The University of Newcastle, Australia

December 2018

News • 24 Dec 2018

Goal to improve player well-being in junior sports

If you’ve attended a junior sports game or training session, you’ve seen it happen – children asked to focus on complex skill drills instead of game-based playing, parents being recruited as coaches and eagerly shouting tactics, while less experienced players remain benched.

News • 20 Dec 2018

Younger women unaware of increased cardiovascular disease risk

A pregnancy condition that endangers the lives of mothers and babies can lead to serious heart health issues for women up to 10 years after childbirth and yet few are aware of the risks.

Family and Friends Support Program

News • 19 Dec 2018

Supporting the supporters of loved ones who use Ice

A resilience and well-being program designed to help family and friends supporting loved ones who use crystal methamphetamine is set for a major expansion.

Figure 8 rockpool

News • 18 Dec 2018

Rock pool risk rating flows from Newcastle research

University of Newcastle research has shaped the creation of a new public warning system for one of the State’s most dangerous tourist hot spots – the Figure Eight Pools at Royal National Park.

Professor Murray Cairns

News • 18 Dec 2018

Missing ingredient identified for treating schizophrenia

Simple dietary changes and existing drugs used for other disorders could help ease the symptoms for millions of people currently living with schizophrenia.

Sarah Hiles

News • 14 Dec 2018

Yoga and mind study aiming to relieve severe asthma

Respiratory researchers at the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute are investigating how yoga and mindfulness classes can improve the quality of life for people with severe asthma.


News • 12 Dec 2018

University fixing superannuation errors

University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky has today written to staff to advise them of the outcome of the organisation’s superannuation review.

Dr looking at patient's knee

News • 6 Dec 2018

$1.5 million project aiming to deliver ‘precision rehabilitation’

A new decision-making tool being developed in a major research project at the University of Newcastle (UON) and Hunter Medical Research Institute is set to give patients better and more personalised rehabilitation interventions after knee replacement surgery.

Faculty of Education and Arts • 6 Dec 2018

Grant awarded to investigate Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Schools

A/Prof Erica Southgate and her team have been funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training to conduct the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Emerging Technologies in School Project.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

News • 5 Dec 2018

Gender equity progress earns esteemed Bronze Award

Concerted effort and commitment to improve gender equity and diversity within the workplace have earned the University of Newcastle an esteemed higher education sector award and official accreditation.

DADEE statewide rollout

News • 4 Dec 2018

$2.4 million program partnership to empower girls in sport

The NSW Government will invest $2.4 million in a statewide rollout of the University of Newcastle’s award-winning lifestyle program Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered (DADEE).

Faculty of Business and Law • 4 Dec 2018

Managing High Conflict Personalities

Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator and the co-founder and Training Director of The High Conflict Institute. In October, the Newcastle Law School hosted Bill’s two professional development workshops on managing high conflict personalities for postgraduate law students, and for members of the legal community.