School of Health Sciences

The World Health Organisation defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The delivery of modern health care depends on groups of clinically and non-clinically trained professionals coming together in interdisciplinary teams who systematically provide personal and population-based preventive, curative and rehabilitative care services. Informed by active and successful research programmes, significant national and international collaborations, and academic staff who are of international standing, the School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and research activities that respond to the dynamic nature of the health and education sector and its workforce. These include postgraduate programmes in Counselling, Specialist Teaching, and Child and Family Psychology, as well as various population health and clinical endorsements within the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters of Health Sciences. Welcome to the School of Health Sciences.

Contact Us

School Office

Phone:+64 3 343 7737
Email: School of Health Sciences
Physical Address: Room 205, Level 2, Waimairi Building

Postal Address:
School of Health Sciences
College of Education
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Head of School

Professor Philip Schluter

Room: 204, Level 2, Waimairi Building
Phone: + 64 3 366 7001 ext 44357
philip.schluter@canterbury.ac.nz

Administrative Staff

Desley Tucker

School Administrator
Room: 205, Level 2, Waimairi Building
Phone: +64 3 343 7737
Internal ext: 44037
desley.tucker@canterbury.ac.nz

Programme Coordinators

Bachelor of Health Sciences

ray.kirk@canterbury.ac.nz

Post Graduate Diploma

arindam.basu@canterbury.ac.nz

Masters in Health Sciences

arindam.basu@canterbury.ac.nz

PhD in Health Sciences

kathleen.liberty@canterbury.ac.nz

Health Information Management

ray.kirk@canterbury.ac.nz

Early Intervention and Public Health

kathleen.liberty@canterbury.ac.nz

Health Behaviour Change

eileen.britt@canterbury.ac.nz

Environment and Health

arindam.basu@canterbury.ac.nz

Men's Health

jeffrey.gage@canterbury.ac.nz

Palliative Care

kate.reid@canterbury.ac.nz

Clinical Teaching

dale.sheehan@canterbury.ac.nz

Counselling

judi.miller@canterbury.ac.nz

Child and Family Psychology

karyn.france@canterbury.ac.nz

Specialist Teaching

anne.vanbysterveldt@canterbury.ac.nz