The School of Public Health will improve the health of all people through building the public health workforce of tomorrow and leading solution-focused research today.

Study with us at the School of Public Health and you’ll be part of a leading research, teaching and service organisation making a significant, positive impact on your community. 

Focusing on primary disease prevention, optimal, evidence-based disease management, and equity in health care, our work has a genuine influence on health policy and practice—and will prepare you to do the same.

Head of School

Professor Tracy Merlin is Head of the School of Public Health and Deputy Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. She is a clinical epidemiologist and methodologist in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and evidence-based health policy.

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Latest news

World-class health simulation attracts international experts

The University of Adelaide’s world-class health simulation facility, Adelaide Health Simulation, will be on show to international experts attending the Australasian Simulation Congress.

Smart glasses to improve diagnosis and treatment of foot wounds

Mixed-reality smart glasses with holographic features are set to revolutionise the treatment of leg and foot wounds for people with diabetes and vascular disease in regional and remote areas in the future.

More realistic hospital experience for medical students

Medical students at the University of Adelaide will graduate with a better knowledge of how to use the electronic patient record system that’s in place in hospitals around South Australia.