School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences furthers knowledge of health and wellness through research and teaching to make a difference to the wellbeing of the nation. The school integrates the clinical bioscience and physiological disciplines in health to the specialist areas of environmental health, occupational health and safety, public health and health promotion and rehabilitation and disability studies.

Study programmes

Students will learn about the big issues in health faced by people and populations. Our programmes are about finding practical solutions to health problems and empowering society, organisations, workplaces, communities and individuals.

Research expertise

Our research is focused on the science and art of preventing disease, improving quality of life and our environment, prolonging life and promoting health, and reducing health inequalities.


Find out more about the Massey study programmes, research, facilities, services and people working in the School of Health Sciences' areas of specialisation.

Meet our students

Research centres

Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health

The Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health (CErgOSH) is a College of Health research centre operating within the School of Health Sciences. It synergises and co-ordinates the University’s expertise in the fields of ergonomics and occupational safety and health. Find out more about the Centre's contributions to teaching and research.

Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health

Allied research centres

The following research centres are associated with the School of Health Sciences. Find out more about their research and staff.

Accreditation and rankings

Staff and careers

Head of School of Health Sciences

Associate Professor Rachel Page

Rachel has over 25 years of experience in leadership, learning and teaching and research. She has had a number of leadership roles that have implemented change and growth within the organisation. Her current research focuses on preventing and improving health outcomes especially in areas of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Rachel has extensive experience in supervision of Postgraduate students and loves making science relevant and accessible to students at all levels of academia.

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Careers at Massey

College of Health

Related content college of health

The School of Health Sciences is one of four interconnected units in the College of Health.

College of Health

Honorary and adjunct appointees

The School of Health Sciences has appointed a number of experts in their field to contribute to the education of its students.

Awards and recognition

Contact us

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