Real Health.

It matters – to you, to your friends, to your family.

Real health means what you want it to mean – emotional wellbeing, physical strength, being on top of your fitness game or simply being happy.

We all have a tale to tell. This website gives voice to some of the many people who are involved in improving the lives of individuals around Australia – QUT graduates, academics, not-for-profit organisations and people working in the community.

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Real Health, Real Stories

Out of challenge came triumph

The art of Paul Kavanagh

I was expecting a baby, not a stroke

Alana Hitchcock

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Health Faculty News

Can't believe that my entry in QLD #WomenInSTEM prize has already had over 3000 views🥰 Please vote to help further my research in using #TissueEngineering approach to fight #gum disease and to inspire next generation of scientists! One more week to go😉

Amazing, insightful talk here at @QUT today from Professor Kirsten Spann as part of our Healthy Dialogue series, explaining clearly how coronaviruses work, the origins of the current #CoronavirusOutbreak, and the ways researchers are working to combat it. Great stuff!

These #QUT students met in O Week 3 years ago, are doing double degrees in #nursing & #paramedicscience and have just won scholarships that will help them gain amazing real-world experience in regional Qld & NT. #IndigenousHealth @QUTAlumni @RealHealthM

Brisbane’s airborne grass #pollen levels are high with this season the worst on record: #QUT researchers provide daily pollen levels and a forecast via an #app to help people with #hayfever or #asthma manage the risks these pollens pose. #BrisbanePollen

Grass #pollens trigger #hayfever & allergic #asthma and this Brisbane pollen season is the worst on record: #QUT researcher Prof Janet Davies tells the federal parliamentary inquiry looking at Australia’s rising rates of #allergies @qut_ihbi @RealHealthM

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