Anatomy and human biology
Key research areas
The School of Human Sciences is home to a range of facilities which support world-class research and teaching activities.
Cell and Molecular Life Facility
The Cell and Molecular Life Facility teaches and supports research staff and students using advanced molecular biology techniques.
UWA’s Histology Laboratory produces high-quality work for teaching and research purposes within the University and broader scientific community.
Imaging @ Science
Imaging at Science is a leading WA biological imaging facility with specialised services in light microscopy, live cell imaging and confocal microscopy.
We collaborate with industry, government and other universities to achieve real-world applications for our research.
International Research Collaborative –
Oral Health and Equity (IROCHE.net)
The IRCOHE.net develops innovative solutions in health education, research and service to address the global challenges in social inequities.
The IRCOHE.net focus is to provide world-class R&D, facilitate improved health in societies across the world, and address the needs of marginalised communities. Its team of 150 fellows, students and collaborators work through ten international regional hubs to advance the joint agenda of equity for all.
Key issues it addresses include health policy and strategy; accessibility; workforce: skills mix, education and distribution; and research oriented to health care needs and prevention.
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
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
Physiology examines how the body's cells, tissues and organs interact with each other and the surrounding environment to produce beneficial effects on function.Read more about Physiology
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)
Dr Cyril Grueter
Dr Cyril Grueter is a senior lecturer and researcher in biological anthropology, studying the social organisation of primates as a basis for understanding human behaviour.Read more about Dr Cyril Grueter
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.
Centre for Sleep Science
UWA’s Centre for Sleep Science is committed to researching sleep and sleep disorders and offers a variety of educational opportunities.
Optimising physical and mental performance
Our researchers are discovering ways to improve the quality of life by better understanding how we think, feel and move.
PhD opportunities in Science
You can research your PhD at UWA and join leading academics and researchers on innovative projects answering the world’s big questions through our PhD opportunities in Science.