Research Programs

The University of Newcastle is home to linguistics scholars with expertise in documenting diverse endangered languages, and in diverse theoretical and applied areas of research.

Research Training and Transformational Knowledge research is focused on understanding the development of research and higher order problem solving skills.

Led by Professor Mel Gray from the School of Humanities and Social Science, the Social Work Research Program has established a strong track record and an Excellence in Research for Australia ranking of 'well above world standard'.

The Teachers and Teaching research program in the School of Education aims to achieve high quality research, training and knowledge translation in the development and testing of interventions and innovations that will be used and sustained in the practice of teaching and teacher development across a broad range of contexts.

Violence studies applies inter-disciplinary, transnational approach to transfer form how we conspire, think about and understand violence. Our research considers the nature of violence, place in society and how it has help forge our national identity. 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.