Health Professions Education students recounts trip to Papua New Guinea

Friday, 8 June 2018

Kirsty Haywood is a second year Master of Health Professions Education (Thesis and Coursework) student. As an Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) Humanitarian Aid Fund recipient, she recently took a trip to Papua New Guinea to volunteer as a Midwife and Nurse with No Roads Health. Kirsty recounts her trip.

Communicating Good Health and Wellbeing Symposium

Friday, 8 June 2018

May saw some 63 delegates and researchers in population health, medical humanities, medical education, health sociology, health communication and cultural studies from Australia, South Africa, Ghana and New Zealand come together to share current research and best practice in the health care communication space.

Meet our Admissions team

Friday, 8 June 2018

The Faculty Admissions team, managed by Gillian Trahorsch, comprises of Sue Pougnault, Bridgid Dennis, Yih Min Tan, Jillian Andersen, Debra Levene, Wendy Williams, Danielle Griffin, Laura King and Erin Richardson, who is currently on parental leave.

HMS Functional Area Update - June

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Office of the Executive Dean – Jan Dunphy

2018 Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

On Friday 25 May, the Faculty held the annual awards ceremony to present staff with Teaching and Learning Awards for the 2017 academic year.

The awards are a way of recognising and rewarding outstanding teaching, research supervision, programs and service delivery, and support within the Faculty. 

Winners include:

Updating email signatures

Thursday, 10 May 2018

The 60th anniversary logo is no longer part of our communications so please kindly remove it from your email signatures.

To update your email signature with the UWA template:

HMS Functional Area Update - May

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Functional Area Update - May 


Office of the Executive Dean – Jan Dunphy 

The SDC News update will now be incorporated into the monthly Faculty newsletter as a regular link in the Announcements section. We will aim to provide concise updates about relevant matters to inform staff about activities, issues and outcomes.

Professional Staff Development Grants – Round 2 2018

Friday, 4 May 2018

The second round is now open for the 2018 Professional Staff Development Grants. The application round will remain open until Friday 15 September 2018.

More information, including on how to apply, can be found via this link.  Please note, these grants are for professional and general staff only.

If you have any questions, please contact the Organisational Development Team at

Researchers awarded International Association for Dental Research Giddon Award

Friday, 4 May 2018

Research Associate Professor Angela Durey (with co-authors A/Prof Dan McAullay, Prof Barry Gibson (Sheffield) and Prof Linda Slack-Smith) has won the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Giddon Award for her paper, Oral health in young Australian Aboriginal children: Qualitative research on parents’ perspectives.

Professor Peter LeSouef awarded Research Medal at the Thoracic Society of Australia and NZ Scientific Meeting

Friday, 4 May 2018

Professor Peter LeSouef was awarded the prestigious Research Medal at the recent Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Scientific Meeting held in Adelaide.

Staff appraisal training for managers

Staff appraisal training for managers

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The appraisal process is set to commence in May 2018. In preparation for the appraisal process, training for supervisors and managers who are appraising staff will run in 2018.

Museum Eureka Prizes are open for entry

Friday, 2 March 2018

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are now open for entry! These are prestigious prizes worth $10,000 each.

New Faculty Website Project

Friday, 2 March 2018

With only around 4% of UWA’s webpages being viewed, a project is underway to make the Faculty and School websites more engaging. Led by the central Digital and Creative Services team, all faculties are at the same stage in the process, namely auditing existing webpages and collating information into content templates.

UWA Health Campus Open Day

Friday, 2 March 2018

The UWA Health Campus Open Day will be held on Sunday 8 April 10am-2pm. This university wide event will showcase the many health-related courses available at WA’s top university in areas such as medicine, biomedical engineering, genetics, population health, pharmacology and dentistry. 

Nominate for the UWA IQ Awards

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Are you a champion of industry and community engagement at UWA? Nominate for the IQ Awards 2018

Orientation Week Welcome Festival - You’re invited to welcome our new students

Monday, 5 February 2018

Academic staff are invited to participate in a procession at our inaugural Welcome Festival for new students –  a key event during Orientation Week –on Monday 19 February.

A new addition to the UWA’s Orientation Week, the Welcome Festival will feature speeches and live music on campus from 5pm to 8.15pm.

The academic procession will meet at 5.45pm at University Club and will finish at 6.40pm.

It’s a chance to welcome our new students as they start their UWA journey. Academic staff are invited to stay on after the procession and enjoy the event’s festivities.

Promote your research in the media

Promote your research in the media

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Promoting your research to the media has many benefits, and the UWA Media Office is offering a one-hour session designed to give you a better understanding of how to go about it.

Applications for 2018

Thursday, 18 January 2018

If you have a background in health or science and are interested in educational research or professional opportunities around teaching and supervision in the health professions, our courses may interest you. We have a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters by Coursework or Coursework and Research. Click here to find our more, visit Future Students or contact Professor

Meet our international Masters student - Tama

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Tama is working as a General Practitioner in Indonesia. He is a junior teaching staff member at the Department of Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta-Indonesia. Tama teaches mostly undergraduate medical students, as a tutor in Problem Based learning tutorial discussions, an instructor in clinical skills training and a facilitator in learning skills workshops.

Meet our international Masters student - Sean

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Sean works as an oral pathologist for the Department of Dentistry, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung in Taiwan. He finished his Doctor of Dental Science, Doctor of Philosophy at Kaohsiung Medical University and Master of Law in National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan.