As the biggest provider of healthcare professionals, our Faculty of Health Sciences is one of the largest and broadest health faculties in the country, covering almost all specialties. Strengths lie in allied health, nursing and translational research, which is deeply embedded through partnerships with not-for-profits, service providers and the entire WA health system.
Through the health sciences, we discover new medical breakthroughs and develop our understanding of the mind and mental wellbeing. We make waves in crucial research, such as disease management, neurosciences, genomics, human movement and rehabilitation, and metabolic health.
WA Chief Health Officer and Curtin grad Dr Andy Robertson has treated Navy personnel, been threatened at gunpoint, managed WA Health’s response to the 2004 Bali bombings, and has now also coordinated WA’s COVID-19 response.
“My proudest moments have been providing public health and medical services to areas which really need some help at the time, getting them through a difficult period until their own services can get back on their feet.”
Curtin psychology grad Neesha Seth enjoyed the good times as a uni student, but she also took her studies seriously – and has a flourishing career to show for it.
Now she is the President of United Nations Association of Australia’s WA Young Professionals Network, manages her own consultancy in organisational psychology and presents for a chat show called The Couch.
Afghanistan refugee and nursing graduate Ezz Rahmati said attaining a tertiary education at Curtin changed his life.
Growing up in the war-torn country surrounded by violence and poverty Ezz never gave up hope of a brighter future.
Using his nursing degree, he hopes to work in developing nations, where he can help those less fortunate access common medicine and prevent unnecessary deaths from treatable infections.
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Curtin’s first cohort of medical graduates, report to frontline
After a year in the field, some of our first-year medical graduates uncover the highs, the lows and the many incredible experiences of working as a junior doctor in our WA health system.
Star athlete bringing her superpowers to the field
Hockeyroos Captain and Curtin Occupational Therapy graduate Jane Claxton says good physical and mental preparation is paramount to success both on and off the field.
Education key to breaking barriers and empowerment
As the Dean, International for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin and more recently Dean of Gender Equality, Inclusion and Diversity, Dr Jaya Dantas is a firm believer in the power of education.
Curtin research is music to the ears for Meniere’s sufferers’
With no known cure or effective treatment, the debilitating inner ear disorder Meniere’s Disease is wreaking havoc on sufferer’s lives and Dr Daniel Brown is committed to finding effective treatment.
Alzheimer’s | Prof John Mamo & Dr Virginie Lam
Curtin researchers are trialling a medication that could help preserve the cognitive function of people with Alzheimer’s.
Grief | Prof Lauren Breen and Shelly Skinner
Why are grief and dying such taboo topics in many societies, particularly if they involve children? And what is ‘grief literacy’?
Twitter | Prof Tama Leaver
Will Twitter ever be the same since Elon Musk’s takeover? And what impact will his changes have on users, free speech and (dis)information?
Research | Prof Chris Moran & Prof Fran Ackermann
Universities have been the main sites of knowledge discovery since the Late Middle Ages. Six hundred years on, will the role of the university as society’s primary source of new knowledge be…
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