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, Social Science, 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; migrant and refugee sexual and reproductive health and rights; global maternal and child health 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. Public health research programs explore otitis media, gestational diabetes, cancer prevention and survivorship, and the social determinants of health, and make use of existing health data collections and linked health datasets from national and international sources.

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