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News • 2 Dec 2022

Protecting coral reefs and extreme weather on earth and in space: $4.8m in ARC funding

Our environment and how we protect it will be a key focus for innovative researchers from the University of Newcastle, who were successful in the latest round of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects Scheme.

News • 1 Dec 2022

Researcher identifies 6,000 sperm proteins, potentially leading to a male contraceptive

A researcher has for the first time profiled 6,000 sperm proteins that could help create a non-hormonal male contraceptive - while also building on key research linking sperm health to overall men’s health.

News • 1 Dec 2022

Asthma in pregnancy toolkit rolls out to help stop flare-ups

A world first Asthma and Pregnancy Toolkit designed to improve the health of pregnant women and their babies will be rolled out across the ACT.

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News • 1 Dec 2022

Schools improve overall wellbeing with an inexpensive program that gets kids moving

Many young people’s mental health declined during the pandemic. Changing school culture to increase children’s physical activity at school helps to reverse this trend, researchers have found.

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News • 28 Nov 2022

Quality Teaching Rounds recognised for Research Impact

The University of Newcastle's Teachers and Teaching Research Centre has won the prestigious Engagement Australia 2022 Excellence Award for Outstanding Engagement for Research Impact alongside its partners the NSW Department of Education and the Paul Ramsay Foundation.

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News • 28 Nov 2022

Enterprise Bargaining Update 28 November 2022

Please attribute this statement to University of Newcastle Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Kent Anderson:The University of Newcastle has today tabled a revised offer to unions and staff representatives as it moves to finalise enterprise bargaining ahead of Christmas.

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News • 28 Nov 2022

Shipping exposure impacts marine parks and marine giants

Shipping exposure within marine parks is likely causing long-term effects to Australian marine ecosystems and its marine life, researchers have discovered.

Children's screen time and links to sleep, language and cognitive development

News • 26 Nov 2022

Preschoolers’ screen time logs link to sleep and development

Australian preschoolers’ growing screen time use, whether at day or night, is associated with poorer sleep, and poorer language and cognitive development, University of Newcastle researchers have revealed.

News • 25 Nov 2022

Researchers investigate recovery from intimate partner violence

Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and University of Newcastle researchers have discovered women who experience Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) are nearly twice as likely to suffer mental health disorders and only around 22 per cent felt fully recovered after a decade.

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News • 23 Nov 2022

University dives into new swimming Performance Hub

Elite swimmers in the region will now be able to train in Newcastle with the University of Newcastle today officially opening its new NUsport Performance Hub, created in partnership with Swimming NSW and the NSW Institute of Sport.

Schizophrenia affects around 81,000 people in NSW.

News • 23 Nov 2022

$1m to improve schizophrenia treatment

Professor Murray Cairns has been awarded $1 million in NSW Government funding to explore genetically informed precision medicine for schizophrenia using human cerebral organoids.

Professor Craig Simmons

News • 22 Nov 2022

University groundwater scientist joins Academy royalty

Globally-recognised groundwater scientist Professor Craig T. Simmons will be officially inducted into the Australian Academy of Science today.


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.