The University of Newcastle, Australia

August 2017

DADEE Research Team

News • 31 Aug 2017

Unique program empowering young girls

A world-first program developed at the University of Newcastle (UON) has received national recognition for enhancing the physical and mental wellbeing of young girls by engaging their fathers in positive lifestyle role modelling.

Professor Michael Roper

Faculty of Education and Arts • 31 Aug 2017

History scholar takes up visiting fellow position in Newcastle

International scholar, Professor Michael Roper, from the University of Essex, will take up a visiting fellow position with the Centre for the History of Violence in September.

• 31 Aug 2017

Hunter leader named Australia’s innovation champion

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, has announced University of Newcastle (UON) Pro Vice-Chancellor Industry Engagement & Innovation, Dr Sarah Pearson, as Australia’s Innovation Leader, representing the nation in the newly formed MIKTA Innovation Group.

Research and Innovation • 31 Aug 2017

Hunter research gets greater support

The Greater Charitable Foundation has announced its latest round of philanthropic funding, with two UON research projects achieving success.

AIMS - All Incident Management System • 31 Aug 2017

A safer UON is the AIMS

Reporting hazards and near misses to reduce injuries is now even easier with the introduction of ‘AIMS’, the new All Incident Management System, which launches today.

Community and Alumni • 30 Aug 2017

Healthy Youngsters, Healthy Dads – world first program made possible by Greater Charitable Foundation

The Greater Charitable Foundation has announced the University of Newcastle as the largest partner in its 2017 funding round.

Faculty of Education and Arts • 29 Aug 2017

Professor Haskins to take up Visiting Fellowship at Birkbeck

Member of the Centre for 21st Century Humanities and Co-Director of Purai Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre, Professor Victoria Haskins has been successful in an application for a Visiting Research Fellowship position at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.

Faculty of Education and Arts • 29 Aug 2017

Connecting the humanities with business to build commercial opportunities in Maitland

The Centre for 21st Century Humanities, Maitland City Council, and The Business Centre are working together to help build business capability in Maitland.

Research and Innovation • 28 Aug 2017

Researchers to explore disaster resilience and safe building codes

A team of UON researchers will look to explore the opportunities and challenges of compliance to safe building codes in assuring resilience in the face of disasters.

Current Staff • 28 Aug 2017

Trekkers rise to the Larapinta Challenge

UON’s Larapinta Trail Challenge trekkers have risen to the challenge of walking 65km in 5 days across stunning country in the Northern Territory. Together they raised more than $140,000 which will provide scholarships to Indigenous university students and support research into Indigenous community health issues.

News • 28 Aug 2017

A refreshing way to get more activity and better sleep

As a third of Australian adults only dream of getting a good night’s rest, University of Newcastle researchers are conducting a nationwide clinical trial designed to improve sleep quality amongst those aged 40-65.

Dr Jessica Allen with Professor Scott Donne

• 28 Aug 2017

Research fuelling development in the energy sector

Researchers at the University of Newcastle (UON) have attracted $1.6 million to develop an alternate method of generating electrical energy that is more than twice as efficient as coal-fired power stations.