About Us

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.

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Postera Crescam Laude
Postera Crescam Laude

Honorary Titles

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.

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George Britton Halford