Faculty of

Health and Behavioural Sciences

The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences is a research leader across a range of discipline areas, including rehabilitation, speech pathology, ageing, child and maternal health, sports science and more. We pride ourselves on translating knowledge into action.

We are committed to the development of evidence-based research and clinical innovations that benefit the community and help improve our world. Our scholars, educators and clinicians, together with key partners in the health sector, set the directions for health and behavioural sciences nationally and internationally.  

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Our research is in areas critical to healthcare for the future – from disease prevention and healthy ageing to lessening physical and psychological suffering. We don’t shy away from the big issues either: mental health, cancer treatment, neurological conditions, substance abuse and addictions, obesity and Indigenous health, to name a few.

We are proud of the work being undertaken by our researchers. For example, in the School of Pharmacy, Professor Greg Monteith and his team have discovered a new way to target a rare form of breast cancer, giving hope for improved treatment options. Dr Tina Skinner’s exercise oncology team in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences were the first to show that high-intensity exercise can reduce tumour growth while providing significant physical and psychological benefits for cancer survivors. The School of Psychology is the home of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, devised by Professor Matt Sanders. Triple P is a successful parenting intervention that has helped millions of families around the world.

Our Faculty is leading the way in reshaping the training of future professionals in allied healthcare and in undertaking interdisciplinary research and practice that makes a real difference. We focus on changing behaviour for better health.



Our notable people

Professor Matt Sanders

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) UQ

Professor Sanders’ body of work with Triple P has grown to represent one of the world’s most extensively evaluated, strongly supported and widely implemented system of parenting intervention.

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The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences is leading the way in shaping the future of allied healthcare. Our interdisciplinary research and practice makes a real difference to the world and its people. Help us translate knowledge into action.