The University of Newcastle, Australia

November 2017

Alumni of the University of Newcastle at the 2017 Australia China Alumni Awards

News • 29 Nov 2017

International acclaim for public health pioneer

An outstanding alumnus from the University of Newcastle has been recognised for his achievements in public health research, which has helped inform policy decisions and treatment of disease in China.

Dr Colin James, Mrs Sher Campbell and Dr Lynne McCormack

News • 28 Nov 2017

AVO app ‘Bernie’ to help address domestic violence reoffending

Researchers have developed a mobile phone application named Bernie to support defendants issued with Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs) to strengthen their positive decision-making around behaviours and emotions.

News • 28 Nov 2017

New Colombo scholars set to deepen ties in the Pacific

Six exceptional students from the University of Newcastle (UON) are set to shine in the Indo-Pacific as 2018 New Colombo Scholars under the New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship Program.

News • 27 Nov 2017

Fat cells a key suspect for endometrial cancer in obese women

An underlying mechanism linking obesity with the development of endometrial cancer has, for the first time, been demonstrated by a Hunter Medical Research Institute research team.

Procurement Asia Pacific Awards

Current Staff • 24 Nov 2017

Procurement team passes with honours

The Strategic Procurement team in Financial Services has won the Procurement Excellence category at the prestigious Procurement Leaders Asia Pacific Awards 2017. The team, led by Craig Lehman, was acknowledged for their outstanding effort and world-class procurement practices.

Michael Nilsson

News • 24 Nov 2017

New Centre for Rehab Innovations

Medical rehabilitation services are set for a significant overhaul, following the launch of Australia’s first Centre for Rehab Innovations (CRI) at the University of Newcastle (UON).

Professor Jennifer Martin

News • 23 Nov 2017

NSW Government provides additional $3m to medicinal cannabis research

The NSW Government has announced it will provide more than $3m in funding for medicinal cannabis research to the Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence (ACRE), based at the University of Newcastle (UON).

Pay it forward

Current Students • 23 Nov 2017

Pay it forward: Become a Peer Mentor

Remember what it was like to start fresh at uni? New students register for the UON Peer Mentor program to have someone guide them through their first weeks at uni.

Current Staff • 23 Nov 2017

STEM pilot program a great success

The HunterWiSE 2017 Pilot Program culminated in a final presentation on Wednesday the 1st of November.


Current Staff • 22 Nov 2017

2018 promotions announced

Congratulations to colleagues who have been promoted effective 1 January 2018. From 108 applications received across all levels 82 were successful, including 44 (from 53) women and 38 (from 55) men.

Zac Carson

Current Staff • 22 Nov 2017

Scholarship boosts career path for project manager

IFS Project Manager, Zac Carson has been awarded a scholarship that will see him visit universities in Western Australia to look into what others are doing in the management of university campuses and facilities.

Professor Kypros Kypri

News • 22 Nov 2017

Research helping to reduce alcohol-related violence

An outstanding behavioural scientist from the University of Newcastle has received a Sax Institute's 2017 Research Action Award, which recognise researchers whose work has made a real-world difference to the public's health and wellbeing.