Investigating the body's life processes from a single cell to the largest organ
Physiology examines how the body's cells, tissues and organs interact with each other and the surrounding environment to produce beneficial effects on function. Pathophysiology is a related field of study and investigates how normal processes become disrupted and promote dysfunction in patients under conditions of disease.
UWA is ranked 13th in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS 2017).
Anatomy and human biology
Anatomy research investigates the structure, systems and functions of the body. Human biology is a closely related discipline exploring what it means to be human in an integrative wayRead more about Anatomy and human biology
Sports science research at UWA produces industry-leading outcomes to give elite athletes the edge in performance.Read more about Sport science
Exercise and health
Exercise and health research investigates how physical activity can prevent chronic disease and promote longer, healthier lives.Read more about Exercise and health
Neuroscience (Human Sciences)
Neuroscience in the School of Human Sciences studies neuronal function and circuitry within the human nervous systems.Read more about Neuroscience (Human Sciences)
School of Human Sciences
The School of Human Sciences applies a broad, interdisciplinary approach to understanding human function and how it adapts to change and challenges.
Preventing, diagnosing and treating disease
Our wide-ranging research addresses some of the world's most significant health issues, from prevention and diagnosis, to treatment and cure.
Associate Professor Jane Pillow
Internationally recognised neonatologist and scientist focusing on improving outcomes for premature infants
Professor Shane Maloney
Investigating temperature regulation in humans and animals