The Queensland Alliance for One Health Sciences is a research unit within the School of Veterinary Sciences. It is jointly funded by UQ, industry and government partners.

It links national and international governing bodies in the One Health space to UQ researchers in agriculture and food science, environmental health science, medicine, health, engineering and IT.

Global leader

UQ is a global leader in the animal and agricultural sciences, ranking #26 in the world and #1 in Australia in the latest QS world rankings.

The Queensland Alliance for One Health Sciences aims to bring UQ’s world-class research and expertise to ongoing and successful partnerships by establishing and maintaining multidisciplinary research capabilities across our research programs.

We work closely with Biosecurity Queensland, Safe Food Queensland and Queensland Health to develop research directions, and to provide expert opinion, advice and training to staff in each institution. We pursue research excellence through competitively funded research and government or private consultancies targeting our research themes.

Other core activities include an innovative HDR program, supervision of research students and development of coursework teaching One Health.

Our vision is to improve zoonotic disease public health policy through integrated health research that addresses local, national and global One Health challenges.

Our mission is to benefit the health of animals, the environment and the community by providing outstanding public health research and pursuing high standards of public health policy.

Using a One Health approach, we deliver our mission through:

  • research and innovation to create, advance and apply knowledge. Knowledge creation and application underpins our industry engagement and policy-relevant activities and contributes to impacts in animal and community health and wellbeing
  • engagement activities to establish and nurture relationships with the community, medical and veterinary professions, animal industries, governments and environmental researchers to ensure we are across local and global One Health challenges, understand expectations and priorities, and deliver relevant policy solutions
  • capability development activities built on a comprehensive One Health curriculum and an HDR program that produces competent, internationally recognised One Health practitioners and scientists.

The One Health approach

One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral and transdisciplinary approach that recognises the interconnection between people, animals, plants and their shared environment.

One Health experts work at the local, regional, national and global levels and aim to achieve optimal health outcomes.