Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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.

Our values

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.

Our mission

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.

World-class facilities

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
E: dean.medicine@mq.edu.au

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 FirmantoFaculty General Manager
Dr Kyle RatinacAssociate 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.

If you are undertaking research, you must ensure compliance with the Human Ethics Committee and the Animal Ethics Committee. You must also seek approval from the Biosafety Committee.

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.

Contact us

Level 3, 75 Talavera Rd
Macquarie University NSW 2109
T: +61 (2) 9850 2888

Institutes within this faculty

Department travel requirements

Step-by-step process for travellers

  1. 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.
  2. Complete travel application and attach all supporting documentation (eg flight and accommodation quotes, abstract, proof of presentation, travel diary, collaboration invitation).
  3. Sign your application then submit to your supervisor followed by the Head of Department to review/approve.
  4. 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).

Personal/private travel

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.

Travel diary

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.

Travel insurance

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.

FMHS wiki

For more information on faculty processes, policies and administration, FMHS staff can log into the faculty’s wiki site.

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