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$3.3m grant to improve dementia care and quality of life

$3.3m grant to improve dementia care and quality of life

Thursday, 13 August 2015

A multi-institute research team led by Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher from the University of Newcastle has been awarded $3.38 million in federal funding to improve dementia care and outcomes.

2015 Eureka Awards FInalist

2015 Eureka Awards FInalist

Friday, 24 July 2015

Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher has been named a finalist in the Eureka awards as an Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers.

Managing back pain in children

Managing back pain in children

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

New research shows that children and teenagers are just as likely as adults to report back pain.

Closing the gap on Indigenous health

Closing the gap on Indigenous health

Friday, 5 December 2014

Health clinician and researcher Nicole Turner was honoured at the 2014 NSW Aboriginal Health Awards for her work in encouraging nutritious eating, physical activity and healthy weight for Indigenous children in the Hunter New England Local Health District.

ARC DECRA funding success

ARC DECRA funding success

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Dr Amy Waller has been awarded more than $359,000 in ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) funding commencing in 2015 for her research project Decision making in older people approaching the end of life.

Alistair Briscombe a friend to Vietnam

Alistair Briscombe a friend to Vietnam

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Alistair Briscombe, a UON Master of Clinical Epidemiology graduate and human trafficking and HIV prevention expert, is this year's recipient of the Vietnamese Graduates from Australia Club 'Friendship Award'.

UON researcher takes out Research Australia Award

UON researcher takes out Research Australia Award

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Internationally renowned cancer control and health behaviour researcher, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher AO, has taken out the inaugural Research Australia NSW Government Health Services Research Award.

Survey to help parents tackle teen drinking challenges

Survey to help parents tackle teen drinking challenges

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

A new online survey developed by researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Population Health, in collaboration with the Australian Drug Foundation, aims to help families navigate the challenges of teenage alcohol use.