The School of Health Sciences research component is rapidly growing with a focus on collaborative research.

School research

The School of Health Sciences research strives to solve both local and global health problems facing individuals, families and communities.  Our staff produce world reaching research in their own disciplines, as well as contributing to multi-discipline research in a wide range of research settings.  Our research students are supervised by staff who are at the forefront of their professional discipline, and who are recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of their research.

Our research seeks to make a difference in the lives of people requiring support and care to achieve a better quality of life.  The diversity of the school's research interests are described under the section headed Our Research Strengths.

Our Health Sciences Research was rated as a 4, "Above World Standards" in the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2015 National Report", while our research in Nutrition and Dietetics, and Oncology and Carcinogenesis contributed to these fields being recognised as a 5, "Well Above World Standards".


Research Highlights

Listed below are the latest research projects and highlights conducted by our staff.

Yolanda Surjan
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, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and CSIRO’s Breakout Female Scientist, are set to provoke debate around ‘The Sponsorship Effect’.

A Spanish Collaboration Leads to App Development

6th April 2017
Dr Andrea Coda from the School of Health Sciences has collaborated on designing a new app that evaluates pain progression in children and adults.


Research Highlights Archive


PhD and Research Masters

PhD and Research Masters

Our school is committed to ongoing support of research degree candidates. We provide a high standard of research supervision in addition to material resources including financial support, laptop computers, office space and equipment, and writing and presentation skills workshops.


Centres and Groups

Research Centres and Groups

Our school is associated with a number of research centres and groups across the University and community.


Collaborators in Research

Collaborators in Research

The School of Health Sciences has a collaborative approach to research, covering a diverse range of themes such as stroke recovery, diagnosing breast cancer and occupational rehabilitation.