Welcome to the Department of Physiology
Professor Matthew Watt, Head of Department
The Department of Physiology was established in 1862 and has a proud history and strong record of excellence in research, research training, learning and teaching, community and media engagement.
Honorary titles with our Department are highly-esteemed titles awarded on a fixed-term, honorary basis to individuals from industry, government, professions, communities and the academy.
A Brief History
The arrival in Melbourne of George Britton Halford on 23 December 1862 signaled the establishment of medical education and research in Physiology in Australia.