The University of Newcastle, Australia
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

News • 23 Oct 2020

$8.5m to continue largest women's health study

Australia’s largest and longest operating women’s health survey has secured $8.5m in funding.

Sr Heather Douglas

News • 22 Oct 2020

Am I a fraud? Imposter feelings in elite Olympic level coaching

How do gender stereotypes create imposter feelings that halt the progression of women to elite coaching roles?

Dr Myles Young

News • 16 Oct 2020

Researchers named AMP Tomorrow Makers

Two Newcastle researchers have made the 2021 AMP Tomorrow Makers list, earning grants to support their research in men’s health programs and bowel cancer.

Distinguished Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher AO

News • 14 Oct 2020

Funding for better outcomes for elderly after hip surgery

With hip fracture posing a major risk of death in people over 50, a new study aims to establish evidence for improved discharge planning for elderly patients following hip surgery.

Professor Vanessa McDonald

News • 8 Oct 2020

Asthma treatment – it’s not one-size-fits-all

With at least one asthma-related death each day in Australia, a team of researchers has been awarded $2.5 million dollars from NHMRC to investigate personalised approaches to asthma treatment.

Busy bar workers

News • 5 Oct 2020

New research reveals the challenging experiences of young hospitality workers

Unique qualitative research led by members of the Newcastle Youth Studies Network has revealed the systematic inequalities and exploitation young hospitality workers are subjected to.

Next Generation of Researchers Target Better Treatments for Childhood Cancer

News • 14 Sep 2020

Next generation of researchers target better treatments for childhood cancer

The Isabella and Marcus Foundation passionately and tirelessly raises funds to support research into one of the most aggressive childhood cancers. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a devastating paediatric brain tumour that kills more children than any other disease. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and less that 1% survive for 5 years. For promising young University of Newcastle researcher Evie Jackson the hope to change that is what drives her forward every day.

Featured story • 7 Sep 2020

The missing block to build an all-renewable electric grid

Coined Miscibility Gaps Alloy (MGA), the extraordinary blocks are capable of receiving energy generated by renewables, storing it cheaply and safely as thermal energy, then using it to run steam turbines at power stations instead of burning coal.

News • 6 Sep 2020

Encouragement for dads from their unborn child

From this Fathers’ Day, 30,000 NSW fathers will get the chance to have messages from their new baby even if it’s before the birth. Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) have created a digital platform to deliver advice and guidance directly to new dads via text.

News • 4 Sep 2020

New green hydrogen made from solar power and air

In a remarkable first, a system that combines solar energy with water harvested from air has been used to manufacture low cost green hydrogen – a zero-emissions fuel.

Phoebe Breckell

News • 4 Sep 2020

Software engineer turned skincare guru shares her story of building a national brand

Phoebe Breckell shares her innovation journey as founder of natural skincare company Happy Skincare at I2N's Startup Stories.

News • 3 Sep 2020

Funding gives pulse to research aiming to improve region’s heart health

Each year in the Hunter New England region more than 900 people experience their first heart attack, placing the region within NSW’s highest cardiovascular disease mortality band.

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