Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
As the newest faculty at Macquarie, we’re ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what’s possible to solve some of the big issues of our time.
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences includes four departments, two nationally acclaimed research centres, associated University and faculty based research centres and groups, and works in close collaboration with the recently launched MQ Health – Macquarie's Health Sciences Centre.
We're a faculty on the move with bold ambition to create educational and research programs with a difference. We value collaboration between health professionals and with our patients, concentrating our core purpose on developing a holistic approach to medical training and education with focuses on three aspects: Heal. Learn. Discover.
We aim to serve our community, but our outlook is global. Our faculty's mission is that through putting the patient first, we deliver clinical care, learning and research focused on progress through evidence.
Our state-of-the-art facilities, in association with the first private hospital in Australia located on a university campus, showcase the latest in technology, function and design. The Australian Institute of Health Innovation is an internationally acclaimed powerhouse researching health systems, e-health and patient safety.
Executive Dean – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Professor Patrick McNeil
75 Talavera Rd
Macquarie University, NSW 2109
T: +61 (2) 9850 2841
Leadership team – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
|Professor Cath Dean||Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching|
|Dr Welly Firmanto||Faculty General Manager|
|Dr Kyle Ratinac||Associate Faculty General Manager|
|Professor John Cartmill||Associate Dean, Clinical|
|Professor Roger Chung||Associate Dean, Research|
|Professor Mark Connor||Associate Dean, Higher Degree Research|
|Professor Helen Rizos||Head of Department, Biomedical Sciences|
|Professor Rick Kefford||Head of Department, Clinical Medicine|
|Professor Janaki Amin||Head of Department, Health Systems and Populations|
|Associate Professor Verity Pacey||Head of Department, Health Professions|
|Natalie Sequeira||Director of Academic Health Strategy|
|Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite||Director of Australian Institute of Health Innovation|
Research and funding
Our research addresses questions of clinical importance in the delivery of better clinical care. Our efforts range from innovative treatments for aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, or better therapies for glaucoma, through to novel orthopaedic surgical procedures and minimally invasive surgery for cancers, or targeted therapies and personalised cancer medicine.
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Science Research Office can help you with research-related questions, and should be your first point of contact.Further information can be found on Macquarie’s research web pages, including information on grants and funding.
If you have travel requirements for your research, Macquarie offers travel support and info.
When it comes time to present your research, our marketing and communications team can help you understand our brand and media engagement guidelines.
Employee support and safety
Macquarie wants to ensure all staff enjoy a safe, happy, productive working environment. We offer support to get you started and are transparent about our employee benefits. It is important to be aware of our Safety at work policies, as well as the University's wellbeing services that range from employment support to childcare.
Macquarie University’s health and safety policy ensures a safe work and study environment for both students and staff. Staff are encouraged to read our health and safety requirements should they need to report an incident or hazard.
All staff are required to complete the Health & Safety Induction modules.
Level 3, 75 Talavera Rd
Macquarie University NSW 2109
T: +61 (2) 9850 2888
Departments within this faculty
Institutes within this faculty
Department travel requirements
Step-by-step process for travellers
- Obtain a flight quote. Domestic quotes are to be requested from your department travel booker. Contact STA Travel/Campus Travel directly for International flight quotes.
- Complete travel application and attach all supporting documentation (eg flight and accommodation quotes, abstract, proof of presentation, travel diary, collaboration invitation).
- Sign your application then submit to your supervisor followed by the Head of Department to review/approve.
- Submit signed application to your Faculty/Department Administrator for processing. Administrator will check application (budget, funds and supporting docs) then arrange for Exec Dean’s approval. Once your application is approved by the Exec Dean, the Administrator will confirm and pay for flights using the nominated MQ issued credit card (staff issued, supervisor or manager).
Travellers may undertake up to seven days personal or private travel in conjunction with travel on official University business, provided:
- the private travel does not exceed the business portion of travel
- prior approval is obtained for the period of leave
- all costs associated with this travel are paid for separately and from non-University funds.
Travellers must keep a travel diary when travelling on University business, whether fully- or partially-funded, for:
- all international travel
- domestic travel of more than five consecutive nights
- reimbursement of expenses.
Staff and post-graduate students travelling on official University business are automatically protected during overseas and domestic travel for the first 180 days of their trip.
Travel Insurance cover is also provided for a maximum period of seven days for private travel taken in conjunction with business travel. This is only applicable to staff business travel; students are not covered for any private travel and should purchase their own travel insurance.
For more information on faculty processes, policies and administration, FMHS staff can log into the faculty’s wiki site.