Our approach

Our approach to education is inclusive, learner-centred and collaborative, with a long-term focus on sustainable change and building capacity across communities. This approach enables effective responses to the increasing complexity of globalised health systems, development processes, and environmental challenges.


Icon 3 figures inside a circle of three arrows Strong global public health solutions require multiple perspectives and voices. Equity and access are prioritised when we create and deliver education. We develop and deliver training in multiple languages and specialise in reducing barriers to the transfer of knowledge. Our offerings comply with Universal Design for Learning standards to provide inclusive educational environments.


The learner’s experience is at the centre of our design. We are committed to engaging the learner as a whole person, building on the professional expertise they bring with them, contextualising their educational understanding, and providing multiple avenues of success. Effective and sustainable development in global health requires diverse academic, technical and professional skills. Our custom education services are tailored specifically to enable the goals of our learners, and we design our services to cater to a diversity of learning styles and contexts.

Our learners occupy varied of roles within the health and development sectors and include decision makers and policy developers in government, staff of international non-governmental organisations and UN agencies, people working in community-based organisations, as well as career researchers and academics.

We also work with health professionals at the frontline of clinical health care provision and management of responses to health and humanitarian crises. We develop education for all sizes and demographics of audiences, from small groups of professionals in specialist technical areas to global communities of learners looking to gain generalist and interdisciplinary perspectives.


We train our learners to think across disciplines and to critically engage with multiple perspectives across different sectors. We collaborate with global and public health experts from the Nossal Institute, the University of Melbourne, and our extended global network to bring together the specific expertise required for each unique educational environment. Our team of educators include economists, epidemiologists, anthropologists, sociologists, public health specialists, clinicians, activists, veterinary scientists, and human geographers.

Sustainable change

Icon globe with figures on the edge Our courses reflect and respond to persisting health inequities, and immediate  needs and evolving developments within the global health sector.

We adopt an agile and pro-active approach to generating education-based responses to emerging trends and demands in global health. We operate as part of a global community of excellence in public and global health practice and research, and value close collaboration with other universities and sector partners.

We take a programmatic approach to course development and delivery by building communities of practice at national and regional levels. Central to this longer-term high impact approach, is our ongoing mentoring  of regional partners to support their work as education leaders in their home countries and communities.

Meet out team

Meet the full Nossal Team

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