The University of Newcastle, Australia

March 2017

News • 31 Mar 2017

Participants wanted for asthma study

Researchers from the University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre for Healthy Lungs are undertaking a study into inflammation in asthma.

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Current Staff • 31 Mar 2017

ABC Lateline: Unique program gives students a new path to university

Anyone from UON watching ABC's Lateline of Thursday 30 March would have seen the familiar face of Professor John Fischetti,  Head of School of Education as part of a piece on Big Picture Education Australia, featuring students from their Cooks Hill Campus.

News • 31 Mar 2017

Launch of Global Impact Cluster for Energy, Resources, Food and Water

A new Global Impact Cluster for Energy, Resources, Food and Water (GIC ERFW) aimed at accelerating innovation has been launched at the University of Newcastle (UON).

News • 30 Mar 2017

World-first SMS program combats mental health risks among new dads

Nothing compares to the joy of becoming a dad for the first time, but the transition to fatherhood is a high-risk period of mental distress for men.

News • 29 Mar 2017

Leading respiratory nursing researcher awarded TSANZ Fellowship

Professor Vanessa McDonald is the first and only nurse to have been awarded the title of Fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (FThorSoc) for her excellence in respiratory health research.

News • 29 Mar 2017

Respiratory leader awarded TSANZ Fellowship

Professor Phil Hansbro has been awarded the title of Fellow of Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (FThorSoc) in recognition of his expertise and experience in respiratory research.

News • 29 Mar 2017

TSANZ Fellowship awarded to respiratory research leader

Conjoint Professor Peter Wark has been awarded the title of Fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (FThorSoc) for excellence in respiratory health research.

News • 29 Mar 2017

Making amends: art on Cockatoo Island

A Fine Art PhD Candidate at the University of Newcastle aims to right the wrongs of history with an exhibition at the former gaol on Cockatoo Island.

Current Staff • 29 Mar 2017

Are you engaged?

Being connected to our colleagues, the organisation and what is going on around us is an increasingly important aspect of our working life. Engagement has proven links to innovation and is critically important when a workforce is impacted by change. It shows a direct correlation to performance and personal well-being.

Community and Alumni • 28 Mar 2017

TEDx Speech by BEnvOHS Graduate

"Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a work-related accident..." In his talk, Mr. Shah Mohammad Saidur Rahman discussed about the importance of occupation safety. He emphasised that a small investment on safety now, will prevent future disasters.

Sam Evans, David Bradney & Phil Clausen

• 27 Mar 2017

Sawfish exposed as the ultimate stealth hunter

Researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) have solved the ancient mystery surrounding the stealth feeding habits of the critically endangered sawfish, findings that are likely to have a significant impact on their future survival.