The Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle conduct research in the areas of Business and Management, Economics, Law, Politics and Tourism.

Faculty research overview

The Faculty of Business and Law strives to find solutions so business and society can work together to create sustainable enterprises and communities in the areas of: Management, Law, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Accounting, Finance and Economics.

The Faculty produces world-class research in all its areas of activity. It also supports a number of cross disciplinary specialist research groups.

Asset Pricing and Corporate Governance Studies
Research Leader: Professor Steve Easton

Evidence-based Law and Practice
Research Leader: Nola Ries

Health Services Research and Innovation Group (HSRIG)
Research Leader: Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell

Organisational Collaboration Research Group (OCRG)
Research Leader: Associate Professor Brendan Boyle

Social Marketing Research Team for Youth (SMRTY)
Research Leader: Dr Stacey Baxter

Workshop on Institutions and Socio-Economic Development (WISED)
Research Leader: Professor Morris Altman

These groups draw researchers together from across the University, the Hunter region as well as collaborators in Australian and overseas universities.

We welcome the opportunity to pursue new and innovative research with commercial and public sector organisations. For more information about potential collaborative research opportunities, please contact the Assistant Dean Research (Associate Professor Jim Jose).


The Faculty of Business and Law is renowned for excellence in internationally relevant research. Many of our academic staff members are leaders in their research disciplines, and are published consistently in top international and national journals. Our research priorities and strengths reflect the areas in which we are contributing considerably to the knowledge base in business and law.

Business and Law Research Degrees

PhD and Research Masters

Our research students are given excellent opportunities to work with top level researchers in partnership with leading organisations. The expertise, professionalism and commitment to research by our staff provides an exciting and stimulating learning environment for our research students. More information on PhD and Research Masters.

Business and Law Research Funding

Scholarships, fellowships and funding

PhD and Research Masters degree scholarships are available to support candidates who have an excellent academic record to undertake their research program on a full time basis..