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:


New JCU research centre to answer the big questions
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
A new research centre at James Cook University will analyse the massive amounts of data now being generated in biological science to help develop revolutionary techniques that could improve almost all aspects of modern life.

Tough laws prevent gun deaths
Thu, 18 Oct 2018
A major global report confirms gun-related homicides, suicides and accidents are falling in Australia after the introduction of anti-gun laws, and that the effect of such tough laws is similar elsewhere.

Frog researcher snares PM’s Science Prize
Wed, 17 Oct 2018
A frog researcher whose ground-breaking discoveries at James Cook University solved the mystery of a disease killing frogs around the world has won one of Australia’s most prestigious science prizes.

Study firms up diet and depression link
Wed, 10 Oct 2018
Does fast food contribute to depression? Can a healthy diet combat mental illness?

The God of small things
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
New research suggests people who are religious gain happiness from believing there is a deeper meaning to everyday events.

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