The University of Newcastle, Australia

UON ranked in the world's top 100 for Education

The University of Newcastle’s education discipline has ranked in the top 100 in the world by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

The ability to shape young minds is a powerful gift. Our School of Education is among some of the best in the world and with guidance from our experienced education professionals, our students and future teachers have the ability to change lives.

With a number of different pathways available, your journey to new is varied. Studies in education can be focused on Early Childhood Teaching, Primary Teaching, Secondary Teaching, or through an MPhil or PhD in Education. Addressing the world’s greatest challenges and developing new ways of teaching might be daunting to some, but thanks to our world-class education researchers and academics, we are ready for new. And you can be, too.

Professor Philip Morgan

Professor Philip Morgan, School of Education

Professor Philip Morgan, Co-Director, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition

Education researchers at the University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition are leading the fight against obesity by developing innovative education programs that are making real differences to the waistlines and lives of their participants.

An internationally-renowned obesity expert for men, Professor Philip Morgan, believes that it is the children that can help their fathers become healthier. Through a suite of innovative programs, he is proving that a family approach to fitness is key to tackling one of the world’s major public health epidemics – obesity.

His high-profile programs include the men’s online weight-loss program SHED-IT (Self-Help, Exercise and Diet Using Information Technology), Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids which encourages overweight fathers to be healthy role models for their children, and Workplace POWER (Preventing Obesity Without Eating Like a Rabbit), which targets overweight male shift workers.Professor Morgan has achieved significant success with programs promoting weight loss, healthy eating and exercise, by recognising the importance of tailoring health messages for specific demographic sub-groups.

Professor Morgan has been recognised for his dedication to addressing obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles – receiving 27 academic awards including nine national and international research excellence awards.

If you are interested in making a difference in world health through education, or looking to shape the minds of future generations, our team of education professionals can help to lead you on your way.

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