At the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, we know that better health begins with better understanding.

Through evidence-based research and clinical innovations, our leading researchers and award winning teaching staff are educating communities to live healthy now, and into the future.

From child and maternal health, to sports science and psychology, we’re changing behaviour for better health – on a global scale.


About Professor Matt Sanders

An innovation champion, Professor Matt Sanders is a global leader in the field of evidence-based parenting intervention.

As a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre at The University of Queensland, Professor Sanders founded the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program. The Triple P- Positive Parenting Program benefits more than 7 million families in 25 countries.

With more than 60,000 trained practitioners, the power of Triple P has been recognised in independent reviews and praised in the New York Times. Click here to read more about Triple P. Professor Sanders has devoted his career to improving the lives of families and children through dedicated research and outreach to policy makers in government.

In recognition of his pioneering work, Professor Sanders was awarded the 2007 Australian Psychological Society’s President’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology and the 2007 Trailblazers Award from the Parenting and Families Special Interest Group in the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy. Professor Sanders also won the 2004 Collaborative Prevention Science Award from the Society for Prevention Research in the US and a Distinguished Career Award from the Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. In 2009 Professor Sanders was named Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association and in 2007 was awarded Queenslander of the Year.

Click here to read more about Professor Matt Sanders.