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UON research boosted by NHMRC

UON research boosted by NHMRC

Monday, 6 February 2017

UON researchers will move to effectively translate research into practice thanks to the latest round of NHMRC funding.

Our researchers will lead teams of national and international researchers to apply evidence to practice through NHMRC Partnership Projects, with national and international interest.

PhD SCHOLARSHIP: Targeting multiple health behaviours among vocational education students

PhD SCHOLARSHIP: Targeting multiple health behaviours among vocational education students

Friday, 20 January 2017

An opportunity is available to undertake a PhD program on a NHMRC-funded trial examining the effectiveness of electronic health risk feedback and online and telephone services on smoking rates, risky alcohol use, fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity levels in Technical and Further Education (TAFE) students.

PhD Scholarship:  Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in  Pregnancy

PhD Scholarship: Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Three PhD scholarships are available to investigate how to improve the health of Aboriginal pregnant mothers and their babies, under the supervision of Associate Professor Gillian Gould and Professor Billie Bonevski.

Public health pioneer honoured on $3.6m HMRI Awards night

Public health pioneer honoured on $3.6m HMRI Awards night

Friday, 11 November 2016

Population health trailblazer Professor John Wiggers has been named the Hunter’s top researcher for 2016 at the annual HMRI Awards Night, capping a highly successful evening in which $3.6 million in philanthropic support was announced or acknowledged.

UON awarded over $5.6 million in NHMRC funding

UON awarded over $5.6 million in NHMRC funding

Thursday, 27 October 2016

The University of Newcastle (UON) is delighted to announce the following successful researchers in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council funding. With the help of this funding, our researchers aim to tackle a range of health-related issues that impact our communities.

Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher new AAHMS fellow

Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher new AAHMS fellow

Monday, 10 October 2016

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) has announced the induction of 50 new Fellows from Australian health and medical sciences.

Trial to test electronic cigarettes as smoking cessation aids

Trial to test electronic cigarettes as smoking cessation aids

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.

New Research Study on Shoulder Pain: Recruits Needed!

New Research Study on Shoulder Pain: Recruits Needed!

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).