Welcome to Research Directions, which showcases a year of achievement for researchers in the Faculty of Education and Arts (FEDUA) at the University of Newcastle.
This issue focuses on researchers in the early and mid-stages of their careers. Our profiles of these scholars reveal they are addressing the big questions about our society, culture, and individual identity; highlighting the progress this new generation of researchers are making towards crafting innovative solutions.
The focus of this issue is research impact – in other words – on those who benefit from the scholarship we undertake. Our researchers have made a tangible difference in the Hunter and Central Coast region by working with secondary school students and teachers, youth networks, not-for-profit organisations,
local government, allied health workers, cultural organisations, creative entrepreneurs, and people living with a disability.
This edition features both teams and individual researchers who are addressing the major issues of our age, such as violence, religious tolerance, disability, equity in education, global language loss, and obesity.
Interdisciplinary and cross-faculty research is a high priority for the Faculty of Education and Arts. Education, Humanities, Creative Arts and Social Science have vital contributions to make to scientific, health and medical research.
To realise our full potential, the Faculty has embarked on a path to maximise our research strengths. The Research Institutes strategy is part of that approach. Our major research strengths have been strategically concentrated into three Research Institutes and the Priority Research Centre for Physical Nutrition.
The Faculty of Education and Arts Impact publication is an annual report that summarises the work, activities and achievements of the Faculty
As a dynamic community of scholars, the Faculty of Education and Arts (FEDUA) aims to create and share knowledge to inspire, enrich and transform humanity, making a significant daily impact on the communities we - and our graduates - serve.
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.