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About the Faculty

Professor Alastair Burt

Professor Alastair Burt,
Executive Dean

The Faculty of Health Sciences mission is to improve the health and care of individuals and communities in South Australia, our region and globally through world class research, learning and practice.

Recognised as a world leader in health education and research, our coursework offerings are informed by relevant, cutting-edge research and are integrated with quality teaching. Our academics include outstanding staff who are national and international leaders in their fields, aiming to provide a high quality, student centred learning experience.

We develop highly skilled and compassionate professionals in their chosen careers who aspire to the highest standards of integrity and ethical behaviour. Our focus on education excellence and innovative research is reflected by the academics and researchers across our Schools, Disciplines, Research Centres, and Institutes.

The Faculty is guided by three key strategic priority areas:

  • research and research training programs
  • flagship and core learning and teaching programs
  • translation of education and research knowledge into person and place, practice and policy

Health is influenced by many factors in our society and is underpinned by knowledge that ranges from the cultural to the molecular, so our degrees reflect the fact that health care goes beyond the work done by doctors, nurses, psychologists, dentists and other health practitioners.

Professor Alastair Burt
Executive Dean

Faculty of Health Sciences

Level 2
Barr Smith South
The University of Adelaide


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