The University of Newcastle, Australia

UON ranked in the world's top 150 for Medicine

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

The University of Newcastle (UON) Australia's medicine discipline has ranked in the top 150 in the world, confirmed by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

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The School of Medicine and Public Health is renowned for its Joint Medical Program (JMP) and postgraduate programs in population health. The School also has a strong research focus and pioneered the integration of multi-campus university and hospital based-research through the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).

Nick TalleyCurrent Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Research at the University of Newcastle, Laureate Professor Nick Talley (pictured), played a pivotal role in the JMP during his time as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Health of the Faculty of Health and Medicine from 2010-2013*. Professor Talley is an international authority in gastroenterology, recognised for outstanding contributions to his field, which have furthered global understanding of digestive diseases and advanced the science and practice of gastroenterology for more than 30 years.

Professor Talley is one of the world's most cited experts in his field and has been published in over 1,000 original and review articles in peer-reviewed literature. Professor Talley's expertise has seen him receive numerous awards and accolades, including the 2014 American Gastroenterological Association Distinguished Educator Award.  He has authored a number of prominent textbooks, including one of the 'bibles' of medicine - Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical Diagnosis, now in its 6th edition and distributed worldwide.

Another world-renowned researcher who has been instrumental in medicine’s success is Professor Julie Byles who is Director of the Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing and who co-directs the HMRI Public Health research program.

Respected expert in gerontology and geriatrics, Professor Byles was instrumental in establishing the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health in 1995 and continues to lead it, as some of the original study participants advance into their 90s.

Since 1994, Professor Byles has taught Clinical Epidemiology at a postgraduate level, secured $30 million in external grants and produced more than 230 research papers.  Her advice is sought by the federal government and World Health Organisation to inform public health policies.

Our students learn from the world's brightest minds, make global connections and gain the experience and skills they need to follow in the footsteps of our successful graduates – who are now working around the world to make lasting and significant contributions to health care as medical professionals.

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* The Faculty of Health and Medicine was the Faculty of Health until early 2013.

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