The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 4 Jun 2020

Criminology expert in police accountability comments on George Floyd case

The tragic death of George Floyd on 25 May has once again emphasised the significance of bystander video distributed through social media as a police accountability mechanism, says University of Newcastle Criminologist, Dr Justin Ellis.

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

Researchers map emerging disadvantage in Australia due to COVID-19 job loss

A new report reveals the areas that are most at risk of COVID-19 related job loss, with researchers pinpointing more than 100 locations of emerging disadvantage in Australia.

News • 8 May 2020

Repurposing existing drugs to tackle ovarian cancer

To mark World Ovarian Cancer Day, the Australian Government has announced a $16.2 million investment in eight research projects to beat the disease.

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.

David Farrugia

News • 7 May 2020

New podcast episode highlights young hospitality workers career crises

With COVID-19 restrictions forcing many in the hospitality industry out of work, Dr David Farrugia warns that now could be a time of crisis for young people whose identities are closely entangled with their work.

Professor Alex Zelinsky

News • 7 May 2020

Vice-Chancellor shares insights into building a global tech company

Professor Alex Zelinksy AO shares his innovation journey as co-founder of tech company Seeing Machines at I2N's Startup Stories.

Brett Neilan speaking to ABC Science Show

News • 1 May 2020

First Nations Peoples knowledge key to new Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology

Professor Brett Neilan has appeared on the ABC’s The Science Show to discuss the importance of knowledge garnered by First Nations People in a new $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology (CoESB).

The modern day Lower Murray River. Photo: T Hubble.

Featured story • 1 May 2020

Historic lake could be key to better management of Murray Darling Basin

Sediment from Australia’s most important river basin – the Murray Darling Basin – has revealed crucial information that could be key to ensuring effective natural resource management in the face of climate change and sea-level rise.

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.

Smoke stacks

News • 8 Apr 2020

Dr Askland part of research project to study advocacy coalitions

Member of the Centre for 21st Century Humanities, anthropologist Dr Hedda Askland, is part of a new $418,828 multi-institutional research project led by Dr Alfonso M. Arranz at the University of Melbourne, which aims to better understand and utilise the mechanics of “advocacy coalitions” for low-carbon technologies.

Associate Professor David Pontin and Professor Colin Waters

News • 8 Apr 2020

Inspired in the Past and Now Fuelling the Future

Though a relatively modest investment, Margaret Schmidt’s kind bequest has been able to support space research for 30 years and her legacy is still continuing today.