College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education
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.
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.
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:
The College has a suite of commercial businesses that align to 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 into our local communities and industry organisations, ensuring the positive contribution echoes beyond our campus.
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.
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
Ms Celia Cornwell
Professor Charlotte Rees-Sidhu
Heads of Discipline
Professor Parisa Arabzadeh Bahri
Engineering and Energy
Dr Graham O'Hara