The University of Newcastle, Australia

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News

Sr Heather Douglas

News • 22 Oct 2020

Am I a fraud? Imposter feelings in elite Olympic level coaching

How do gender stereotypes create imposter feelings that halt the progression of women to elite coaching roles?

Activate Study - Frini Karayanidis

News • 12 Oct 2020

ACTIVate Study

Prof Frini Karayanidis leads the UON team in the Functional Neuroimaging Lab that runs the ACTIVate Study. This is a joint project with the University of South Australia, Flinders University, University of Adelaide and University of Illinois, USA.

Australian Researchers text

News • 1 Oct 2020

Our researchers recognised in The Australian’s Research 2020 magazine

The Australian's Research 2020 magazine paid tribute to several University of Newcastle researchers for their track record of excellence and contribution to their fields.

Associate Professor Anthony Kiem

News • 23 Sep 2020

The University's Centre for Water, Climate and Land will partner with Japan’s Space Agency JAXA in an Australian first for Climate Research

Led by Associate Professor Anthony Kiem from the School of Environmental and Life Sciences, this research will help better detect the beginning, end, spatial coverage, and intensity of droughts in Australia. This is a necessary first step in the development of adaptation strategies that reduce the economic, environmental, and social costs of droughts.

Image of Dr Andrew Magee with beach behind him

News • 22 Sep 2020

New outlook model indicates average to above average tropical cyclone activity and risk for Australia

Tropical cyclones have long been considered the most devastating weather phenomena to affect Australia.

News • 22 Sep 2020

Lecture: Climate Change in Challenging Times

Join Professor Paul Dastoor and an expert panel as they explore the environmental reprieve that was one of the unexpected early outcomes of COVID-19.

Next Generation of Researchers Target Better Treatments for Childhood Cancer

News • 14 Sep 2020

Next generation of researchers target better treatments for childhood cancer

The Isabella and Marcus Foundation passionately and tirelessly raises funds to support research into one of the most aggressive childhood cancers. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a devastating paediatric brain tumour that kills more children than any other disease. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and less that 1% survive for 5 years. For promising young University of Newcastle researcher Evie Jackson the hope to change that is what drives her forward every day.

Inspiring Communities Through SMART Programs

News • 14 Sep 2020

Inspiring Communities Through SMART Programs

The SMART community engagement program with the know-how to inspire, inform and involve young people in STEM. For 21 years, the University has been opening young people’s minds to the questions and curiosities of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program is (STEM) through its ground-breaking SMART (Science, Maths and Real Technology) program.

BIOMES Mandala - Featuring 9 stunning images of local biodiversity, 8 threatened, and one not yet threatened. Which is which? What is common today might be threatened tomorrow? How do we think about common species in the landscape. Created by Rachel Klyve

News • 4 Sep 2020

Taking conservation to the community through art

An exciting new event is taking the science of conservation out of the lab and into the community, using the power of art.

Salim momtaz

News • 4 Sep 2020

Researcher weighs in on flood management in Bangladesh

Associate Professor Salim Momtaz, from the School of Environmental and Life Sciences has been interviewed by the most circulated Bangla newspaper in Bangladesh - Prothom Alo - on the ongoing flood in Bangladesh. ​

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Events

RA-Open Access Week

Event • 19 Oct 2020 from 11:30am - 1:00pm

Plan, Archive and Publish your Data - Data Management Dashboard Launch

Join this session to learn how to develop a Data Management Plan; create a data record in compliance with the Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research; and publish your data to meet your funding or publishing requirements.

Pitching workshop

Event • 19 Oct 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Grand Challenge Workshop: How to Pitch an Idea

At this workshop you'll learn the three elements of communication, how to build a compelling pitch and how to overcome nerves.

RA GAP

Event • 20 Oct 2020 from 10:30am - 11:30am

Grant Accelerator Program: How to Structure an Argument

Join this session to learn how to craft a captivating project description and structure an argument as part of your grant application

RA-Open Access Week

Event • 20 Oct 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Know your Rights – Copyright, Creative Commons and Open Access

Find out how to identify publishers that let you retain your author rights; apply Creative Commons licences to your work; or negotiate your rights using an author addendum to the standard publishing agreement.

Cheryl Gledill

Event • 21 Oct 2020 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Startup Stories - Cheryl Gledhill

Join us for Startup Stories and hear from Cheryl as she shares her experience of helping founders find insightful solutions.

RA-Open Access Week

Event • 21 Oct 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Access Health Check – How Green is Your Research?

An introduction to online tools for finding open access research; analysing your open access citation patterns; and looking at your open access footprint.

RA-Open Access Week

Event • 22 Oct 2020 from 10:00am - 11:00am

Which Open Access Journal?

Learn how to identify credible, relevant and high impact open access journals to publish in.

RA-Open Access Week

Event • 22 Oct 2020 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Connecting up open data via Wikidata: Workshop presented by Thomas Shafee

Find out how you can increase the impact of your research by linking your peer reviewed open access papers to Wikipedia entries in your field.

Building a Team

Event • 28 Oct 2020 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Dots Virtually - Building a Team

Hear from founders throughout the region as we dive into how to build a high powered team.

Academic Careers Panel

Event • 5 Nov 2020 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Academic Careers Panel: Preparing for a Successful Academic Career

Practical advice, top tips and recommendations on how to maximise your chances of thriving in an academic career.

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