College of Human and Social Futures
A message from our College PVC
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our College of Human and Social Futures. Across the Newcastle Law School, Newcastle Business School and the Schools of Creative Industries, Education, and Humanities and Social Science, our College is uniquely situated to provide world-class teaching, research and impact to the regions we serve nationally and around the world.
Our research strength
Healthy Dads Healthy Kids
A world-first healthy lifestyle program targeting fathers has been transforming the health of men and their families in the Hunter region for nearly a decade. Now it’s going global.
Transforming quality teaching to improve student outcomes
University of Newcastle education researchers have transformed teaching practices and student outcomes in more than 2,500 schools – and they’re just getting started.
Australia's Frontier Violence Exposed
Researchers have created a world-first digital map to expose massacres on Australia’s Colonial Frontier.
Forever Country: Writing a new history of Australia inspired by artefacts at the National Museum of Australia
Senior Lecturer in History and affiliate of the Purai Global Indigenous History Centreat the University of Newcastle, Dr McIntyre, was awarded a 2021 NMA Fellowship to work with key curators of national heritage from this internationally significant institution as part of the research for her new bo
Women in Research Fellows 2022
The office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation is delighted to announce the 2022 Research Advantage Women in Research Fellows. The Selection Review Committee have chosen 13 new Fellows from an extremely strong field across the three colleges.
Name. Narrate. Navigate. A new way to combat youth violence
A significant funding boost will expand learnings from the Name.Narrate.Navigate (NNN) pilot program – a preventive-intervention program developed to address the significant, yet underserviced, issue of youth violence.
Start It Up Pitch Competition winners announced
The University's 2021 Start It Up Pitch Competition took place online on Tuesday last week and saw five entrepreneurial student finalist pitch to a panel of esteemed judges.
Partnering towards a brighter journey ahead
The Guyati, Garraka wa Witing Speech Pathology Project is a ground-breaking program to address the critical shortage of speech pathology services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in rural NSW.
University of Newcastle’s webinar series “Reimagining Quality of Life Post-COVID” reached its highest popularity
University of Newcastle’s webinar series “Reimagining Quality of Life Post-COVID” reached its highest popularity in ‘Social Sciences Week 2021 ‘by hosting three world-renowned intellectuals: Noam Chomsky, Ariel Salleh and Gar Alperovitz
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.