The University of Newcastle, Australia

News • 1 Jun 2020

Major funding boost to explore the health impacts of recent bushfires

Researchers from the University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute and Hunter New England Health have excelled in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding, attracting more than $860,000 to analyse the physiological and mental health effects of hazardous bushfire smoke.

News • 29 May 2020

Could housing cooperatives be an affordable solution to Australia’s growing housing crisis?

A project investigating the benefits of housing cooperatives in Australia will receive a boost, with the help of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project worth over $590,000.

News • 29 May 2020

Scientific honour for engineer transforming minerals processing

Chemical engineer Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of mineral processing.

researcher standing by water

News • 28 May 2020

Newcastle researcher making a mark with a NASA satellite mission

After a highly competitive international selection process, Professor Shin-Chan Han and his satellite geodesy group has been selected for NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Follow-On mission. The University of Newcastle team joins as one of 20 science team members to the mission for the next four years.

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 • 21 May 2020

University partners with nib to support students’ health and wellbeing

Hundreds of University of Newcastle international students impacted by COVID-19 have received health and hygiene care packages, generously donated by long-standing University partner – nib health funds (nib).

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 • 19 May 2020

Unique Women in STEMM scholarship program supports Early Career Researchers

In a first for an Australian university to help redress some of the systemic biases female academics face, the University of Newcastle has awarded fully-funded PhD candidate scholarships to six Women in STEMM Early Career Researchers.

News • 12 May 2020

University expertise sees lifesaving ventilator prototype secure state backing

Each year the University watches with pride as our talented graduates trade the campus for new workplaces, set to make their mark on the world and in their communities. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of almost 30 Hunter-based alumni and staff have done just that – developing one of two successful ventilator prototypes selected by the State government for pre-production.

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.

Student reading a book in the library at the University of Newcastle

News • 5 May 2020

Building the recovery workforce through short courses

The University of Newcastle has unveiled a suite of short courses to give displaced workers a chance to upskill or reskill and help build a thriving workforce in the post COVID-19 recovery phase.

News • 4 May 2020

A sustainable future in health: ensuring as health professionals our own house is in order and leading by example

It is time for health professionals to step up and lead to ensure a sustainable environment and health, according to one of Australia’s leading medical practitioners and researchers.

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