Welcome from the Head of School


I am very pleased to welcome you to the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.

We are proud to offer an exciting range of graduate professional education and research training opportunities. Our approach emphasises a commitment to quality research-led teaching and learning embedded in fundamental principles of knowledge transfer.

Our research interests span a population health focus on urban and rural health, on indigenous and international health, the links between genomics and public health, social sciences and humanities and health, and a solid commitment to rigour in scientific methods, be they in quantitative or in qualitative traditions.

The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health has expertise in traditional public health sciences as well as in social sciences, ethics and medical humanities, and in newer molecular and genetic epidemiology disciplines. This breadth sets the School apart in public health training and provides our students with key advantages. We are committed to providing a high quality educational experience, an exciting range of professional education, research training and employment opportunities, and a strong graduate network.

Students come from a wide range of backgrounds in health (medicine, nursing, allied health), social sciences, physical sciences, humanities and others. Students also come from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds, from within Australia and from many overseas countries. They enrol at different ages and career stages.

Please take some time to look over our website and consider the options and opportunities on offer for your professional career development and research training. We look forward to welcoming you to the School and the new opportunities it brings.

Best wishes for your future studies.

Professor Terry Nolan
Head of School