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News • 21 Jan 2021

University microplastics research in the United Nations spotlight

Recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as a world-leader in microplastics research, University of Newcastle’s Dr Thava Palanisami has been invited to speak at the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues and showcase University of Newcastle-based research on the world-stage.


News • 18 Dec 2020

Great ideas attract $7 million in NHMRC grants

Seven University of Newcastle researchers have been awarded more than $7 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants, designed to support innovative and creative research projects which address a specific question.

Hans Lukas Kieser

News • 14 Dec 2020

ARC grants to focus on peace in the Middle East and sex and the Australian military

Two Centre for the Study of Violence researchers have been successful in the highly competitive ARC discovery scheme.

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News • 9 Dec 2020

New partnership supports region’s medical research capability

The region’s health and medical researchers and community will benefit from a new partnership between Port Waratah Coal Services (Port Waratah), Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and Hunter New England Local Health District.

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.

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News • 20 Nov 2020

Digital innovator, pioneer, and startup junkie shares her experience of helping founders find insightful solutions

Cheryl Gledhill shares her innovation journey as product guru in some of Australia's most exciting companies at I2N's Startup Stories.

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News • 20 Nov 2020

New scholarship aims to remove barriers facing Indigenous researchers

To help address some of the barriers facing Indigenous researchers, the University of Newcastle has launched a new scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD candidates.

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.

Umit Kurt

News • 15 Nov 2020

New DECRA to examine mass violence of Ottoman Empire

An historian of the modern Middle East, with a research focus on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire will join the Centre for the Study of Violence under a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

University of Newcastle Distinguished Laureate Professor Talley

News • 12 Nov 2020

HMRI 2020 Awards celebrate medical research excellence

The Hunter’s researchers and their community supporters gathered with representatives from Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), the University of Newcastle, and HNE Local Health District to virtually celebrate and honour medical research excellence at the annual HMRI Awards Night – HMRI 2020.

News • 5 Nov 2020

Uni backs promising ideas to buzz off mozzies

From a deodorant that repels mosquitoes  to engineering a trap that disrupts mosquito breeding, nine innovative projects were awarded and have shared $45,000 in funding in the University of Newcastle's 2020 Grand Challenge.