The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences was established in 2014 to provide a strong, unified voice for the allied health and behavioural science professions (within UQ and beyond). It provides for the co-location of like-minded health professions at a time when the health sector is seeking alternatives to costly hospital-based models of healthcare. The Faculty provides a focal point for the important reciprocal relations between health and behaviour - how behaviour influences health and how health influences behaviour – and the recognition that sustaining behavioural change is a key to secure better individual and public health outcomes.
The Faculty’s aspiration is to be a genuinely world-class collective of scholars, educators and clinicians who together, with key partners in the health sector, set the directions for health and behavioural sciences nationally and internationally. The Faculty actively seeks to be at the vanguard of:
- the development of new knowledge in the health and behavioural sciences
- the establishment of new pedagogies for learning and the acquisition of fundamental and clinical expertise in the health sciences; and
- the assimilation of the behavioural sciences into the day-to-day practice of the health sector.