The UQ Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences offers study and research opportunities across a diverse range of disciplines.

Comprised of schools from the health, social, and behavioural sciences, as well as research centres and clinics, our Schools and Centres offer a breadth of study areas and conduct innovative research in health and wellbeing. Students gain practical experience through clinical and non-clinical partnerships, while providing healthcare and rehabilitation services to the wider community.  
With over 7,000 students, including over 800 international students, enrolled in six schools, and an alumni network of more than 50,000, the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences offers students a truly immersive, world-class education.

UQ was ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd in the world for sports-related subject

(2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject)


Professor Louise Hickson UQI am delighted to welcome you to the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences at UQ.

The Faculty is positioned to reshape how we train future professionals in clinical and allied healthcare and how we engage in interdisciplinary research and practice that contributes to better health outcomes for the community.

We share the skills, knowledge, insights and methods of our different disciplines and professions to generate health, social, and cost benefits both for individuals and for the state and national economies.

We recognise partnerships as being central to success and as a consequence, we interact closely not only with our clinical and non-clinical colleagues in the public and private sector but also with other faculties and research centres within UQ who have a health interest.

We aspire to the World Health Organization’s finding that recognises one way to significantly improve the delivery of healthcare is to educate health professionals on interdisciplinary collaboration: working together to communicate across professional boundaries, and to think and work as a team centred on the client.

Our Faculty’s interprofessional education strategy is paving the way for the future of healthcare, providing students the confidence to collaborate with health professionals across the spectrum, to succeed as effective team members, break down barriers and lead interprofessional healthcare teams to ultimately help transform patient care globally.

Professor Louise Hickson
Executive Dean
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

See our mission and strategy.