The University of Newcastle, Australia

October 2018


News • 31 Oct 2018

Does Dr know best? The role of patients in cancer care decisions

After a cancer diagnosis, a patient will deal with many doctors: from GPs, to oncologists – but they may not ever meet the doctor whose research impacts their treatment and diagnosis - the researcher.

Laureate Prof Nicholas Talley and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

News • 30 Oct 2018

Neurogastroenterologist named NSW Scientist of the Year

Eminent University of Newcastle biomedical scientist and global authority on functional gut disorders, Laureate Professor Nicholas Talley, AC, is the 2018 NSW Scientist of the Year, announced tonight at the NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science and Engineering at Government House, Sydney.

News • 30 Oct 2018

Oral health students test their nerve in the virtual world

The dentist’s chair may soon be less daunting, with a ground-breaking simulation from the University of Newcastle providing Oral Health Therapy students a unique opportunity to practice administering dental injections in a virtual environment before they enter the patient clinic.


News • 26 Oct 2018

Big hopes for small technologies to create global solutions

Global nanotechnology experts, who use innovation in materials science to develop advanced technologies and solutions for the energy, environment and health sectors, will converge in Newcastle next week for the third International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials (ICEAN).

News • 25 Oct 2018

Dads and Daughters Exercise Program stretches to London

A world-first lifestyle program developed at the University of Newcastle, designed to help enhance the physical and emotional well-being of young girls, is set to expand internationally for the first time.

Virtual reality headset

News • 24 Oct 2018

The sickening truth about virtual reality

A new study has proven that cybersickness, which is caused by exposure to virtual reality (VR), may be the same clinical condition as ‘classic’ motion sickness caused by travelling.

Participants and Athena SWAN logo

Current Staff • 22 Oct 2018

Targeted career development aims to reduce the gap

Fifteen female early to mid career researchers (EMCR) in the Faculty of Health and Medicine recently completed the ThinkWell Development Program – a key initiative under the Faculty’s Gender Equity Plan.

Adam Spencer

News • 22 Oct 2018

Adam Spencer inspires school students in STEM

Australian comedian, media personality and one of the world's best mathematics communicators, Adam Spencer, will educate and inspire Hunter school students in a series of problem solving sessions today.

Victoria Theatre interior

Faculty of Education and Arts • 22 Oct 2018

Virtual reality project brings the opulent Victoria Theatre back to life

A project from School of Creative Industries researcher Dr Gillian Arrighi has brought to life the lavish original 1891 interior of a forgotten Newcastle icon, the Victoria Theatre, through a virtual reality recreation.