The University of Newcastle, Australia

October 2016

Faculty of Education and Arts • 28 Oct 2016

UON researcher plays leading role in ground-breaking new Shakespeare edition

Professor Hugh Craig, Director of the Centre for 21st Century Humanities, is part of a team of leading Shakespeare scholars to contribute to the first edition of Shakespeare’s Complete Works to identify Christopher Marlowe as co-author.

News • 28 Oct 2016

Virtual reality to help assess neck pain

UON researchers will tap into virtual reality technology to better understand neck pain and are calling for participants in a new study.

Rohith Thota

Faculty of Health and Medicine • 28 Oct 2016

Heart Health Study recruiting people with Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) and John Hunter Hospital are looking for volunteers to take part in a clinical trial which will examine use of curcumin and/or omega-3 fats for lowering cardiovascular disease risk in people with type 2 diabetes.

Associate Professor Mark Baker

News • 27 Oct 2016

UON researchers awarded $5.6 million health and medical funding

The University of Newcastle (UON) has been awarded more than $5.6 million by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) today to explore innovative new areas to understand and benefit Australia’s public health.

News • 27 Oct 2016

UON awarded over $5.6 million in NHMRC funding

The University of Newcastle (UON) is delighted to announce the following successful researchers in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council funding. With the help of this funding, our researchers aim to tackle a range of health-related issues that impact our communities.

News • 25 Oct 2016

Helping our Central Coast kids achieve their educational goals

A forum aimed at helping to bridge the regional skills gap by increasing equity in education will be held on the Central Coast at the end of October.

News • 24 Oct 2016

Outstanding alumni acknowledged for their work shaping the future

Nine exceptional University of Newcastle (UON) alumni have been recognised for their groundbreaking work in the fields of professional excellence, scientific discovery, community service and leadership at this year’s Alumni Awards.

News • 21 Oct 2016

$2.2 million grant for quit-smoking trial helping pregnant Aboriginal mums

Aboriginal communities across Australia will benefit from a $2.26 million national grant awarded to University of Newcastle (UON) public health researchers for a culturally competent smoking cessation program focused on the health and wellbeing of pregnant Aboriginal women.

Unexpected partnerships in engineering and biomedicine

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment • 20 Oct 2016

Unexpected partnerships in engineering and biomedicine

Engineers are leading the way in finding surprising solutions to complex problems using interdisciplinary thinking.

Faculty of Education and Arts • 20 Oct 2016

Congratulations to FEDUA's HEPPP grant awardees

FEDUA researchers from the School of Education and the nascent School of Creative Industries who have been awarded competitive Federal Government funding in the 2016 Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme (HEPPP) National Priorities Pool round announced this week. The two FEDUA-led projects are responsible for more than 50% of the total funding awarded to UON.

Faculty of Science • 19 Oct 2016

Jacqueline Bailey to Present at World’s Largest Modelling, Simulation and Training Conference

It would appear that first time was a charm for recent Bachelor of Information Technology (First Class Honours) graduate, Jacqueline Bailey (pictured). Jacqueline was awarded the best research paper prize at premier national technology, academia and industry collaboration event, the Australasian Simulation Congress, which was held in Melbourne from September 26th to 29th.

SFC survey

Current Students • 18 Oct 2016

Semester 2 SFC Now Open

At UON, we want to make your university experience the best it can possibly be. Student Feedback on Courses (SFC) provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your experiences in the courses you are undertaking this term, what you love and what we can improve on.