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The University of Sydney School of Health Sciences

World-leading health sciences education and research
Our learning, research and teaching programs are creating the next generation of allied health professionals. Our graduates and researchers will drive change for health and wellbeing outcomes in local and global communities.

About the Sydney School of Health Sciences

The Sydney School of Health Sciences is a world leader in health science research and education.

We are known for excellence. Students are at the centre of our education, and people at the centre of our research. We provide an engaging and stimulating student-centred education environment, attracting the best students and researchers nationally and internationally. We offer undergraduate and master's courses and three majors across seven disciplines.

We collaborate with external partners and engage with real-world problems to anticipate the health issues of tomorrow while overcoming the challenges of today. Our high-impact research is acknowledged and translated into practice and policy nationally and internationally. Our multidisciplinary research themes and centres reflect the strength, diversity and depth of our research. Our master's and PhD research degrees offer the opportunity to work alongside our world-leading researchers.

Our graduates are global citizens who solve issues critical to health and wellbeing.

We engage in key issues, such as healthcare reform and strive to achieve the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes for the whole community.

This is our vision for tomorrow’s leaders in health.


Our teaching and research activities cover the following disciplines:

Our people

Professor Joshua Burns
Head of School and Dean

Jo Hale
School Manager

Current student or course support:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support:

Research student enquiries:

Student placements: work integrated learning team

Whether you're a prospective or current student here is a detailed list of who to contact at the university. 

Sydney School of Health Sciences (SSHS) works with partners in the health and welfare sector to bring innovation to improve health and wellbeing.

Strong allied health partnerships with NSW Local Health Districts and the SSHS, have been developed through appointments at the Professor level in 5 large metropolitan health districts. 

The participating health districts and the Professors of Allied Health in each health district are:

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) 

Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD)

  • Professor Jim Elliott (Acting Director of Kolling Institute)

Sydney Local Health District (SLHD)

South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD)

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD)

  • Professor Vicki Flood (Director of Partnerships and Placements, SSHS)

These partnerships aim to identify and facilitate projects to the mutual benefit of all partners. Key among these opportunities are: building research capacity in clinical and community units, embedded research conducted in local health districts involving allied health clinicians, developing and supporting innovative education models for clinical placements of students, achieving research impact through implementation of research into practice and supporting workforce development of allied health professionals. 

The Professors of Allied Health also support the work of the Work Integrated Learning team, by helping to build the networks for the clinical placements of students.

The partnerships are strengthened by local health district staff with honorary clinical academic positions in SSHS, and in turn, a number of SSHS academics hold honorary appointments within the health districts. These positions further underpin ongoing partnerships across a breadth of allied health disciplines, and help to support a multi-disciplinary, networked workforce between sectors.

Head of School and Dean

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Professor Joshua Burns
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Sydney School of Health Sciences

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