College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

Led by Professor Maxine Whittaker, the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, as part of the Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at James Cook University in the areas of:


Eating fish may help prevent asthma
Tue, 19 Mar 2019
A James Cook University scientist says an innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent asthma.

Ewe beauty! Making lamb even better
Fri, 8 Feb 2019
In a boost for health-conscious red meat fans, James Cook University scientists have found that lambs fed canola oil or flaxseed oil have improved growth rates and contain more of a beneficial fatty acid that protects against disease – all with no loss in their wool quality.

Being top dog doesn’t mean better sperm in African wild dogs
Wed, 30 Jan 2019
Researchers from JCU’s state-of-the-art Gamete and Embryology (GAME) Laboratory have a plan to help low-ranked African wild dogs become part of the breeding cycle and help ensure the endangered species survive.

JCU professor honoured with Australia Day role
Fri, 25 Jan 2019
James Cook University’s Professor Peter Leggat AM, ADC, has been named as a 2019 Australia Day Ambassador for Queensland. He is one of 48 Queenslanders selected for the Ambassadors’ Program.

3168 new places at JCU, with more to come
Wed, 16 Jan 2019
When university applicants check their offers on the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) website this morning (Wednesday 16 January) 1156 will discover an offer of a place to study at James Cook University.

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