Highlights Archive

Australia Sets the Standard in Stroke Treatment and Care

6th September 2017
Australian stroke patients are set to receive the latest and world's best stroke treatment and care following the launch of the new Clincal Guidelines for Stroke Management at Parliment House.  The School of Health Sciences, Associate Professor Coralie English was co-chair of the Content Development working group, overseeing the project.

UON Research Accelerates Into the Spotlight

1st September 2017
Seven University of Newcastle teams will soon get the chance to validate their research and test whether there are real world applications for their ideas.  This includes School of Health Sciences "Eat.Be" team, Dr Megan Rollo, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows and Dr Marc Adam.

PhD Scholarship - HAMI Study: Hamstring and Adductor Myotendinous Injury Risk Factors in Basketball

11th August 2017
A PhD scholarship is available for a student to investigate a musculoskeletal modeling study for myotendinous injuries in basketball players under the supervision of Dr Suzi Edwards and others.

White coffee and meringues - Prof Clare Collins on the foamy science of proteins

12th July 2017
What makes white coffee so foamy and delicious? What gives that delightful crunch when you bite into a perfect meringue? Scientifically speaking they're both made of the same stuff, protein.  School of Health Sciences, Professor Clare Collins, takes us on a journey to find the perfect foam for coffee and the prime meringue making conditions. There is science behind our recipes and with these tips you will do better. Dr Karl and Prof Collins are here to help.

New app-roach to carbs for pregnant women

29th June 2017
A new nutrition study by School of Health Sciences PhD Student, Hannah Brown, is aiming to help pregnant women beat confusion related to how much carbohydrate they should eat.

Autism project to help connect families

23rd May 2017
Thanks to the success of the 2017 Gastronomic Lunch, HMRI/University of Newcastle, School of Health Sciences, autism researcher Assoc Professor Alison Lane will now aim to customise the ALERT autism intervention to find those children and families most likely to benefit.

Ensuring Australian women are innovators of the future

16th May 2017
Successful female visionaries from the University of Newcastle (UON) will share their experience navigating a career in innovation at the 2017 Women in Innovation event next week. An expert panel, including Dr Yolanda Surjan, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and CSIRO’s Breakout Female Scientist, are set to provoke debate around ‘The Sponsorship Effect’.

Phd scholarship: factors contributing to low bone mass in young women

9th May 2017
A PhD scholarship opportunity is available for a student to study factors contributing to low bone mass in young women, under the supervision of Dr Daphne James.

PhD Scholarship: Cardiovascular disease prevention for women with a history of pre-eclampsia

9th May
A PhD scholarship opportunity is available within the School of Health Science and HMRI for a student to study cardiovascular disease prevention for women with a history of pre-eclampsia, under the supervision of  Dr Melinda Hutchesson.

Prestigious Scholarship to Help Newcastle Academics Further Global Research into Trauma

5th April 2017
ABC Newcastle: Two researchers from the University of Newcastle have received prestigious international scholarships to further their studies into difference types of trauma. The School of Health Sciences Associate Professor Peter Stanwell, will travel to Boston to study how the brain is impacted by trauma.

World-First SMS Program Combats Mental Health Risks Among New Dads 

30th March 2017
Nothing compares to the joy of becoming a dad for the first time, but the transition to fatherhood is a high-risk period of mental distress for men.

UON's Early Career Researchers Awarded

13th March 2017
Congratulations to the 24 outstanding recipients of UON's Research Advantage Early Career Researcher Scholarships, including the School of Health Science's, Dr Yolanda Surjan.

Cancer Treatment for Animals on the Research Fast-Track

Yolanda's Team

9th December 2016

A team of UON researchers is one step closer to having their research innovation delivered through a national acceleration program.

Dr Yolanda Surjan’s RadVet team is one of 10 teams selected for ON Accelertate3 – the third stage of the national sci-tech accelerator “ON, Powered by CSIRO”.

Veterans Mental Health Program Receives Grant

veteran's mental health

14th November 2016

University of Newcastle researchers from the Centre for Resources Health and Safety, including Associate Professor Carole James from the School of Health Sciences, have successfully received a grant from the Defence Health Foundation to the value of $123, 068 over two years.

How Are Dietary Intakes Measured?

Fruit and Veg

12th October 2016

A team of UON researchers, led by Professor Clare Collins, is collaborating with national and international experts in order to improve the understanding of how dietary intake is measured and assessed amongst Australian researcher and health practitioners.

UON on the Conversation

20th September 2016

If you love me, don't feed me bacon. Read more

By Professor Clare Collins

Mental Health Journey A Sensory Experience

bliss cavanagh 11th August 2016

Bliss Cavanagh is a PhD Candidate in the School of Health Sciences who's been seleced as a Young Social Pioneer by the Foundation of Young Australians.

What is the Science Behind the Paleo Diet?

dr karl paleo 28th July 2016

If you missed Professor Clare Collins and Dr Karl Kruszelnicki talking about the paleo diet, veganism and flatulence on triple j last week, you can listen back here: Same food different farts, is Paleo valid, should I go Vegan

health fair

Nutrition and Physical Activity Fair

Wednesday 18th May 11am - 2pm

Location: Brennan Room

Contact: Diane.Bunch@newcastle.edu.au

Excellence in Innovation Awards

innovation awards

22nd November 2016

Newcastle Innovation hosted their annual awards ceremony at Merewether Surfhouse. The inaugural Chancellor’s Award for Innovation was presented to Dr Yolanda Surjan, from the School of Health Sciences whose research investigates the translation of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) to veterinary practice.

Virtual Reality to Help Assess Neck Pain

Neck pain study

28th October 2016

UON researchers will tap into virtual reality technology to better understand neck pain and are calling for participants in a new study. For more information contact Rutger de Zoete on 0432 218 486 or email rutger.dezoete@newcastle.edu.au.

UON Researcher NSW Young Tall Poppy of the Year

Tracy Tall Poppy

30th September 2016

Dr Tracy Burrows was awarded the prestigious title of NSW Young Tall Poppy of the year at the 2016 award ceremony at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum.

UON Teams to Accelerate Their Research Into Practice


22nd September 2016

Three University of Newcastle teams will successfully test their research and ideas with CSIRO's On-Prime Pre-accelerator program.  This includes Dr Yolanda Surjan's team project - BrachVet: from human to horse.

PhD Scholarship - Advancing Occupational Health and Safety Management

OH and S

6th September 2016

Early Career Research (ECR) Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Scholarship in Advancing Occupational Health and Safety Management under the supervision of Dr Manikam Pillay.

ABC News: World-first study looking at sedentary lifestyles of stroke patients

Dr Coralie English

2nd August 2016

Associate Professor Coralie English of the School of Health Sciences is leading a team of UON researchers who are investigating the health effects of a sedentary lifestyle on stroke patients.

Professor Clare Collins

Podcast: Zero carb diets, veganism, skipping breakfast

Lee Ashton

HEYMAN: It's a tailored lifestyle study for young men