The University of Newcastle, Australia

March 2018

nutrition plans

News • 29 Mar 2018

Kids’ input needed for nutrition lesson plans

Healthy eating is already embedded in many schools: from healthy canteens to the Crunch & Sip program. However, can kids learn more about the importance of good food for their health in the classroom?

Newcastle Writers Festival

News • 28 Mar 2018

NEW Thinking at Newcastle Writers Festival

More than 30 University of Newcastle staff and students will share their creativity and insights at the 2018 Newcastle Writers Festival through a series of workshops, presentations and masterclasses.

Professor Jodie Simpson

News • 28 Mar 2018

Pioneering respiratory researcher awarded TSANZ Fellowship

University of Newcastle researcher Professor Jodie Simpson has been named a Fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (FThorSoc) in recognition of her pioneering expertise and experience in respiratory research.

News • 28 Mar 2018

Borne HMRI collaboration to advance pre-term pregnancy research

Having endured the grief of losing two children, former Wallabies player Dean Mumm and wife Sarah are linking with the Borne Foundation and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) to raise funds and awareness for research into premature birth.

pregnancy app study

News • 27 Mar 2018

Call for pregnant women to trial visual app for diet control

A smartphone app that uses augmented reality to help with diet management during pregnancy has received highly positive feedback from women trialling it.

asthma toolkit

News • 27 Mar 2018

New clinical ‘toolkit’ to help nail severe asthma management

A new clinical ‘toolkit’ designed to improve the management of severe asthma has been launched at the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Adelaide.

News • 27 Mar 2018

Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program Awards

Three University of Newcastle volunteers were today recognised for their contribution to youth education and presented with the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program award by Member for Newcastle, Tim Crakanthorp.

Prof Penny Jane Burke

Current Staff • 26 Mar 2018

A seat at the equity table

Professor Penny Jane Burke, Global Innovation Chair of Equity and Director of UON’s Centre for Excellence and Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE) has been invited to sit on the Department of Education and Training’s Equity Research and Innovation Panel. Penny Jane is joined by eleven other panelists from government, higher education, social welfare and research.

Univer Cities book

News • 26 Mar 2018

From City of Steel to Global Innovation Hub

The insights, deliberations and reflections of global thought leaders brought together by the 2016 Univer-Cities conference, hosted by the University of Newcastle, have been documented in a book, to be launched tonight.

NeW Space award

News • 26 Mar 2018

NeW Space builds on success with top architecture gong

The University of Newcastle’s (UON) flagship City campus has taken out the top prize at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2018 Newcastle Architecture Awards, held on Friday 23 March.

Gillian Arrighi

Research and Innovation • 26 Mar 2018

Dr Gillian Arrighi awarded Fellowship

Dr Gillian Arrighi has been awarded the Robert Gould Shaw Fellowship for the Harvard Theatre Collection.