About the College of Health

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The Massey University College of Health, founded in 2013, is an exciting initiative focused on solving the most important health challenges of the 21st century in New Zealand and around the world.

Our intent

The College of Health partners with New Zealand and international stakeholders to lead the improvement of health and wellbeing, and promote equity and social justice.

In line with the philosophy of Hauora, our strategic approach to learning, teaching and research is to view optimal health and wellbeing as the outcome of multiple factors encompassing individual differences, diversity, social determinants and environmental interactions.

It is important to us to be recognised nationally and internationally for the quality and integrity of our research, the capability of our graduates and our service to others. We develop and promulgate solutions for large and complex problems that affect the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and whänau with the aim of building a brighter world.

Pro Vice-Chancellor

  • Prof Jane Mills

    Prof Jane Mills

    Pro Vice-Chancellor - College of Health - College of Health

    Professor Jane Mills is the Pro Vice Chancellor, College of Health at Massey University New Zealand. Considered one of Australia’s foremost primary health care academics with extensive experience leading and managing teams in both government and tertiary sectors her research portfolio focuses on rural and public health, health workforce, and health system strengthening. With a career vision to improve the health  and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, Professor Mills believes education and research are powerful vehicles for change that makes a positive difference. 

Making a difference

The College of Health makes a difference in the areas of:

  • accessible health education
  • applied social research
  • health system strengthening including workforce development
  • public health and health policy
  • applied inter-disciplinary practice
  • sleep, sport and exercise, and nutrition
  • environmental, biological and social mechanisms of health and wellbeing.

Our strategic goals

  1. Be a Treaty of Waitangi led College of Health – Te Kura Hauora Tangata.
  2. Value, recognise and reward professional and academic staff, and promote staff development and wellbeing.
  3. Be the preferred partner for education and research in our areas of expertise.
  4. Align and optimise organisational processes to achieve best practice.
  5. Generate new revenue and increase efficiency so we can invest in our strengths.

Facts and figures

  • The School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition is ranked in the top 150 Sport Science Schools and Departments worldwide
  • Accreditations:
    • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (UK)
    • Nursing Council of New Zealand
    • New Zealand Dietitians Board
    • Social Workers Registration Board
    • Asia Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE)
    • International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW).
  • NZ PBRF Rankings - Our research standing among NZ universities includes:
    • first in Nursing
    • second in Health Studies
    • third in Sport and Exercise Science.
  • Student numbers - 2,085 EFTS.
  • Staff numbers - 276
  • Grant income - $12.3 million annually

Our units

The college connects people across collaborative units with outstanding expertise and programmes in nursing, human nutrition and dietetics, physiology, medical laboratory science, public health, sport and exercise, social work, environmental and occupational health, and disability and rehabilitation.

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Our research centres:

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