The University of Newcastle, Australia

New Professors Talk public lectures are a chance for the community to hear firsthand from UON's world-leading researchers and subject-matter experts speaking on topics that affect us all.

Upcoming Events

Future-proofing Youth Health

Thursday 27 September 2018 - The Conservatorium

Mass gatherings of young people, such as outdoor music festivals and Schoolies Week, are key sites for serious public health issues including excessive alcohol consumption and drug use.

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Past Events

Why Cyber Security matters to everyone

Wednesday 29 November 2017 - I2N Hub Williamtown

Cyberspace continues to transform the way we live and do business. Securing cyberspace has become a critical need in the 21st century to enable people, enterprises and governments to interact and conduct their business.

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25 ways to spot an expert

Thursday 12 October 2017 - The Conservatorium

How can you tell who is really an expert? We cannot readily test them as they know more than we do. Awaiting the outcome of their advice may take days, months, or years; would you wait for five years to determine whether your dentist is effective?

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A bright, green future for the Hunter

Thursday 14 September 2017 - The Conservatorium

As it transitions from coal fired power, it can be argued that the Hunter region could become the national model for transition to a sustainable green economy with food, energy, water and climate at its heart.

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Technology and social change

Thursday 13 July 2017 - The Conservatorium

Humans are more socially, economically, politically and technologically interdependent than at any time in history and yet inequality, instability and unsustainability remain.

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We breathe what we eat

Thursday 15 June 2017 - The Conservatorium

Prof Wood is a Registered Nutritionist and Nutritional Biochemist, whose research focuses on investigating nutritional approaches to managing respiratory disease, with a particular interest in asthma.

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New drugs from old bugs

Thursday 11 May 2017 - The Conservatorium

One of the greatest challenges in medicine is the provision of new antibiotics in the face of increasing resistance. One solution may prove to be natural product biosynthetic engineering to create unnatural antibiotics, antivirals, and immunosuppressants.

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