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Professor Lyndall Ryan with the map of Australia showing the colonial massacres

News • 18 Nov 2019

True extent of colonial frontier massacres revealed as new sites added to interactive map

The true extent of massacres on the colonial frontier of Australia has been revealed by researchers at the University of Newcastle. Around 97 per cent of people killed in these massacres were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

News • 15 Nov 2019

Free legal clinic to support community’s vulnerable older people

Some of the most vulnerable people in our society – older people – are benefiting from a new free community legal service established by Newcastle Law School in Newcastle and Gosford.

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin and Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky AO

News • 14 Nov 2019

Mental health leader hailed on Hunter research’s night of nights

Nationally renowned mental health trailblazer Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin was named the 2019 Researcher of the Year at tonight’s annual HMRI Awards Night, capping a stellar evening in which over $10 million in grant funding was announced or acknowledged.

Standing L-R: Dr. Heather Douglas, Dr. Andrea Griffin, Dr. Debra Donnelly, Dr. Hedda Askland, Dr. Tamara Young & Dr. Laura Luo Seated L-R: Dr. Renee Goreham, Prof. Frances Kay-Lambkin, Dr. Helen English & Dr. Sally Hunt Absent: Dr Peta Tehan

News • 14 Nov 2019

Investment to support female researchers

Ten promising University of Newcastle researchers have received funding to support the development of their academic careers.

Prof Janet Nelson

News • 11 Nov 2019

From Idaho to Newcastle - New Deputy Vice-Chancellor announced

The University of Newcastle has today announced that research leader Professor Janet Nelson will start as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) in February next year.

Rural urban interface in the Tweed – © Selina Stillman

News • 7 Nov 2019

Farmers face unexpected challenges as they navigate modern life on the land

As drought concerns farmers across the country, new research has shown Australian farmers are facing other unexpected challenges as regional Australia continues to evolve and more people from cities escape to a life in the country.

Dr Matt Dun at the awards, presented at Parliament House

News • 6 Nov 2019

Biomedical scientist’s mission to conquer cancer recognised at NSW Premier's Awards

Dr Matt Dun was named the Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow at this year's NSW's Premier Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research.

Sam Parker

News • 6 Nov 2019

Engineering student secures John Monash scholarship

University of Newcastle engineering student, Sam Parker, will continue his ambition of combining empathy and empowerment with engineering, after receiving a prestigious John Monash Scholarship to carry out international postgraduate study in 2020.

A remotely operated vehicle underwater

News • 4 Nov 2019

New monitoring technique lets your Remotely Operated Device do the snorkelling

Researchers at the University of Newcastle and Macquarie University have found a novel way to remotely track fish in shallow water environments.

(L-R): Professor Ajayan Vinu, Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinksy AO, Chief Executive Officer of Newcastle Airport Dr Peter Cock in the nanotechnology lab

News • 1 Nov 2019

New partnership encouraging innovation and regional economic growth takes flight

The University of Newcastle and Newcastle Airport have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that seeks to maximise opportunities to establish the Hunter region as an innovation leader in aviation, Defence and aerospace-related research, education and industry.

Dr Michelle Bovill

News • 30 Oct 2019

Pre-schoolers, teens and Indigenous women the focus for heart health research funding

Three Hunter researchers will focus on helping Australians have better heart health by investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of heart disease, after securing more than $385,000 in funding from the Heart Foundation.

Professor Jennifer Martin

News • 30 Oct 2019

University of Newcastle part of ground-breaking NSW study to grow medicinal cannabis industry

The NSW Government is investing in pioneering research into the medicinal cannabis industry, with Minister for Agriculture, Adam Marshall unveiling a new $10 million study from a top-secret cannabis research facility in regional NSW, last week.