About us

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UNSW Medicine & Health is a collaborative community at the forefront of modernising medicine in Australia. Ranked as one of the world’s top 50 medical faculties, discover how we’re building the future of healthcare.

With world-leading research institutes and centres, state-of-the-art facilities and partnerships with Australia’s finest healthcare organisations, we’re committed to driving innovation and education to improve patient outcomes across Australia. We have five schools, nine teaching hospitals and rural clinical campuses located across NSW.

The COVID-19 pandemic has reemphasised the critical importance of education, research and practice – coupled with international collaboration and human compassion. By working together, we can dramatically improve the health of our community and people around the world.

Welcome from the Dean

As one of the world’s top 50 medical faculties, UNSW Medicine & Health brings together excellence in teaching and research to address the most significant health challenges the world faces.

From the epidemic of obesity to global ageing and the resurgence of communicable diseases, the critical health issues facing our modern world create numerous and diverse needs that our faculty addresses in order to drive real-world change.

Through our Health 25 Strategy, we have a mandate to be progressive, address inherent disadvantages in the health system, improve health care in Indigenous and rural communities, harness underused technology and be a part of a global community that improves health and helps people live better – wherever they are.

Our education programs develop the high-achieving professionals in medicine and health that the world needs to address these challenges, with a focus on empathy and altruistic values. We develop compassionate innovators and global leaders by placing the wellbeing and success of our faculty’s people at the heart of all we do.

By forging strong partnerships with clinicians, industry and government to ensure better health for all, we use collaboration and community engagement to enhance our education and our research.

Our diverse community of exceptionally talented students, clinicians, educators and researchers, coupled with the strength of our state-of-the-art research centres and institutes, translate discovery into therapies, technologies, and treatments to diagnose, treat and prevent disease in the most critical areas of health.

Professor Adrienne Torda
Interim Dean, UNSW Medicine & Health

Our people

UNSW Medicine & Health’s executive team, led by the Dean, provides leadership and management in education, medical research and clinical excellence. Our faculty is invested in discovery, research and service to society to improve the health and wellness of all.

Our faculty

Our faculty is dedicated to the future of health, acting as a bridge to our esteemed medical schools, teaching hospitals, centres, institutes, and the wider community. We're a national leader in medical education and are ranked in the top 50 worldwide.

Our culture

UNSW Medicine & Health values diverse and multicultural perspectives. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse and equitable culture, removing barriers and enriching educational understanding, culturally appropriate patient care and enhancing trust in our research.

Health precincts

Our precincts deliver initiatives of significant societal impact by creating collaborative spaces to drive development in healthcare, innovation, education and research. We partner with government, business and our research institutes to facilitate change.

Our partners

Delivering world-class medical education would be impossible without our partners’ support. We work closely with industry, entrepreneurs and government to bring our research to life, and we collaborate with clinicians, health professionals and affiliated researchers to address urgent healthcare issues.

Contact us

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