The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 21 Jun 2019

Fellowship to help reconnect stroke survivors with community

Stroke researcher Dr Heidi Janssen has received the Hunter Medical Research Institute’s first Women in Medical Research Fellowship (WIMRF) to develop a unique, community-based rehabilitation project using activities such as singing, dancing and art to stimulate patient recovery.

News • 20 Jun 2019

Changes at University of Newcastle’s Port Macquarie campus

The University of Newcastle has today announced changes to the programs it will offer at its Port Macquarie campus.The changes see a shift to postgraduate and research delivery at the campus.

News • 20 Jun 2019

Trial to confirm insulin dose for fat and protein on blood glucose levels in people with diabetes

Those with diabetes have been carb counting to calculate meal insulin for a long time, but what about the impact of fat and protein on blood glucose levels?

Students on set with The Living End

Featured story • 21 Jun 2019

Creative collaboration with The Living End animates a new era

Creating a music video for an iconic Australian rock band is something 40 University of Newcastle students can proudly tick off their bucket list, after producing the official music video for The Living End’s new single ‘Not Like The Other Boys’.

Dr Thava Palanisami

News • 12 Jun 2019

Plastic ingestion by people could be equating to a credit card a week

A new study finds on average people could be ingesting approximately 5 grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent weight of a credit card.

News • 4 Jun 2019

Altitude Accord scholarship winners announced

The University of Newcastle, Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) and Regional Development Australia (RDA) Hunter are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Altitude Accord Scholarship as part of its partnership to help build an industry-skilled, homegrown Hunter workforce for the region’s growing defence industry.

Afono Village

News • 3 Jun 2019

Earthquake triggers urgent call to review sea level predictions

Major earthquakes can cause land to sink and sea level to rise at a pace greater than the threat of climate-related rise, and may continue for decades after, new research reveals.

Traditional smoking ceremony at the University of Newcastle

News • 28 May 2019

Tapping into tradition for land management

University staff and students recently joined members of the local Broke community to participate in the rare immersive experience of a cultural burn, facilitated by the Koori Country Firesticks Aboriginal Corporation.

WHO health Centre

News • 20 May 2019

WHO and Hunter researchers to fight global health problems

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will collaborate with Newcastle health researchers to drive the global efforts fighting non-communicable diseases, including cancers, diabetes, respiratory diseases, heart disease and mental health.

Professor Brett Neilan and Professor Mark Flynn

News • 20 May 2019

Leading the defence against superbugs

A new multimillion-dollar project will develop an artificial intelligence (AI) surveillance system to better understand and tackle the cycle of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Australia.

News • 14 May 2019

BRAIN @ WATT SPACE 5 - 30 June 2019

Come and see an interactive and dynamic exhibition exploring the amazing brain. This exhibit will showcase some of the University of Newcastle’s research, giving the public a sneak preview of how we look at the brain, why we look at the brain, and what we find when we look at the brain.

Disaster Master web

News • 13 May 2019

Disaster Master the best ‘hack’ for resilience

Disaster Master, a mobile-based application that gamifies challenges based on real disaster situations to educate people on how to prevent, prepare, respond and recover from natural and man-made disasters, has won the New Futures Hackathon.