Faculty research overview

With over 300 researchers, 360 research higher degree students, and state-of-the-art facilities, the Faculty of Health and Medicine is the leading earner of research income at the University of Newcastle and prides itself on its ability to deliver world-class research and innovation.

Our research is multidisciplinary and collaborative, and complements our integrated undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in medicine, public health, health sciences, biomedical sciences, pharmacy, nursing and midwifery.

Excellence in research

Excellence in research

The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative is an evaluation of research quality in Universities by the Australian government. It is administered by the Australian Research Council (ARC), covers 5 years of research and principally judges the quality of research publications.

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Global research recognition

As one of Australia's top 10 research universities, the University of Newcastle continues to be recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in medical and health science research. Our researchers are not only recognised as leaders in their field, but they are also acknowledged with international awards, invitations and positions on expert panels and boards.


Working with the community

Our research success is due to our direct access to health organisations and the community through the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), which has been a pioneer in coordinating health research between the University and government health services throughout the Hunter region.

Building on our research strengths

Our faculty is the major contributor to eleven of the University's eighteen Priority Research Centres, which are a strategic initiative to focus the University's resources into areas of existing and potential research strengths. We also have a number of school specific research groups.