners to generate  needed evidence and knowledge."

Elizabeth Sullivan, Discipline Lead and Distinguished Professor of Public Health

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Our people

Meet the public health team at UTS.

Teaching and learning

Leading experts in the field teaching and mentoring our future students.

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Methodologies and what our academics are doing across our broad range of topic areas.

Community engagement

Find out about our collaborations, partnerships, open expressions of interests.



Faculty of Health addresses significant burden of mental health and substance use in Australia.
Associate Professor Dawson presents findings of ARC funded study on the use of focus groups at AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference
Honorary Professor shares disturbing findings on sexual minority women’s mental health at her recent research seminar.
ARCCIM's Dr Jon Wardle was recently awarded prestigious NHMRC grant for his research project focused on vaccination information for parents.