With internationally renowned researchers and University centres, the Faculty of Business and Law produces world-class research in all our areas of activity.

The Faculty strives to assist business and society to create sustainable enterprises and communities. We welcome the opportunity to pursue new and innovative research with commercial and public sector organisations.

Faculty centres and groups

University centres

Hunter Research Foundation Centre

The Hunter Research Foundation Centre (HRFC) is a multi-disciplinary research centre focused on building economic and social strength in cities and regions undergoing profound change. Leading researchers work with industry, government and the community to provide socio-economic research and analysis across sectors including health, engineering, energy and the environment. The Centre is the result of a partnership forged between the long-standing Hunter Research Foundation and Newcastle’s world-class university.

Faculty groups

Asset Pricing and Corporate Governance Studies

The Centre of Asset Pricing and Corporate Governance Studies is a collaborative research group that consists of academics from the University of Newcastle and internationally-recognised academics at other Australian and overseas institutions.

Complaints Management ROI

The Complaints Management Return on Investment (ROI) Research Group is an interdisciplinary team of University of Newcastle researchers whose goal is to improve customer complaint management practice.

Workshop on Institutions and Socio-Economic Development

Focusing on Institutional Design, Change, and Diversity and Socio-Economic Development, The Workshop on Institutions and Socio-economic Development (WISED) is an interdisciplinary research forum designed to contribute to a better understanding of socio-economic development and factors that impede the latter.

PhD and Research Masters

Through partnerships with international universities, leading roles in international professional and academic societies, and work with industry, the Faculty of Business and Law’s research has global reach and impact.

In collaboration with our external partners and stakeholders, the Faculty creates new knowledge, prepares our students for global citizenship, and contributes to the economic, social and political progress of Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

A candidate for a PhD or Research Masters is welcomed into the Faculty research teams and trained by experienced academics.

PhD and Research Masters opportunities in our Schools

Learn more About PhD and research masters

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.