High quality education and research in medicine, biomedical sciences and public health would not be possible without the tireless work of our hospital and clinic-based health professionals. These health professionals come from a variety of different disciplines and backgrounds, ranging from medicine through to dietetics, psychology, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and other allied health areas.  

They are vital in training the next generation and to recognise the work of these hardworking health professionals, UQ awards individuals with academic titles.

Every day, our Academic Title Holders teach students, mentor junior researchers, and take on hours of research activity in their own time to improve patient care.

Next time you visit your GP or specialist, take a second look to see if they are hold a title other than doctor (e.g. Professor) - or look for a small UQ pin on their lanyard. These are two small clues to let you know they are an Academic Title Holder with The University of Queensland.

New and existing applications for academic titles are welcomed. These titles are awarded for a period of up to five years to health professionals who make significant contributions to The University and are assessed by the relevant organisational unit Heads, Faculty executives and committees commensurate to the level of appointment.

We applaud our Academic Title Holders for being an integral part of health education and research at The University of Queensland.

3. Benefits to holding an Academic Title

Academic Title Recognition

Many of Queensland’s best professionals in medical, health and behavioural sciences are UQ Academic Title Holders. It is their enthusiasm and dedication that keeps the Faculties of Medicine and Health and Behavioural Sciences at the forefront of worldwide trends in health, behavioural and medical education and research. The Faculties place enormous value on the work of these dedicated health professionals and awards Academic Titles in recognition of their contributions to health education and research supervision.

UQ Library Access

The UQ Library has one of the largest academic collections in Australia and by far the largest in Queensland. It provides an exceptional collection of health and medical books, more than 3500 health and medical e-Journals, drug information online and access to medical databases. The Library has a number of outlets across the campuses and title holders are able to use their available resources.

The Library can also be accessed online to search and place holds on books and access a large range of databases and e-journals. Online library access is available to all title holders.

The Library website also contains a helpful how to section, which covers a wide range of topics. For researchers we recommend to view the following overview; UQ Systems for Researchers.

Eduroam (UQ WiFi)

UQ WiFi is the default wireless network for all University of Queensland campuses. It provides intuitive and secure access for all standard devices.

  • Use your normal UQ username and password to connect.
  • It requires you to enter your username in the format of username@uq.edu.au when connecting.

Eduroam is a secure international roaming service for users in Higher Education. Using Eduroam at UQ enables staff and students to also access their internet and email as they travel both within and outside of Australia. For more information go to the following WiFI at UQ - eduroam.

Research Support network

Academic Title Holders are expected to submit research grant applications through UQ and will benefit from the excellent research support network available.  The Faculty of Medicine has Clinical Research Liaison Officers to assist our Academic Title Holder cohort.

UQ Email Account, Internet and Staff Web Portal Access

All Academic Title Holders receive a UQ email account, internet and staff web portal access.  An option is available to forward your UQ emails to a preferred email account.  To set this up please follow the simple steps below:

  • Log into your applicant account
  • Click on the ‘Update My Details’ link
  • Scroll down to the bottom of page and enter the required fields under the ‘Redirect UQ Email’ section
  • Click save

UQ Sport

Academic Title Holders are eligible to join the University’s sports club - UQ SPORT. Members have access to more than 40 sporting clubs and receive discounts at a number of St Lucia campus facilities.