Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Electronic cigarettes containing nicotine will be trialled by University of Newcastle (UON) researchers in a Victorian pilot study aimed at helping drug and alcohol treatment patients to quit smoking.
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
New Physiotherapy Masters student, Donald Hunter, is currently conducting a study on the link between shoulder pain and posture. Recruits are needed between the ages for 40 and 80 years old to participate. Shoulder pain prevalence increases consistently with age, making it the third most common musculoskeletal cause for people to visit their GPs (behind neck and back pain).
Monday, 7 March 2016
University of Newcastle behavioural scientist Associate Professor Christine Paul will work with Cancer Council NSW, Cancer Council Victoria and HMRI to help ensure that distressed cancer patients and their families receive the best possible health counselling when they phone for support.
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Professor Billie Bonevski is a health behaviour scientist at UON, dedicated to improving health in the community. Billie’s research looks at why people engage in unhealthy behaviours, like smoking, drinking too much alcohol, not being physically active or eating unhealthily, and uses that information to design programs and advise the Government and other health organisations, on policies to empower people to be healthier.
Monday, 30 November 2015
Two Hunter-based research teams from the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health have scored $4.4 million in Cancer Council NSW funding to improve cancer service and prevention delivery.
Friday, 13 November 2015
Professor John Wiggers has been awarded more than $766,000 in NHMRC funding commencing in 2016 for his research a practice change intervention to increase the provision of antenatal care addressing maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy: a stepped-wedge trial.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Dr Christopher Williams has been awarded more than $1,000,000 in NHMRC funding commencing in 2016. He has received an Early Career Fellowship and a Project Grant.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden has been awarded more than $1,687,000 in NHMRC funding commencing in 2016. A Project Grant: A randomised controlled trial of a web-based, organisational systems change intervention to increase childcare service adherence to dietary guidelines and a Partnership Project: Web-based systems intervention to support implementation of dietary guidelines in childcare services.