Welcome from our Head of School

Welcome to the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy at the University of Newcastle. The Phil DicksonSchool is an amalgamation of several interrelated disciplines and enjoys a reputation as a world-class place to conduct biomedical research. The high profile of the School has enabled continued significant grant funding success and the recruitment of stellar researchers who draw on a sophisticated array of tools and techniques to answer relevant and important biomedical questions. Indeed, research in the school was judged as in the top two categories -"well above" or "above" world standard in the 2012 ERA University assessments.

Our School includes 45 full-time equivalent academic and 18 full-time professional staff and nearly 100 Research Higher Degree students distributed across the Newcastle (Callaghan) and Central Coast (Ourimbah) campuses and the Hunter Medical Research Institute.

Although focused on conducting outstanding research, the School recognises the importance of education and prides itself on the delivery of quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The School has primary responsibility for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Biomedical Science Honours programs and the Bachelor of Pharmacy program. The School also provides teaching into medicine and health-related programs, including physiotherapy, nutrition and dietetics, medical radiation science and nursing.

The School is driven by a central vision of excellence and we are excited about the future. We welcome your interest and seek to recruit outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Associate Professor Phil Dickson
Acting Head, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
The University of Newcastle