College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing
A message from our College PVC
Welcome to the College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing – an innovative, research-intensive centre of education excellence.
Our research strengths
A new way to care for pets with cancer
In an Australian first, University of Newcastle researcher Dr Yolanda Surjan is leading a cancer treatment revolution for animals and their owners.
Tackling suicide rates in rural and remote Australia
People in rural and remote Australia are 50 percent more likely to die by suicide than those living in our major cities. University of Newcastle experts are developing tailored intervention programs designed to change that.
COVID-19: Mobilising expertise for impact
In the face of a global pandemic, University of Newcastle experts team up with health and industry partners to create solutions for its communities.
Flu tracking system captures COVID-19 impact
One of the largest crowd-sourced public health surveillance systems in the world, known for detecting the spread of influenza, has revealed the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted the 2020 flu season.
Patients should get COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce death risk: study
An international research study has found that surgery dramatically increases the risk of death from COVID-19, recommending that all non-emergency surgery patients be vaccinated while awaiting procedures.
Research shows possible link between number of fast-food outlets and heart attacks
Researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health (HNE Health) have found that for each new fast-food outlet the number of heart attacks per 100,000 people went up by four.
Modest, sustainable changes proven key to beating childhood obesity
An international study of weight management interventions for children above a healthy weight range or living with obesity has identified personalised, nutrition-led guidance is an effective strategy to achieve long term dietary changes.
Call for aged care focus on domestic violence
Australian researchers have called for additional services for survivors of intimate partner violence – warning those who have these experiences are more vulnerable to elder abuse.
Digital tool to dial back COVID-19 anxiety, depression and alcohol use
With more than a third of Australians now drinking alcohol daily, compared to 6 per cent pre-COVID-19, researchers are developing a digital tool to help communities manage the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.
Join Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of Resilience NSW, and Lord Mayor Cr Nuatali Nelmes and their panel of experts as they discuss sustainable development issues, design and policy directions both within our direct communities and in our neighbouring regions - locally and globally.
2021 Career Advisers Admissions Webinar
Sam Doherty, the senior manager of Admissions, will be running a live University of Newcastle admissions 101 / update webinar.
2021 Career Advisers New Degree Update Webinar
Hear from our specialist academics on new degrees available in 2021 including the Bachelor of Criminology and Bachelor of Data Science.
2021 Parent info session: Year 10 subject selection
Join to learn about the subject selection process and study options from student ambassadors at the University of Newcastle.
Our new College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing replaces the
Faculty of Health and Medicine.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.