The Department of Physiology champions education and research on the function of body systems.

 We're passionate educators with discipline expertise that provides key input into the Medical, Health Sciences and Biomedical Science programs. We use a range of best practice and innovative teaching approaches blending digital resources, direct engagement with staff and student self-directed and team learning. Our Medicine and Health teaching provides the core backbone of learning of normal body function from which an understanding of diseases and treatments stem. Our educators include discipline experts engaged directly in cutting-edge research, enabling research-informed teaching, and supporting the development of emerging biomedical scientists, innovators and academics.

Research in the Department supports the continuous expansion of discipline knowledge, leveraging advances in technology that enable insight from the single molecule level, to cellular and systems physiology. Our specific research strengths span sensori-motor and cognitive neuroscience, endocrinology, cardiac and skeletal muscle, microcirculation and mechanobiology. The research programs support advanced training, and multi-disciplinary collaboration across Medicine, Science and Engineering, top research institutes in Australia and around the world. We focus on translating our discoveries at the bench to deliver new therapeutic solutions to long-standing health needs, and we work closely with Industry and clinical partners to deliver this vision.




Professional and teaching staff

Name Position
Edward (Ted) Crawford Project Manager
Zoe Hau Yee Lo Research Assistant
Felicita Jusof Associate Lecturer Physiology
Hannah Shipton Executive Assistant