The University of Newcastle, Australia

May 2018

News • 31 May 2018

Dodgy ankles? Could laser treatment help?

Living with ankle instability can have a major impact on people’s lives, with many sporting activities or everyday tasks causing worry about putting the wrong foot forward.

News • 31 May 2018

Transforming Newcastle into a restorative city

The University of Newcastle is leading the quest to transform Newcastle into a restorative city, in a collaborative effort to build healthy, harmonious communities.

News • 29 May 2018

Pacific partnership deepens ties with island nations

With a shared vision to support the resilience and sustainability of some of the world’s most at-risk communities, the University of Newcastle (UON) is proud to partner with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to advance critical environmental research in the Pacific.

News • 29 May 2018

Preventing chronic disease among people with mental illness

Increased support to prevent chronic disease in people with mental illness will be the focus of a $597,507 Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) investment for Australian researchers.

News • 29 May 2018

City landmarks giving green light to a brighter future with HMRI

Several of Newcastle’s best-known buildings will be radiating green from May 29 as the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) celebrates national Medical Research Week while reflecting on its own 20th anniversary.

Research and Innovation • 29 May 2018

Michael Sala long-listed for the Miles Franklin award for 'The Restorer'

NEW Writing Newcastle member and UoN lecturer Dr Michael Sala longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award for his second novel The Restorer.

Nat McGregor, Chief Operating Officer

From the Executive • 28 May 2018

Sound results in an uncertain environment

The University’s 2017 Annual Report was tabled in NSW Parliament this week. This statutory report provides the NSW Government, the people of NSW, our many stakeholders, our staff, and students with an overview of our overall performance in the year against our strategic plan; our many achievements and awards; and our financial performance, and health over the last 12 months.   I encourage staff to view this Report, which can be found here.

News • 28 May 2018

Nuclear medicine student scores scholarship abroad

University of Newcastle nuclear medicine student, Jack Berry, is destined for New York to chase his dream of becoming an oncology researcher.

Official NeW Space opening

News • 25 May 2018

Official celebrations of a landmark education facility

They say a lot can be achieved in a year, and there is no better proof than the twelve months that have passed since the doors opened at NeW Space – the University of Newcastle’s landmark education facility.


News • 25 May 2018

eHealth program targets young people’s ‘big six’ behaviours to reduce chronic disease risk

University of Newcastle researchers have collaborated on a world-first eHealth initiative aiming to target young people’s ‘big six’ behaviours to help reduce their chronic disease risk.

News • 24 May 2018

FluTracking surveillance spreads across the Tasman

FluTracking, the highly successful online health surveillance system that helps detect epidemics of influenza throughout Australia, has expanded its reach across the Tasman to New Zealand for the first time this year.

Staff at Honeysuckle consultation

Current Staff • 23 May 2018

Community responds positively to Honeysuckle move

Last week, the Honeysuckle City Campus Development (HCCD) Project team and consulting partners, Ethos Urban, met with staff and community to discuss the University’s Master Plan and first stage for the Honeysuckle City Campus Development Project. Stage 1A will include the Hunter Innovation Project’s Innovation Hub, a joint initiative with Newcastle City Council, Newcastle NOW and Hunter DIGIT, partially funded by NSW Government, plus additional new facilities for the University’s School of Creative Industries.