We work together to develop connected health professionals of the future. Through our research, we create knowledge that will shape the future of health. Our research and teaching is informed by science, research and evidence, literacy in digital health, entrepreneurship, and advanced skills in interprofessional collaboration. Our entry-level courses are all accredited by external professional bodies and are recognised for innovation and application of emerging technology and practice throughout all our research, service and educational offerings. 

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Our projects

  • A rainbow of fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and legumes is enticingly laid out on a wooden surface.

    Food literacy in social housing estates

    Student dietitians from Swinburne University of Technology have recently teamed up with the Health Promotion Team from Access Health and Community and a range of community partners to help develop and implement a food literacy project targeting low socio-economic communities based around social housing projects in East Melbourne. 

    Thursday 13 July 2023
  • Addressing the skeleton in the University Closet- food insecurity on campus

    With mounting cost of living pressures in Australia the scourge of transitional poverty amongst students has prompted the development of a food security project at Swinburne University of Technology, led by students in the School of Health Science’s Master of Dietetic Program. 

    Thursday 13 July 2023
  • Implementing Indigenous curriculum

    The Indigenous Curriculums in Health Committee works collaboratively with the Moondani Toombadool Centre to deliver meaningful cultural capability curriculum.

    Friday 27 August 2021
    • Health

    Swinburne and Medibank examine how virtual reality can treat chronic pain

    Swinburne is conducting novel research that will investigate how virtual reality and augmented reality could be used to treat chronic pain.
    Friday 08 March 2019
  • Leadership in research in disability and chronic disease

    We lead the chronic disease and disability research program in the Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute. As part of this, we initiated and ran the first Australian conference on Wheeled Mobility and Seating (Oceania Seating Symposium).

    Friday 27 August 2021
    • Design

    Inaugural TOM @ University launches at Swinburne

    In a new initiative, Tikkun Olam Makers and Swinburne have begun a first of its kind TOM @ University
    Friday 31 August 2018

Our people

Name Position Contact
Dr Sarah Barradell Course Director, Physiotherapy +61 3 9214 5516
Vincent Bacon Lecturer, Nursing +61 3 9214 3639
Dr Andisheh Bastani Jahromi
Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy
+61 3 9214 5984
Dr Nahid Choudhury  Senior Lecturer, Nursing +61 3 9214 3638
Dr Julie Collis
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy +61 3 9214 3456
Associate Professor Megan Dalton Associate Professor, Physiotherapy +61 3 9214 3370
Fiona D'Costa-Box Lecturer, Nursing fdcostabox@swinburne.edu.au
Mishelle Dehaini Lecturer, Nursing mdehaini@swinburne.edu.au
Dr Nastaran Doroud Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy  ndoroud@swinburne.edu.au
Jennifer Donnelly Lecturer, Dietetics +61 3 9214 3585
Leah Dowling Lecturer, Dietetics and Academic Placement Lead +61 3 9214 8660
Nathan Forsyth Lecturer, Nursing +61 3 9214 4885
Karen Hall Lecturer, Nursing +61 3 9210 1972
Dr Sue Hunt Senior Lecturer, Nursing +61 3 9214 3686
Dr Stephen Keenan Lecturer, Dietetics +61 3 9214 5383
Karli Korbay Associate Lecturer, Nursing +61 3 9214 3642
Professor Rebecca Lane  Discipline Lead, Physiotherapy +61 3 9214 3370
Associate Professor Jimmy Louie Course Director, Dietetics +61 3 9214 3504
Robin Lovell Course Director, Occupational Therapy +61 3 9214 5191
Twinkle Mashruwala Lecturer, Nursing +61 3 9214 3640
Associate Professor Stephen Mckeever
Associate Professor, Nursing
Sage McPherson Lecturer, Occupational Therapy +61 3 9214 3382
Dr Mohammad Mosayed Ullah Lecturer, Occupational Therapy  +61 3 9214 3404
Pramila Naidu Lecturer, Nursing +61 3 9214 3641
Associate Professor Leo Ng
Associate Professor, Physiotherapy
+61 3 9214 5228
Professor Lisa O'Brien Discipline Lead, Occupational Therapy +61 3 9214 4935
Sarah Park Lecturer, Nursing sarahpark@swinburne.edu.au
Dr Emma Schneider Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy eschneider@swinburne.edu.au
Associate Professor Julie Shaw   Discipline Lead, Nursing +61 3 9214 3580
Irene Simonda Lecturer, Nursing  +61 3 9214 4645
Josephine Tighe Course Director, Nursing jtighe@swinburne.edu.au
Dr Caroline Tuck Senior Lecturer, Dietetics +61 3 9214 4340
Dr Henry Wajswelner Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy +61 3 9214 3643
Dr Louisa Walsh Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy +61 3 9214 5935
Clara Zwack Lecturer, Physiotherapy +61 3 9214 4566

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