We lead with innovation and excellence in all Allied Health sectors

The School of Allied Health Sciences is one of the largest and fastest growing Schools in the Griffith Health Group. It is known for innovation and excellence in health education, research and clinical practice and has a focus on addressing many of the health challenges facing society today and tomorrow.

The School of Allied Health Sciences also houses the Allied Health Clinics, which provide Exercise Physiology, Dietetics, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology clinical services to the public. This clinic provides a growing number of practice placement opportunities to Allied Health students.


We're ranked in the top 2% worldwide


Griffith University provides personalised, first-class assessment and treatment using the latest practices in our state-of-the-art health clinic. We provide health services in Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology with our students learning in a clinical environment from academics whoa re at the forefront of their chosen fields.

Exercise Physiology

Nutrition and Dietetics


Speech Pathology

Industry altering research

Allied health professionals play a key role in shaping and delivering new and more effective models of healthcare and are central to meeting the future needs of the community with regards to their health and welfare needs.  This includes preventing ill health and supporting healthier lives.

Learning and teaching achievements

In line with the philosophy of the University's Academic Plan, that focuses on meeting the educational needs and aspirations of our constituent communities, we provide high-quality programs that enable students to be career-ready global citizens.


Dr Shelley Roberts graduated from Griffith University with a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2009, a PhD in 2015 and later received a Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellowship. Shelley has made significant contributions to the community, as an academic supervisor, a Dietetics Association of Australia mentor, a guest lecturer for the University of the Third Age and a volunteer lifesaver for Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

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December 06, 2018

Home-school collaboration needed to lift literacy rates in children on autism spectrum 

More effective parent-teacher communication and greater flexibility is needed to improve literacy rates for children on the autism spectrum, an Autism CRC study has found. The study was led by Griffith University Associate Professor, Dr Marleen Westerveld. Researchers aimed to understand parental vi...

December 05, 2018

Autism research embraces inclusive approach – conference 

The latest autism research will be showcased at the Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR) Conference at Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus this week. With more than 100 contributors from across Australia and overseas, ASfAR 2018 will highlight current advances in the major research d...

December 05, 2018

Griffith Health and Humanities unite to aid Mongolia

Griffith Humanities senior lecturer Hamish McLean joined forces with School of Medicine senior lecturer Duncan McConnell to train more than 60 doctors and nurses from across Mongolia‘s 21 provinces in the capital Ulaanbaatar. Hamish McLean is a Crisis and Disaster Management specialist, but fo...

November 30, 2018

Health students design cookbook to make food easier to swallow

A cookbook full of recipes designed specifically for people who have difficulty swallowing is now just a click of the mouse button away. Beyond the Blender: Dysphagia Made Easy is the brainchild of speech pathologist and Griffith researcher Simone Howells, and has been created by Master of Speech Pa...


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