Head of School, Professor Louise Hickson

Welcome to the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.  Our School has a long tradition of high achievement in teaching and research in audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology.  As one of Australia's leading health and rehabilitation educators, ​the School is recognised internationally for its teaching and research staff, alumni and quality of students.  

The School has been founded with a strong focus on scientific endeavours and high-quality outcomes.  This is supported by our well-established programs with physiotherapy having been offered since 1938; occupational therapy since 1955; speech pathology since 1962 and audiology since 1971. Supporting the School's strong research contributions are two Centres of Clinical Research Excellence, along with a number of research centres, units and collaborations which enhance our research capacity and translation of research into practice.

Additionally, the School runs public health and rehabilitation clinics providing specialised, client-focused healthcare and rehabilitation to children, adults and seniors, as well as students and staff of the University in the areas of:

  • audiology (hearing)
  • occupational therapy
  • physiotherapy
  • speech pathology (speech and language)
  • telerehabilitation.

Achievements

Our School has consistently performed exceptionally well on UQ-wide key performance indicators.  Our areas of extremely high achievement are in relation to:

  • quality and quantity of academic publications
  • overall student satisfaction with the courses we deliver
  • the large number of students in postgraduate coursework. 

Percentage of graduates in full-time employment is also an area of high achievement, which demonstrates the value of choosing our School for the chance to obtain top quality teaching, research and graduate employment opportunities.