We proudly acknowledge that 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 may be registrars in teaching hospitals, eminent specialists in private practice, or experienced general practitioners who play a vital role in primary care.

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

Every day, our Academic Title Holders supervise research students, mentor up and coming junior researchers, and take on hours of research activity in their own time to find better ways of treating patients.

More than 3,800 Queensland doctors do this special work on behalf of UQ every day.

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

New and existing applications for academic titles are welcomed. These titles are assessed by the relevant school leaders and committees and awarded on a three year basis to professionals who make significant contributions to the University.

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

5. 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 have enormous value for 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. The Library website also contains a helpful how to section which covers a wide range of topics.

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.

UQ Email Account, Internet and Staff Web Portal Access
All Academic Title Holders receive a UQ email account, internet and staff web portal access.

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.