Our School History

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH) was established on 1 February 2001 as Australia's first School of Population Health, a landmark in the development of inter-collegiate study and research. Bringing together programs and expertise in genetic and molecular epidemiology, epidemiology and biostatistics, koori health, international mental health, women's health, health social sciences, health program evaluation, sexual health and rural health; the School was forged to strengthen capacity and services to meet health needs and improve quality and equity of care in the community through public health research, teaching and engagement.

2013 saw the incorporation of the Nossal Institute for Global Health and Nossal Institute Limited into the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and the School underwent major academic restructuring. The School consolidated its teaching and research activities from 12 centres, units, groups and institutes into four centres, one institute and two partnership groups.