School of Health Sciences

Public Health and Health Services

Discipline Lead | Andrew Page

Western Sydney University conducts world standard research and teaching in Public Health and Health Services. It is a discipline that spans the Schools of Medicine, Health, Science, and Nursing and Midwifery.

Western researchers are world leaders in transdisciplinary health research, particularly in maternal and child health, aged care, chronic conditions, disability and mental health. Our researchers lead world-first international programs including the: Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home Visiting program; the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Translational Research Unit (DOMTRU); the early oral health program and; health services research to improve quality and reduce medication errors. Western’s translational approach to research has been effectively actioned through the Translational Health Research Institute and the Centre for Health Research (CHR). Public health research programs explore otitis media, gestational diabetes, cancer, and the social determinants of health, and make use of existing health data collections and linked health datasets from national and international sources.