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Institutes, Centres, and Groups

Priority Research Centre

Physical Activity and Nutrition

Physical Activity and Nutrition

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.

Teachers & Teaching Priority Research Centre

Teachers & Teaching Priority Research Centre

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

Centre for Early Modern Studies

Centre for Early Modern Studies

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 and Regional Prospects Research Network

Alternative Futures and Regional Prospects Research Network

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.

Centre for 21st Century Humanities

Centre for 21st Century Humanities

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

Comparative and International Education

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.

Communication and Media Research

Communication and Media Research

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.

Creative Arts Research

Creative Arts Research

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.

Detective Fiction on the Move

Detective Fiction on the Move

The Detective Fiction on the Move Network at the University of Newcastle, Australia, aims to correct an enduring prejudice regarding detective fiction, namely that it is a static genre stifled by conventions and rules and consequently lacking the sophistication of literary fiction.
Digital Identity, Curation and Education (DICE)

Digital Identity, Curation and Education (DICE)

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

ELDTA Linguistics Research Program

ELDTA Linguistics Research Program

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.

Early Modern Women Research Network

Early Modern Women Research Network

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'.

Global Newcastle Research Network

Global Newcastle Research Network

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.

Historical Experience | Representation | Media | Education | Society

Historical Experience | Representation | Media | Education | Society

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 Violence

History of Violence

The Centre for the History 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.

Hunter Creative Industries and Technology

Hunter Creative Industries and Technology

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.

Literary and Linguistic Computing

Literary and Linguistic Computing

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.

Newcastle Youth Studies Group

Newcastle Youth Studies Group

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

Natural History Illustration

Natural History Illustration

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 Interdisciplinary Research Network

SMARTDESIGN Interdisciplinary Research Network

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.

Social Research and Regional Futures

Social Research and Regional Futures

The Centre for Social Research and Regional Futures (CSRRF) provides innovative research services and new social perspectives to benefit industry, the community and government.

Social Work

Social Work

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

The Society, Health and Disability Research Group

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.

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology

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 - SORTI

Study 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 Network

Wine Studies Research Network

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.

Torres Strait Islander sacred music

Torres Strait Islander sacred music

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.