The University of Newcastle, Australia

January 2019

Professors Lee Smith, Brett Ninness and John Aitken

From the Executive • 25 Jan 2019

STEMM Ambassador appointed

We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor Peter Howley has been appointed to a newly formed STEMM Ambassador role for our University.

Davies' tree frog

News • 24 Jan 2019

Researchers jump to action to save threatened frog species

As part of a new conservation initiative, community members in the Sydney Basin area will learn to identify frogs by their call.

Professor Rodney Scott and Associate Professor Saadallah Ramadan

News • 23 Jan 2019

Funding signals new hope for multiple sclerosis treatment

Hunter researchers will help advance vital prevention and treatment methods for thousands of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) following a funding announcement today from MS Research Australia.

News • 17 Jan 2019

Work starts on world-class biorefinery for the Hunter

Work has started on the first bio-renewables research facility of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere which will put the Hunter region on the map as a national hub for bio-renewables research, development and commercialisation.

News • 17 Jan 2019

Complimentary legal service will hit the beach this summer

A unique drop-in service is set to hit the beach this month, giving community members an opportunity to seek free legal advice on any matter from traffic fines to employment discrimination.

Taona Afful

Current Staff • 16 Jan 2019

Scholarship brings ‘design thinking’ principles in focus at the School of Architecture and Built Environment

Taona Afful - the Executive Officer from the School of Architecture and Built Environment (SABE) was one of four recipients of the 2018 International Development Scholarships for UON professional staff. She spent three weeks visiting the University of Calgary, University of Toronto and McMaster University meeting and exchanging ideas with staff from these universities, learning about their facilities, workshops and administrative processes.

Alisha-Jane Laney 2018

Current Staff • 16 Jan 2019

Scholarship helps the on-going development of community programs within the School of Creative Industries.

As a recipient of the 2018 International Development Scholarship for UON professional staff, School of Creative Industries Administrative Assistant, Alisha-Jane Laney recently spent two weeks in the UK to build international relationships and gain valuable insight into the events and summer programs the University of West England and the Royal Conservatoire of Glasgow do well.

News • 14 Jan 2019

Blood sugar and brain health: how diabetes impacts the brain

Spikes and dips in blood sugar levels experienced in the daily management of diabetes can undermine mental abilities such as memory and attention span.