The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 1 Jul 2020

Tailored support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers to quit smoking and improve family health

A significant grant awarded to a Hunter researcher will fund a first-of-its kind program to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers to quit smoking when their partner is pregnant, or if they have young children at home.

News • 29 Jun 2020

Funding boost to research debilitating fatigue in stroke survivors

More than $1 million has been announced by the Federal Government to support researchers investigating how to combat the most common and severely debilitating, however vastly under-treated, side effect of stroke – fatigue.

Design Nuts

News • 16 Jun 2020

Edtech founder shares her story of empowering teachers and students

Kylie Burrett shares her startup journey as co-founder of edtech company Design Nuts at I2N's Startup Stories

News • 1 Jun 2020

Major funding boost to explore the health impacts of recent bushfires

Researchers from the University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute and Hunter New England Health have excelled in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding, attracting more than $860,000 to analyse the physiological and mental health effects of hazardous bushfire smoke.

News • 21 May 2020

More than $10 million to support innovations in health service delivery

Six projects led by Hunter researchers have been successful in attracting a combined total of $10.6 million in the latest round of competitive National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.

News • 19 May 2020

Unique Women in STEMM scholarship program supports Early Career Researchers

In a first for an Australian university to help redress some of the systemic biases female academics face, the University of Newcastle has awarded fully-funded PhD candidate scholarships to six Women in STEMM Early Career Researchers.

News • 7 May 2020

Hearty success in NSW Medical Research Cardiovascular grants

Heart disease kills one person every 12 minutes in Australia, and is still the leading cause of death globally. Despite enormous improvements in health outcomes over the years, heart disease is still one of the biggest health burdens on our economy.

News • 4 May 2020

A sustainable future in health: ensuring as health professionals our own house is in order and leading by example

It is time for health professionals to step up and lead to ensure a sustainable environment and health, according to one of Australia’s leading medical practitioners and researchers.

Nathan Barlett and Hubert Hondermarck in a labratory looking at the camera

News • 16 Apr 2020

Drug repurposing potential for COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for anti-viral therapies to treat respiratory virus infections. With a vaccine probably at least 12 months away, drug repurposing (using clinically approved drugs which also have anti-viral activity) offers hope in fast-tracking therapies to possibly treat infected people and save lives.

Dr Adam Fahey staples face shield

Featured story • 9 Apr 2020

University minds meld to address COVID-19 equipment shortages

At a time when social distancing and isolation are keeping people apart, innovative teams at the University of Newcastle have come together to address a key health concern amidst the COVID-19 outbreak – the rapid production of desperately needed medical equipment.

Graphic of virus cells

News • 8 Apr 2020

FluTracking survey reveals social distancing is working

FluTracking, the national online surveillance system for tracking symptoms of COVID-19 and flu in Australia and New Zealand has revealed some important insights into the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CRRMH Mental Health Organisation of the Year

News • 8 Apr 2020

Award Puts Rural Mental Health in the Spotlight

Many of you have provided generous philanthropic gifts to the University’s Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) to help reduce the toll of recent drought, bushfires and floods on the mental health of rural and remote communities.