See a listing of the Faculty of Education and Arts' Priority Research Centres, Initiatives and Strengths

Institutes, Centres, and Groups

Priority Research Centre

Physical Activity and NutritionPhysical Activity and Nutrition

The Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition investigates physical activity and nutrition for population health, with particular emphasis on education and health promotion strategies for chronic disease prevention, treatment and wellbeing.

Centres, Networks and Groups

Comparative and International Education Group University of Newcastle (CIEGUN) brings together a critical mass of established comparative researchers exploring global educational policies and alternatives for contemporary times.

Collaborative Environments for Creative Arts Research (CeCAR) is an interdisciplinary research group located within the School of Creative Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts. CeCAR brings together national and international researchers in the creative arts, humanities, sciences, health and social sciences with external collaborators in the community, industry, other universities and institutes.

Disability Research NetworkDisability Research Network

The Disability Research Network at the University of Newcastle, Australia, brings together researchers across all disciplines and Faculties of the University whose work has relevance to people with developmental or acquired disabilities.

Internationally, early childhood eduction research is a strong and flourishing endeavor. Politically, early childhood education and care has been the focus of significant new policy and provision developments.

The Early Modern Women's Research Network (EMWRN) was established by Associate Professor Rosalind Smith and Dr Patricia Pender in 2007. Comprising scholars from Australia, New Zealand and the UK, the network has rapidly developed an international reputation for engineering innovative productive research collaborations'.

Post-Fordist accumulation processes are entangled in major reorganizations of labour and life in the contemporary present. These arrangements have demanded that social scientists think anew about many key categories of analysis, including the home, living, working, the private, the everyday and even the future.

Historical Experience, Representation, Media, Education, Society (HERMES) is an interdisciplinary research group based at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Its two main lines of research concern historical consciousness and history education.

History of ViolenceHistory of Violence

The Centre for the History of Violence explores every aspect of the history of violence, including concepts of violence, representations of violence, questions of interpersonal violence and issues of political and cultural violence.

The Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing (CLLC) was established to continue the development and application of statistical and computing tools for the analysis of (literary) texts.

The Newcastle Youth Studies Group examines inequalities that affect young people's lives across national and international contexts. It has a particular focus on Australia, South-East Asia and the Pacific

Today, religions are increasingly caught between political reaction and radicalism: the same religious system – whether Christian, Islamic or Jewish – can foster support of an oppressive status quo and yet undermine that state. This tension between religious reaction and radicalism, which takes place within and between religious traditions, is the focus of the Religion and Radicalism Research Network.

Social Research in Energy and ResourcesSocial Research in Energy and Resources

The Centre for Social Research in Energy and Resources (CSRER) is dedicated to researching the social dimensions of energy and resources, with researchers providing social perspectives in a variety of environmental, energy and resource areas including carbon emissions, water and industrial ecology.

The Speech pathology discipline is distinctive in its diversity (speech, language, fluency, disability, aphasia) and focus on the impact of communication disorders and disabilities in everyday life and on key stakeholders supporting them in education, health and employment.

Study of Research Training and Impact - SORTIStudy of Research Training and Impact - SORTI

The Centre for the Study of Research Training and Impact (SORTI) is focused on understanding and developing research and higher order problem solving skills, and the impact of research training and research outcomes in a wide variety of contexts.

Wine studies research is a humanities and social science-based field at University of Newcastle. Cross-discipline collaboration in this field includes scholars from history, social science, business and tourism.