School of Population and Global Health

Protecting and improving health

Population (or public) health is the art and science of protecting and improving the health of communities, using an evidence-based approach through research, advocacy and health promotion. It plays an important role in health and wellbeing, as well as improving the social and environmental conditions and behaviours that affect us.

At The University of Western Australia, the School of Population and Global Health is a leading research, teaching and service organisation whose work influences health policies and practices. The School comprises Population and Public Health, the Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) and The Raine Study.

With a commitment to achieving excellence in teaching and research training, our courses are flexible and industry relevant, giving students the knowledge and skills to address pressing and emerging health issues.

The School is guided by an Advisory Board that includes high profile and influential members from both government and non-government organisations and provides high level external review and advice on the relevance and direction of major teaching, research, research translation and community engagement programs for the School.

Population Health is all around us: the water we drink, the air we breathe, the food we eat, the immunisations we receive and the environment in which we live. Professor Colleen Fisher, Head of School 

What is Population Health?

Research centres

The School of Population and Global Health is home to internationally recognised research centres. Our Population and Global Health research sets the foundation for high-impact initiatives, solving the challenges of the modern world.

Our people

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UWA Adjunct and Clinical Title Holders

Adjunct appointments provide a mechanism for The University of Western Australia to recognise suitably qualified and experienced individuals who make a significant contribution to the academic activities of their Schools.

There are two categories of adjunct – those who are actively engaged in clinical practice (Clinical titles) and those who are non-clinical (Adjunct titles).

Adjunct Queries

For any queries, please contact the relevant School or UWA Affiliated Centre: 

School of Population and Global Health:
Centre for Child Health Research:
Centre for Medical Research:



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