Medical Student Support Team (MSST)

In addition to Student Services available to all students at UQ, there is a dedicated student support team for medical students. Medical Student Support offers the following services:

  • Mental health and wellbeing support, strategies and resources
  • Navigating university policies and procedures and liaising with the Faculty
  • Maximising performance
  • Overcoming unique challenges of studying in a foreign country or interstate
  • Referral to specialist support services e.g. counselling, disability support, accommodation and learning support.
Phase 1

Catherine FitzgeraldCatherine Fitzgerald
Student Advisor (Years 1 and 2)

Phase 2

Tristan de MezieresTristan de Mezieres
Student Advisor (Years 3 and 4)



T: (07) 3365 1704
After hours crisis support: 1300 851 998
All appointments are confidential.

Find a GP or counselling service near your placement

Academic support

  • Proactive and reactive academic support
  • Identifies students at risk of not progressing and supports with academic advice, or referral to other services
  • Works closely with Course Coordinators and other key support staff
  • Ensures high achieving students are recognised

Referral links

Phase 1

Angela BrandenburgAngela Brandenburg
Academic Support Lead (Years 1 and 2)
T: +61 7 3346 5251

Phase 2

Dr Matt BrandtDr Matt Brandt
Academic Support Lead (Years 3 and 4)
T: +61 7 3346 4634


Medical careers

  • Individualised medical careers advice  particularly for international students who wish to stay in Australia after graduation 
  • Improving access to information medical careers including careers events

Rachele is off on maternity leave from 13th March until July or August. In the interim please get in touch with the other support services for Phase 1 and 2 listed above or contact if you have international student questions.

Dr Rachele QuestedDr Rachele Quested
Medical Careers Lead
T: +61 7 3346 4884


Learn about medical career support

Exercise physiology

The service includes:

  • Free, supervised exercise sessions Monday - Friday all year round
  • Supervision from Accredited Exercise Physiologists plus, involvement from allied health students (exercise sport scientist and clinical exercise physiology) from the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Services available on St Lucia Campus: St Lucia Clinical Unit and Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences + Off Campus: UQ Healthy Living, Toowong and PA-Southside Clinical Unit
  • Free, individualised exercise physiology consults
  • Discussion and provision of resources regarding exercise as medicine

Dr Rachele QuestedEmily Hume
Exercise Physiology Service Lead
T: 0436 320 883