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Protecting what matters in the real world

The power of collaboration and research

The College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education (SHEE) brings together world-renowned researchers and future innovators to unlock solutions to challenges impacting our food, health and sustainability.

About us

Our unique combination of disciplines and collaborative working practices translates theory into action.

As a research intensive university, our three interdisciplinary institutes align with our major research strengths and are guided by our strategic intent – harnessing our creativity to provide innovative solutions for a safe food supply, the health, wellbeing and education of our communities, and a bio-secure and sustainable environment.

The interface between human health, animal health and the environment is at the heart of our research mandala and the potential to deliver significant outcomes for a better world is brought to life by the Harry Butler Institute, Health Futures Institute and Food Futures Institute.

Through combining our knowledge and expertise in both established and emerging fields, our teams are able to make a positive impact faster.

Our disciplines

The College groups together fields with similar aims and interests to foster collaboration and cross-discipline activity. We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across a range of disciplines:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Maths, Statistics, Chemistry and Physics
  • Education
  • Engineering and Energy
  • Environmental and Conservation Sciences
  • Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Psychology, Exercise Science, Chiropractic and Counselling
  • Veterinary Medicine.

Commercial businesses

The College has a suite of commercial businesses that align with our disciplines and allow our undergraduate and postgraduate students to gain hands-on experience and undertake work placements while studying. These businesses are also an important link to our local communities and industry organisations, ensuring the positive contribution echoes beyond our campus.

Find out more about some of our onsite commercial businesses: Chiropractic Clinic, Caladenia Counselling and The Animal Hospital.

Industry links

To help achieve the College’s strategic intent, we collaborate with a wide range of partners from various backgrounds including government, industry, communities and research organisations. Be it shaping the next generation of leaders in conservation and environmental management with global energy producer Chevron to breeding better barley for the Chinese market with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, our partnerships deliver positive results globally.

Find out more about our partnerships with industry, government and research providers.

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Find out more about our range of courses in science, health, engineering and education.

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Leadership team

Grant O'Neill

Grant O'Neill

Deputy Vice Chancellor Colleges

Aman Alagh

Aman Alagh

Director Strategy and Operations

Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill

Executive Dean

Celia Cornwell

Celia Cornwell

Dean International

David Henry

Associate Professor David Henry

Dean Research and Innovation

Garth Maker

Dr Garth Maker

Interim Dean Learning and Teaching

Alasdair Dempsey

Dr Alasdair Dempsey

Interim Dean Learning and Teaching

Heads of disciplines

Professor Parisa Arabzadeh Bahri
Engineering and Energy

Associate Professor Wayne Greene
Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences

Dr Brad Wall
Psychology, Exercise Science, Chiropractic and Counselling

Dr Graham O'Hara
Agricultural Sciences

Dr Henry Annandale
Interim Principal School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr Jennifer Verduin
Interim Environmental and Conservation Sciences

Associate Professor Gamini Senanayake
Maths, Statistics, Chemistry and Physics