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New research highlights Australian music’s global export value and strong international success

New research highlights Australian music’s global export value and strong international success

Friday, 12 July 2019

The Australian music industry makes an estimated $195 million from international markets each year according to a ground-breaking report led by researchers from the University of Newcastle, which examines the cultural and economic value of Australian music exports.

Checking in on check-ups to help Close the Gap

Checking in on check-ups to help Close the Gap

Thursday, 11 July 2019

An intervention designed to help Close the Gap, by increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who receive an annual health check by their GP, will be implemented and evaluated by a new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project.

25 Alumni Awards Achievers in 2019

25 Alumni Awards Achievers in 2019

Thursday, 11 July 2019

The University of Newcastle is proud to announce its 25 achievers for the 2019 Alumni Awards.

Unique partnership transforming lives of people living with mental illness

Unique partnership transforming lives of people living with mental illness

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Local not-for-profit Momentum Collective has teamed up with the University of Newcastle’s Department of Rural Health to help people recovering from mental illness rebuild their lives and connect to their local community.

Experts challenge WHO recommendations on saturated fats

Experts challenge WHO recommendations on saturated fats

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

University of Newcastle, Australia nutrition researcher Professor Manohar Garg is among a group of international experts who have questioned World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on reducing saturated fat consumption to curb chronic disease.

Professor Alex Zelinsky AO takes on 100km trek to tackle inequity in Indigenous health and education

Professor Alex Zelinsky AO takes on 100km trek to tackle inequity in Indigenous health and education

Monday, 8 July 2019

I am always up for trying something new and ready for a challenge. So, when I was offered the opportunity to take on a challenge that will support equity and change lives, I knew I had to do it!