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Newcastle Business School

Dr Brendan Boyle

International Business

Dr Brendan Boyle specialises in the areas of international human resource management, the management of multinational corporations and international business strategy.

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Dr Tim Connor

International Labour Law

Tim Connor's research focuses on the relationship between voluntary and state-sanctioned governance of employment rights.

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Professor Gordon Boyce

International Business History

Professor Gordon Boyce is a recognised authority on institutional and organisational performance in an international context, with specific reference to systems that support organisational decision-making, negotiating, and inter-firm learning.

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Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell

Organisational Behaviour

Internationally-renowned organisational behaviour expert, Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell is helping to form a new generation of inter-professional healthcare teams.

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Associate Professor Kala Saravanamuthu

Accounting

Dr Saravanamuthu's primary area of research is in developing holistic and emancipatory accountability and decision-making tools that create change from the conventional pursuit of economic returns to more sustainable interaction with nature.

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Associate Professor Kevin Lyons

Tourism

Associate Professor Kevin Lyons' research focuses on the Hunter as a regional tourism destination and the visitor economy it generates.

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Newcastle Law School

Associate Professor Neil Foster

Torts and Workplace Law

Associate Professor Neil Foster's main research interests are Torts (civil liability for wrongs) and Occupational (Workplace) Health and Safety Law.

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Dr Amy Maguire

Law

Dr Amy Maguire's research relates to the collective human right to self-determination, with particular focus on Indigenous peoples in Australia and Irish nationalists in the North of Ireland.

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School of Creative Arts

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Dr Kit Messham-Muir

Art history and theory

Dr Kit Messham-Muir is an art theorist and museologist in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Newcastle whose current research focus is the psychological and emotional dimensions of visualising war.

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Professor Frank Millward

Creative Arts, Media And Communication

Professor Frank Millward explores the intersection between fine art, music and theatre making, and how technology is turning the arts into a fertile ground for innovative research.

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Dr Gillian Arrighi

Drama, Theatre And Performance Studies

Dr Gillian Arrighi is interested in the circus, the role of children in the entertainment industry, and the arts/health nexus, particularly the impact creative engagement has on everyday life.  Her research investigates the social significance of the growth of community-based circus and circus skills groups since the 1970s. 

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Dr Catherine Grant

Endangered Music

Music endangerment is not just a research field for Dr Catherine Grant; she is an activist and interventionist for communities that are suffering the cultural loss of their music traditions.

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Professor Richard Vella

Music Composition

Professor Richard Vella is the Director of Collaborative Environments for Creative Arts Research (CeCAR), a newly launched research group within the Faculty of Education and Arts at The University of Newcastle.

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Dr Philip Matthias

Music Composition

As an organist, composer and choral director, Dr Philip Matthias led the University of Newcastle’s Chamber Choir to a win in the Battle of the Choirs national television series in 2008.  He is now developing a repertoire of liturgical music that is uniquely Australian, including Indigenous music. 

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Associate Professor Rosalind Halton

Music Performance

Associate Professor Rosalind Halton is an accomplished harpsichord player and foundation member of the baroque ensemble Chacona.  She specialises in bringing to performance little-known and often previously unheard works from the vast catalogue of cantatas and serenatas by Italian Baroque composer Alessandro Scarlatti.

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Brett Alexander

Visual Arts And Crafts

The idea of making a material transform into something else holds an ongoing fascination for internationally recognised textile artist Brett Alexander.

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School of Education

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Dr Tom Griffiths

Comparative and international education

Dr Tom Griffiths's research centres on comparative educational analyses, including historical and contemporary explorations of policy and practice in context, linked to a world-system level theoretical approach to systems of mass education, their structure, curricula and development.

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Dr Zsuzsa Millei

Curriculum And Pedagogy

Dr Zsuzsa Millei's research examines the way in which constitutions of ‘the child’ and childhood in pre-compulsory education shift in concert with the changing problematizations about the government of population and individuals.

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Professor Allyson Holbrook

Doctoral education

Professor Allyson Holbrook of the Research Training and Transformational Knowledge program looks at the huge intellectual and emotional changes that occur in PhD candidates and what affect these have on their thinking and attrition rates.

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Associate Professor Linda Newman

Early Childhood Education

Associate Professor Linda Newman's far-reaching research in early childhood education is expanding the Faculty of Education and Arts' international footprint.

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Professor Philip Morgan

Human Movement And Sports Science

Professor Philip Morgan’s research program is tackling the obesity epidemic. His work focuses on the impact of school and community based interventions to prevent or treat obesity in child, adolescent and adult populations.

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Professor David Lubans

Human Movement And Sports Science

The University of Newcastle's (UON) Professor David Lubans is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow who is delivering a range of innovative school programs designed to upskill teachers in physical education and re-engage teens.

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Professor Ron Plotnikoff

Human Movement and Sports Science

Professor Ron Plotnikoff is Director of the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition which has an interdisciplinary approach to understanding physical activity and nutrition relating to population health strategies for chronic disease prevention, treatment and wellbeing.

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Dr Elena Prieto-Rodriguez

Mathematics Education

There has been a massive drop in the number of advanced mathematics students in the last decade, accompanied by poor results across all school years. Dr Elena Prieto-Rodriguez believes this has significant implications for Australia's ability to produce the next generation of engineers, physicists, chemists and software engineers – the innovators we need to skill Australia into the future.

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Dr Kathryn Holmes

Mathematics Education

Dr Kathryn Holmes, a former high school mathematics teacher, is helping to provide the next generation of teachers with the expertise and confidence to embrace the digital technology that is revolutionising education.

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Associate Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly

Special Education

Associate Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly's research focuses on the needs of individuals with multiple and severe disability. Communication intervention and behaviour support are two main strands of this research, informed by behaviour state assessment.

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Professor Jenny Gore

Teacher Education

Leading a new era of teacher education and professional development, pedagogy expert, Professor Jenny Gore, is building a world-class model of education excellence that helps support both teachers and students and is influencing government and educational bodies across Australia.

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Dr Nicole Mockler

Teacher Education

Dr Nicole Mockler is interested in the politics of education and the professional identity and practice of teachers. She is interested in the way governments use touchstone issues in education to gain political leverage and how media representation of those issues can create a sense of panic that forces schools into a reactive response.

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School of Humanities and Social Science

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Professor John Germov

Sociology

Professor Germov is a sociologist and widely published author with research interests spanning the social origins of food and alcohol habits, public health nutrition, sociology of obesity and workplace change. His recent work focuses on the historical sociology of wine.

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Professor Mel Gray

Social Work

Under the guidance of Professor Gray, the University of Newcastle was the only university in Australia to receive a '5' rating for social work research in the "Excellence in Research for Australia" (ERA) rankings which are administered by the Australian Research Council.

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Dr Catriona Malau

Documenting small, regional languages can help them to not only survive, but thrive.

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Dr Åshild Næss

A love of language has taken Dr Åshild Næss to unexpected places.

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Dr Caragh Brosnan

Dr Caragh Brosnan is a researcher in the sociology of health and illness. Her focus is on health care and its value to society, but more fundamentally, the moral and principled human decisions that lie behind the science that governs our health and wellbeing.

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Professor Lyndall Ryan

The story of Professor Lyndall Ryan from Newcastle's Centre for the History of Violence began while documenting the history of Tasmania's convict system.

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Dr Marguerite Johnson

Dr Maguerite Johnson is interested in how stories from Antiquity console us and connect us as humans through the falling in love, the heartbreaks, the sorrow and the celebrations.

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Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds

Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds is on a quest to unearth the real story of Australia's nuclear ambitions

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Professor Hugh Craig

As unlikely as it sounds, literary scholar Professor Hugh Craig has enhanced his appreciation of Shakespeare through statistical analysis.

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Dr Kathleen McPhillips

Dr Kathleen McPhillips is looking into the murky world of child sexual abuse within the church culture.

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Associate Professor Alistair Rolls

Associate Professor is a leading expert on Twentieth and Twenty-First Century French Literature, the principal English-speaking scholar on the immortalized French writer Boris Vian and is paving the way forward in the field he calls Fetishism Criticism, a discourse which recognizes that two opposing narratives can co-exist while actually refuting each other.

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Professor Roland Boer

Religion, radicalism and revolutionaries all fall under the critical gaze of theologian and writer Professor Roland Boer.

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Dr Steven Threadgold

Drugs, violence and laziness – if you believe everything you hear in the media, young people have a lot to answer for. However, sociologist and Newcastle Youth Studies Group co-convenor, Dr Steven Threadgold, is ardent about uncovering the entire picture and contributing to a better understanding of the next generation.

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Dr Mark Harvey

Researcher with the Endangered Languages Group at the Faculty of Education and Arts, Dr Mark Harvey, is charmed by times that have passed.

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Dr Daniela Heil

Daniela Heil's anthropological expertise is helping to understand the impact of cultural differences on the health of indigenous communities.

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Dr Trisha Pender

Dr Trisha Pender is leading the charge in the expanding world of research into early modern women's writing.

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Dr Jesper Gulddal

The University of Newcastle's Head of English, Dr Jesper Gulddal, has always been fascinated by travel adventure stories, but gone are the days when fictional characters were footloose and fancy free to navigate a plot's twists and turns on a whim.

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Dr Terry Leahy

Dr Terry Leahy, a University of Newcastle sociologist, is behind a film documenting a permaculture project in Zimbabwe that has changed lives and boosted food security.

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Dr Rebecca Beirne

Dr Rebecca Beirne has devoted her academic pursuits largely to media studies and the representation of queer women in popular culture

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Associate Professor Victoria Haskins

Associate Professor Victoria Haskins' study of Indigenous domestic service policies across two countries is filling a gap in the historical narrative.

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Associate Professor Bronwyn Hemsley

Bronwyn Hemsley's research is helping bypass speech difficulties through the use of mobile technologies and e-health solutions.

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Dr Julie McIntyre

For Dr Julie McIntyre, wine represents history in a glass. "It's a way of being able to travel in time. Each glass of wine is a fascinating and very complex encapsulation of the climate, land and work of people at particular points in time," said McIntyre.

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Kim Cheng Boey

Associate Professor Kim Cheng Boey artfully juggles creative writing and the research demands of an academic career.

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Professor Hilary Carey

Professor Hilary Carey's research into the anti-Transportation movement provides new insight into an important aspect of Australia's colonial history.

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Professor Mitchell Dean

Professor Mitchell Dean's areas of speciality are political and historical sociology, critical social and political thought, and governing in liberal democracies.

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Associate Professor Maryanne Dever

Associate Professor Maryanne Dever's research encompasses archival studies, feminist literary and cultural history and digital humanities. Current research projects focus on issues of intimacy and materiality in relation to both research practice (methodology) and to the socio-cultural status of archived objects.

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Dr Bill Palmer

A dedicated team of Newcastle linguists is committed to studying the practical, scientific and cultural significance of dying local languages.

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Dr Christina Petterson

Looking at Christianity through the lenses of theology, history and cultural theory, Dr Christina Petterson's critical text-based study is seeking to evaluate its influence on the switch from feudalism to capitalism and other evolving socioeconomic structures

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Professor Dennis Foley

Professor Dennis Foley is equally proud of his contributions as a researcher, an international networker and a teacher.

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Associate Professor Ros Smith

Associate Professor Ros Smith examines the contribution of female writers to the culture of the early modern era.

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Professor Philip Dwyer

Professor Philip Dwyer and his team are leading a fundamental rethinking of violence in the modern world.

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Professor Alison Ferguson

Professor Alison Ferguson is a speech pathology researcher whose specialty is communicative interaction. She explores novel communication strategies for people who have lost speech and language function.

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Professor Lisa Adkins

Professor Lisa Adkins' research interests are in feminist theory and the sociology of gender; social and cultural theory; and economic sociology (especially the sociology of post-industrial economies and the new political economy).

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Professor Pam Nilan

Professor Pam Nilan contributes a unique sociologist's viewpoint to the body of research on youth cultures in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Dr Alan Broadfoot

Director - NIER

Dr Alan Broadfoot is the Director of the world-class Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), established to address rapidly emerging issues in the energy and resources sector. Providing practical and viable benefits to industry, the community and the economy, NIER is advancing research in clean energy production, energy efficiency and the minimisation of carbon emissions through its research.

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School of Architecture and Built Environment

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Dr Tessa Morrison

Architecture

Dr Tessa Morrison has recreated Isaac Newton's vision of an ancient architectural masterpiece and provided a rare glimpse into the complex mind of the genius.

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Professor Peter Davis

Building Construction

Professor Peter Davis took up the role of Chair of Construction Management in early 2014. He has equal long-term experience in industry and academic research and teaching.

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Associate Professor Graham Brewer

Construction Management

Dr Graham Brewer's research is characterised by his interest in three key areas relating to innovation: innovation by individual firms; innovation across project teams; and the sociological influences on innovation.

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Dr Jason von Meding

Disaster resilience

Dr Jason Von Meding's recent research has focused on the barriers that non-government organisations (NGOs) face in disaster recovery and the reduction in overall project success that arises from lack of competency in essential areas

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Professor Mark Taylor

Interior Architecture

Professor Mark Taylor's primary research focus is the history and theory of the modern architectural interior with an emphasis on cultural and social issues.

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Professor SueAnne Ware

Landscape Architecture

Landscape architect Professor SueAnne Ware describes herself as a 'design activist'. As landscapes are often in public spaces, she believes that landscape architects share a responsibility for setting the political, social and environmental agenda.

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School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Professor Ljiljana Brankovic

With expertise in data security and privacy in data mining, Professor Ljiljana Brankovic has had a long-term interest in the growing problem of protecting an individual's personal data.

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Associate Professor Regina Berretta

Bioinformatics

Associate Professor Regina Berretta has long been interested in the crossover of the disciplines of computer science, mathematics and health, particularly where computer science has a key role to play in health innovation.

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Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin

Control Systems, Robotics And Automation

Esteemed electrical engineer Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin and his research group are masters of control.

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Professor Rick Middleton

Control and Systems Theory

Professor Rick Middleton is Director of the Priority Research Centre for Dynamic Systems and Control. His theoretical work is primarily focused on Control and Systems Theory, with diverse applications from mine planning optimisation, through metal forming processes and robotics.

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Dr Shamus Smith

Human-Computer Interaction

Software engineer Dr Shamus Smith is an expert in virtual environments and human-computer interaction.

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Professor Pablo Moscato

Information Based Medicine

Professor Pablo Moscato is one of Australia’s most cited computer scientists. He has been working in Evolutionary Computation since 1988, and in heuristic methods for Operations Research problems since 1985.

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Dr Yuen Yong

Mechatronics

Dr Yuen Yong's research interests include the design and control of nanopositioning systems, high-speed atomic force microscopy, finite-element analysis of smart materials and structures, sensing and actuation, and robot insects.

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Dr Andrew Fleming

Nanopositioning

Dr Andrew Fleming's research includes optical nanofabrication, nanopositioning control systems, high-speed scanning probe microscopy, micro-cantilever sensors, and metrological position sensors.

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Professor Reza Moheimani

Nanotechnology

ARC Fellow Professor Reza Moheimani's research includes developing nanotechnology capable of creating maximum memory on the smallest piece of technology, allowing people to carry huge amounts of information on a tiny portable device.

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Dr Alexandre Mendes

Optimization and Data Mining

Dr Alexandre Mendes is the Deputy Head of the Newcastle Robotics Lab. His research interests are concentrated in Optimization and Data Mining.

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Associate Professor Sarah Johson

Protecting information - cryptography

In a digital age where information privacy is key, Associate Professor Sarah Johnson is developing next generation quantum key distribution (QKD) technology which has the potential to protect companies from espionage attacks and guard a country against cyber-terrorism.

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Associate Professor Daniel Quevedo

Wireless Sensor-Actuator Network Technology

Identifying a gap between our theoretical understanding of wireless senso-actuator network technology and its real-world applications, Associate Professor Daniel Quevedo is seeking to remedy shortfalls of time-honoured paradigms in engineering science and bridge 'what is' with 'what could be'.

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School of Engineering

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Professor Mark Jones

Bulk Solids Handling

With a global reputation as an authority on pneumatic conveying and bulk solids handling, Engineering Professor Mark Jones and his team have delivered more than 3,500 bulk solids handling projects for over 1,000 companies across 40 countries.

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ARC Laureate Professor Scott Sloan

Geotechnical Engineering

ARC Laureate Professor Scott Sloan is the Director of the University’s Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling and also leads the ARC Centre of Excellence in Geotechnical Science and Engineering.  A Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Professor Sloan is an expert in soil stability analysis.

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Professor Daichao Sheng

Geotechnical Engineering

Professor Daichao Sheng's research expertise covers the areas of unsaturated soil mechanics, computational geomechanics, cold region geotechnics and geo-environmental engineering.

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Dr George Kouretzis

Geotechnical Engineering

Dr George Kouretzis is working towards bridging the gap between research, engineering applications and public benefit, particularly in the area of onshore pipeline networks, the circulatory lifelines of modern society.

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Associate Professor Olivier Buzzi

Geotechnical Engineering

Dr Olivier Buzzi's research interests are in rock mechanics, rock joints, expansive soils and unsaturated soil mechanics.

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Dr Anna Giacomini

Geotechnical Engineering

Dr Anna Giacomini, Principal Researcher in the University's Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling, is committed to innovating, promoting and improving safety in mining and civil environments.

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Dr Heber Sugo

Interdisciplinary Engineering

Material engineers Dr Heber Sugo and Professor Erich Kisi have received $515,000 from the Australian Solar Institute to create a new device that converts solar energy directly into electricity.

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Professor Erich Kisi

Materials Engineering

Material engineers Dr Heber Sugo and Professor Erich Kisi have received $515,000 from the Australian Solar Institute to create a new device that converts solar energy directly into electricity.

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Dr Thomas Fiedler

Materials Engineering

Dr Thomas Fiedler is driving the development of new-generation cellular materials with that are light, strong and multi-functional.

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Professor Kevin Galvin

Mineral Separation Process (Reflux Classifier)

Professor Kevin Galvin developed the Reflux Classifier, an industrial machine that separates fine particles on the basis of either density or size, saving the global mining and minerals processing industry billions of dollars.

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Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson

Mineral Separation Process (The Jameson Cell)

Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson is a chemical engineer and inventor of the Jameson Cell, a revolutionary mineral processing technology that contributes more than three billion dollars to the national economy every year.

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Professor Terry Wall

Resources Engineering

Emeritus Professor Terry Wall is the first Australian to win the esteemed Percy Nicholls Award for Notable Scientific or Practical Contributions in the Field of Solid Fuels

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Professor Bob Loo

Resources Engineering

Professor Bob Loo's research focuses on defining the link between fundamental iron ore and metallurgical coal properties and their performance in the ironmaking process, the formulation of ore and coal blends for effective sintering and coking, and the evaluation of new deposits.

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Professor Behdad Moghtaderi

Resources Engineering

Professor Behdad Moghtaderi is working with the Government and industry to solve global energy challenges through world-leading research in renewable energy and low emissions coal technologies. This will mean a cleaner environment – and save industry millions.

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Professor Mark Stewart

Risk Assessment in Infrastructure

Professor Mark G. Stewart is Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability and an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow. He has over 25 years of experience in probabilistic risk and vulnerability assessment of infrastructure and security systems that are subject to man-made and natural hazards.

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Professor Rob Melchers

Structural Engineering

Professor Rob Melchers’ research on marine corrosion is leading the way towards safer, more resilient offshore engineering and construction.  The corrosion of steel in marine environments is a big issue for the water industry worldwide, in particular the corrosion of mooring chains and wire rope for offshore platforms.

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Professor Michael Nilsson

Director - HMRI

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has a strong tradition of cultivating young research talent, which its Director, Professor Michael Nilsson is keen to continue.

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School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

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Professor Alan Brichta

Balance and the Vestibular System

Professor Alan Brichta's primary research interest is balance and the vestibular system.  His recent research has focused on the efferent branch of the vestibular system – the pathway by which the brain can modulate inner ear sensitivity.

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Dr Nikki Verrills

Biochemistry And Cell Biology - Cancer

Dr Nikki Verrills' research into a key signalling switch in cancer cells could provide an important breakthrough in treatment.

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Dr Kathryn Skelding

Cancer Cell Biology

Dr Kathryn Skelding's research focuses on understanding cancer cell biology, specifically how cancer cells proliferate, metastasise, and develop resistance to chemotherapeutics.

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Laureate Professor Paul Foster

Immunology

Laureate Professor Foster's research focuses on understanding the molecular and cellular basis of asthma, allergy, respiratory disorders, and chronic inflammation. His research program focuses on translational approaches directed towards the development of novel anti-inflammatory therapies.

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Professor Rodney Scott

Information Based Medicine

Professor Rodney Scott's research interest is in inherited forms of cancer. His research focuses on the identification of genes associated with with inherited forms of cancer and better defining these inherited entities such that more appropriate intervention strategies can be developed

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Dr Rohan Walker

Neuroscience - Depression

Dr Rohan Walker is advancing a scientific premise that could transform treatment for mood disorders.

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Associate Professor Paul Tooney

Neuroscience - Schizophrenia

Associate Professor Paul Tooney regards his research into schizophrenia as one piece of a complex puzzle that spans many disciplines.

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Dr Murray Cairns

Neuroscience - Schizophrenia

Dr Murray Cairns believes tiny molecules in the brain may be the key to understanding the causes of a perplexing neuropsychiatric disorder.

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Dr Neil Spratt

Neuroscience - Stroke

Delivering cutting-edge treatments to patients is a key motivation for neurology expert Dr Neil Spratt.

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Professor Manohar Garg

Nutrition And Dietetics

Professor Manohar Garg is one of the University's leading Health and Nutrition researchers and has recently been heralded as a revolutionary in his field with two important industry honours.

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Dr Kelly Avery-Kiejda

Oncology And Carcinogenesis - Breast Cancer

Dr Kelly Avery-Kiejda hopes to improve diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer sufferers by identifying new biomarkers for the disease.

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Dr Nikola Bowden

Oncology and Carcinogenesis

Dr Nikola Bowden uses next-generation genetic profiling techniques to unlock the mysteries of melanoma.

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Professor Xu Dong Zhang

Oncology and Carcinogenesis - Melanoma

One of the world’s most eminent researchers in skin cancer, Professor Xu Dong Zhang is a driving force in mapping the molecular pathways of melanoma.

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Professor Phil Hansbro

respiratory diseases

Professor Phil Hansbro is an internationally recognised research leader in the study of respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive airway disease (COPD, aka emphysema) and infections and is developing interests in lung cancer.

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School of Health Sciences

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Dr Tracy Burrows

Nutrition & Dietetics

Dr Tracy Burrows shows there's no 'one size fits all' approach to mainstreadm nutrition, combining psychology, medical radiation imaging, and biochemistry in the hunt for more effective dietary assessment methods and treatment

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Professor Clare Collins

Nutrition And Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics Professor Clare Collins is breaking new ground with her innovative approach of translating complex diet quality data predicting the risk of disease and death, into  web-based tools and practical healthy lifestyle programs that people of all ages can access.

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School of Medicine and Public Health

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Dr Rebecca Wyse

Behavioural Science - Childhood Obesity

Dr Rebecca Wyse is a behavioural scientist with the career objective of reversing increasing population rates of childhood obesity. Her applied research involves settings-based interventions in schools and childcare services to facilitate healthy behaviours in the people within them.

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Dr Luke Wolfenden

Behavioural Science - Chronic Disease

Dr Luke Wolfenden's research into the modifiable risks of chronic health conditions and injury is helping the community to improve their overall wellbeing.

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Associate Professor Billie Bonevski

Behavioural Science - Smoking cessation

Associate Professor Billie Bonevski is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellow and Behavioural Scientist whose smoking cessation programs are being implemented by Cancer Councils across the nation.

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Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson

Cardiovascular Medicine And Haematology

Professor Peter Gibson is a world leading authority in asthma, respiratory physician at the John Hunter Hospital and co-director of the Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases.

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Professor Nick Talley

Gastroenterology

Professor Nick Talley is a neurogastroenterologist, a specialist in unexplained gut disorders affecting nerves and muscles such as irritable bowel syndrome, severe indigestion and slow stomach emptying, conditions which affect millions of people.

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Professor Amanda Baker

Mental Health and Substance Use

Professor Amanda Baker is a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle. An award winning innovator, she specializes in the treatment of co-existing mental health and substance use problems.

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Conjoint Professor Chris Levi

Neurosciences

Working on eight ground-breaking research projects, internationally renowned researcher Conjoint Professor Chris Levi is on a medical mission to cure stroke.

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Professor John Forbes

Oncology and Carcinogenesis - Breast Cancer

Professor John Forbes AM is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of breast cancer prevention and treatment, with a number of pioneering breakthroughs credited with saving millions of women's lives over his 40 year career.

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Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher

Public Health and Health Services

Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher is an internationally recognised cancer care and health behaviour expert. His latest ground-breaking research aims to reshape thinking surrounding death and chronic illness, so that end-of-life preparations are as thorough as preparing for the birth of a child.

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Dr Jodie Simpson

Respiratory Diseases

Dr Jodie Simpson's pioneering research has changed the focus of asthma treatment and promises new relief for many who suffer from the disease.

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Professor Brian Kelly

clinical science - neurology & psychiatry

Professor Brian Kelly believes mental illness is not the sole domain of psychiatrists and psychologists but the responsibility of many in the health system.

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Dr Chris Williams

musculoskeletal pain

Dr Chris Williams is an HMRI Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with Hunter New England Population Health and the University of Newcastle's School of Medicine and Public Health in the field of musculoskeletal pain.

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Professor Sally Chan

Leading the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sally is a global nurse academic of more than 20 years whose sustained research agenda has made a recognised impact on nursing education, mental healthcare policy and service delivery across Asia.

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Associate Professor Vanessa McDonald

Associate Professor Vanessa McDonald is examining respiratory problems from multiple perspectives, concentrating on the pathophysiological components, functional and psychosocial needs of individual patients.

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Professor Tracy Levett-Jones

Nursing

Professor Tracy Levett-Jones is working towards evidence-based curricula redesign to ensure future health professionals are equipped to provide safe, effective and person-centred care.

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School of Design, Communication and IT

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Dr Melanie James

In her career as an award winning communications and public relations practitioner, Dr Melanie James used academic research to inform her strategies and campaigns. As an academic, she draws upon her extensive professional experience to guide her research.

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Professor Mario Minichiello

World-renowned designer, illustrator, artist and academic Professor Mario Minichiello joined the University of Newcastle to help foster national and international collaboration.

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School of Environmental and Life Sciences

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Laureate Professor John Aitken

Reproductive Medicine

Laureate Professor Aitken is a global authority on reproductive biology. Supported by funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), his research offers a solution to unsustainable population growth.

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Dr Ian Grainge

Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Dr Ian Grainge is interested in all aspects of how bacteria pass on their genetic information, from DNA replication to chromosome segregation and accurate cell division.

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Professor Eileen McLaughlin

Professor Eileen McLaughlin is researching the mysteries of conception. She produced her first test tube baby in 1983, just five years after the world's first IVF birth. More recently her focus has been the fertility prospects of older women.

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Professor Chris Grof

Biologist Professor Chris Grof's love of plants has developed into a quest to engineer a viable biofuel that could reduce Australians' reliance on fossil fuels.  Director of the Centre for Plant Science, Professor Grof has taken a lead role in a research project to develop sorghum as a biofuel.

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Professor Adam McCluskey

Professor Adam McCluskey is the Director of the University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre for Chemical Biology. He is involved in research resulting in four key drug discovery areas being pursued: epilepsy, kidney disease, cancer, and anti-viral.

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Associate Professor Rob Atkin

Associate Professor Rob Atkin is making an important contribution to the development of better and potentially greener industrial liquids.

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Dr Xiao Yang

Spanning all levels of biological organisation, Dr Xiao Yang's research into intricate antibiotic-disease relationships is helping to combat the spread of multi-drug resistant bacteria.

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Dr Mark Baker

Dr Mark Baker has picked up the pace of sperm cell research by harnessing the power of proteomics.

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School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

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Laureate Professor Jon Borwein

Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

A pioneer of experimental mathematics, Professor Borwein's work as the Director of the Priority Research Centre for Computer-Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications (CARMA) has placed the University at the cutting edge of this field.

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Professor Paul Dastoor

Condensed Matter Physics

Designing revolutionary innovations such as solar paint and needle-free glucose tests has put Professor Paul Dastoor at the forefront of the emerging field of organic electronics. His advances are set to improve the environment and lives of communities around the world.

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School of Psychology

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Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman

Health Behaviour

Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman's primary research interest is the relationship between behaviour and heath, in particular the modification of lifestyle factors to enhance health and well-being.

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Associate Professor Scott Brown

Mathematical psychology

Associate Professor Scott Brown's reasearch focusses on applying mathematical modelling techniques to the understanding of higher-order cognitive processes (mostly memory and decision-making).

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Dr Juanita Todd

Psychology

Dr Juanita Todd's studies into auditory brain responses could lead to earlier diagnosis and improved treatment of schizophrenia.

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Professor Andrew Heathcote

Psychology

A cognitive scientist who uses mathematics and computing as a way of studying and exploring the human mind, Andrew's latest work is at the cutting edge of international research on rapid choice.

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Dr Mark Rubin

Social psychology

Dr Mark Rubin's research focuses on social group processes, including social identity, stereotyping, prejudice, and social exclusion.

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Wollotuka Institute

Professor John Maynard

Indigenous History

Professor John Maynard's journey began with a desire to piece together a family history and has now seen him become one of the world's most prolific and respected voices on Indigenous history.

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