The University of Newcastle, Australia

Our Students, Alumni and Staff

2018 marks the 40th year of medicine at the University of Newcastle and the 10th anniversary of the Joint Medical Program. Medicine at the University of Newcastle would not be where it is today without the dedication and hard work of our students, alumni and staff.

Here are just a few highlights of some of those people who have made medicine at the University of Newcastle what it is today.

ALUMNA: Nicole Whiston

ALUMNA: Nicole Whiston

Following in the footsteps of her Aunty, Professor Gail Garvey, Nicole Whitson is proud to be graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine with Distinction.

Doctor-to-be Nicole Whitson paves the way for Indigenous students

STAFF: Professor Jennifer Martin

STAFF: Professor Jennifer Martin

University of Newcastle’s (UON) Professor Jennifer Martin has received $1.96 million in Cancer Council NSW research funding to develop a personalised chemotherapy dosing system for cancer patients to improve quality of life, reduce side effects and increase chance of survival.

$1.96 million to personalise cancer treatment and change patient lives

STAFF: Professor Nicholas Talley

STAFF: Professor Nicholas Talley

Global authority in neurogastroenterology and University of Newcastle (UON) Laureate Professor Nicholas Talley is Australia’s most cited academic, a new report from Google Scholar confirms.

Prof Nicholas Talley crowned Australia’s top researcher

STUDENT: Joanna Fu

STUDENT: Joanna Fu

The next generation of globally-aware and socially conscious Australian leaders are poised to embark on their life-long journey as the inaugural cohort of Ma & Morley Scholars at the University of Newcastle.

First cohort of Ma & Morley Scholars poised to change the world

STAFF: Professor Jodie Simpson

STAFF: Professor Jodie Simpson

University of Newcastle researcher Professor Jodie Simpson has been named a Fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (FThorSoc) in recognition of her pioneering expertise and experience in respiratory research.

Pioneering respiratory researcher awarded TSANZ Fellowship

ALUMNUS: Dr William Tan

ALUMNUS: Dr William Tan

After contracting polio at just two years old which left him paralysed from the waist down, Dr Tan went on to establish a distinguished career as a neuroscientist, physician and sportsman.

Volunteers prepare to blaze a trail for Indigenous education

Share your story

We would like to hear from past staff and alumni from the medical program.  If you would like to share your story please email health-events@newcastle.edu.au or contact the Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle on (02) 49216005