About us

The School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences (SEALS) is a new school that will serve our communities by integrating environmental sciences research and teaching. The University wishes to see the school cultivate a dynamic collaborative research, teaching and learning environment that leverages the combined strengths of its disciplines. SEALS is an amalgamation of elements of the former Schools of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Earth and Environmental Sciences. The constituent components of SEALS and its undergraduate and postgraduate courses include Archaeology, Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry, Conservation Biology, Earth Surface Processes, Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Science, Geology, Marine Biology, and Spatial Sciences.

SEALS staff members are world-class academics and researchers. Many of our staff are international leaders in their fields and have key relationships with colleagues in other institutions and industries across the world. Staff members have been extremely successful in competitive research grants at a national level, and in attracting industry partnerships and funding. Notable UOW research strengths in SEALS include the Centre for Archaeological Sciences (CAS) and GeoQuest.In 2017, an international research team headquartered at the University, including members of CAS and GeoQuest, began a seven-year $45.7 million quest to shed light on Australia’s iconic biodiversity and Indigenous heritage, in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH).

In the space of learning and teaching there have been many successes connected to the faculty, including awards that recognise innovation and creativity in education, and excellence in empowering students in the use of technologies.