Institutes, Centres, and Groups
Priority Research Centre
The Priority Research 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.
The Teachers and Teaching Priority Research Centre 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.
Centres, Networks and Groups
The Centre for Early Modern Studies brings together a new group of scholars specialising in research on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with a concentration of expertise in the literature of Renaissance England, France and North America.
Alternative Futures Network a world-first collaboration that studies and promotes alternative modes of development beyond Carbon, Capital, and (extracted) Commodities with a focus on the prospects of urban development in Australian regional areas, particularly Hunter Region.
The Centre for 21st Century Humanities is focussed on three key themes of e-research, impact, and crossing disciplines. Our vision is that by 2020 the University of Newcastle will be known for a significant concentration of excellence in the humanities to complement its distinction in science, engineering and medicine.
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.
Many of the professions linked to communication and media are in a state of flux globally. We are facing a period of sustained digital change that is already providing fertile ground for research opportunities. Our researchers work in the School of Creative Industries.
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.
Digital Identity, Curation and Education (DICE) is a network of scholars interested in digital identity, digital footprint, curation of online presence, and serious games for learning
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.
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'.
The Global Newcastle Research Network investigates Newcastle and its identity in the wider world, in the region, and in the city itself. Within it, historians, librarians, and cultural researchers are aiming to find out what makes Newcastle tick in the present, based on its rich past and heritage.
The Centre for the Study of Violence is a world-first collaboration that applies new historical knowledge to advance humanity's understanding of violence. Members of the Centre explore 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 Hunter Creative Industries and Technology Centre (HCIT) provides a gateway into the University's knowledge community of creative thinkers and innovators. Working collaboratively with national and international business and knowledge communities, the Centre will address the creative, research and business opportunities of future. The Mission of the Hunter Creative Industries and Technology centre is to develop research knowledge and innovation within national and international scholarly communities.
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
The Natural History Illustration Research Group is focused on the visual documentation and interpretation of the natural world. Using a range of traditional and digital-media techniques, our research is integral to the scientific and artistic communication of ideas and information in a contemporary transdisciplinary framework.
SMARTDESIGN is a network of interdisciplinary scholars from Design, IT and Health that is taking a user centred co-design approach to developing and testing mobile health interventions to meet the rapidly changing health needs of Australians. Our objectives are to design mobile health applications for patients and their caregivers to have greater self-management over their health conditions and enabling adherence to medical advice and treatments.
The Centre for Social Research and Regional Futures (CSRRF) provides innovative research services and new social perspectives to benefit industry, the community and government.
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 Society, Health and Disability Research Group brings new and established approaches from the Humanities and Social Sciences to the study of health and disability.
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.
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.
The Wine Network includes scholars from history, social science, business and tourism. The University of Newcastle is the only Australian university actively undertaking interdisciplinary wine studies research in humanities and social science.
The Faculty of Education and Arts Strategic Network: Torres Strait Islander sacred music: protection, cultivation and revitalisation, work to protect, cultivate and revitalise Torres Strait Islander (TSI) music and musical practices in close collaboration with representatives from the TSI community.