Healthy lunchbox

News • 26 Feb 2021

Modest, sustainable changes proven key to beating childhood obesity

An international study of weight management interventions for children above a healthy weight range or living with obesity has identified personalised, nutrition-led guidance is an effective strategy to achieve long term dietary changes.

eClipse digital tool

News • 22 Feb 2021

Digital tool to dial back COVID-19 anxiety, depression and alcohol use

With more than a third of Australians now drinking alcohol daily, compared to 6 per cent pre-COVID-19, researchers are developing a digital tool to help communities manage the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

News • 3 Feb 2021

'10 of the Best': Newcastle health and medical research in NHMRC showcase

Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has launched the 12th edition of 10 of the Best, showcasing significant projects that support the improvement of human health.

News • 2 Feb 2021

Research shows nasal spray that protects against COVID-19 is also effective against the common cold

Research into a new drug which primes the immune system in the respiratory tract and is in development for COVID-19 shows it is also effective against rhinovirus.

Associate Professor Doan Ngo

News • 2 Feb 2021

Today’s cancer patients need not be tomorrow’s cardiovascular patients

Today’s cancer patient may be tomorrow’s cardiac patient, with almost a third of people who survive cancer developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

father, mother and daughters at graduation

News • 14 Dec 2020

A graduation like no other

There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

News • 25 Nov 2020

Family and friends online support program expands to cover all addictions

An online intervention and e-health program to help families and friends supporting loved ones who use crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) has expanded to cover any type of substance addiction, including alcohol.

Dr Adam Fahy

News • 20 Nov 2020

COVID-19 face shield team wins AFR Higher Education Award

The University of Newcastle‘s ‘COVID-19 equipment shortage’ team has won a national higher education award for its remarkable contribution to the Australian community.

Alumni Excellence Awards

News • 17 Nov 2020

Trailblazers celebrated in 2020 Alumni Excellence Awards

A world-leading researcher and advocate for Indigenous health, a 'match-maker’ for species conservationists, a 'Power 50' in the Australian music industry and the co-host of Australia’s first all Indigenous breakfast show are among the 2020 University of Newcastle Alumni Excellence recipients.

Associate Professor Kelvin Kong

News • 16 Nov 2020

Aboriginal ear surgeon honoured with Menzies Medallion

Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon, the highly acclaimed ear, nose and throat surgeon, Associate Professor Kelvin Kong has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion.

ARC Discovery Projects and Linkage Projects schemes graphic

News • 13 Nov 2020

University of Newcastle secures over $6 million in ARC funding

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded the University of Newcastle more than $6 million in competitive research funding through its Discovery Projects and Linkage Projects schemes.