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. 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:

  Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
  Engineering and Energy
  Information Technology, Maths and Statistics
  Chemistry and Physics
  Agricultural Sciences
  Environmental and Conservation Sciences
  Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
  Veterinary Medicine

Study Areas

Learn more about our disciplines and courses by exploring our study areas.

Leadership team

ABLSS Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos

Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos
Pro Vice Chancellor

The College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education is led by Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Catherine Itsiopoulos who provides academic and executive leadership across the College’s activities. The Pro Vice Chancellor is accountable for fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, high quality student experience, research excellence and productive external engagement.

The PVC is backed by College Business Managers, Deans and Heads of Discipline, who lead the discipline groups.

Ms Jackie Taylor
College Business Manager

Associate Professor Graham Hardy
Dean Academic Operations

Ms Celia Cornwell
Dean International

Professor Mark Israel
Dean Learning and Teaching

Professor Charlotte Rees-Sidhu
Dean Research

Professor Vicky Vass
Dean Engagement

Heads of Discipline

Dr Jennifer Verduin
Environmental and Conservation Sciences

Associate Professor Wayne Greene
Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences

Professor Parisa Arabzadeh Bahri
Engineering and Energy

Dr Graham O'Hara
Agricultural Sciences

Dr Petra Skeffington
Psychology, Exercise Science, Chiropractic and Counselling

Professor Giselle Hosgood
Interim Principal College of Veterinary Medicine