The University of Newcastle, Australia

School of Creative Industries

University Institutes and Centres

Hunter Creative Industries and Technology

Hunter Creative Industries and Technology

The Hunter Creative Industries and Technology Centre (HCIT) provides a gateway into the University's  knowledge community of creative thinkers and innovators.  Working collaboratively with national and international business and knowledge communities,  the Centre will address the creative, research and business opportunities of future. The Mission of the Hunter Creative Industries and Technology centre is to develop research knowledge and innovation within national and international scholarly communities.

Research Groups

Communication and Media Research

Communication and Media Research

Many of the professions linked to communication and media are in a state of flux globally. We are facing a period of sustained digital change that is already providing fertile ground for research opportunities. Our researchers work in the School of Creative Industries.

Creative Arts Research

Creative Arts Research

Collaborative Environments for Creative Arts Research (CeCAR) is an interdisciplinary research group located within the School of Creative Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts. CeCAR brings together national and international researchers in the creative arts, humanities, sciences, health and social sciences with external collaborators in the community, industry, other universities and institutes.

Natural History Illustration

Natural History Illustration

The Natural History Illustration Research Group is focused on the visual documentation and interpretation of the natural world. Using a range of traditional and digital-media techniques, our research is integral to the scientific and artistic communication of ideas and information in a contemporary transdisciplinary framework.

Torres Strait Islander sacred music

Torres Strait Islander sacred music

The Faculty of Education and Arts Strategic Network: Torres Strait Islander sacred music: protection, cultivation and revitalisation, work to protect, cultivate and revitalise Torres Strait Islander (TSI) music and musical practices in close collaboration with representatives from the TSI community.

School of Education

Priority Research Centres

Physical Activity and Nutrition

Physical Activity and Nutrition

The Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition investigates physical activity and nutrition for population health, with particular emphasis on education and health promotion strategies for chronic disease prevention, treatment and wellbeing.

University Institutes and Centres

Study of Research Training and Impact - SORTI

Study of Research Training and Impact - SORTI

The Centre for the Study of Research Training and Impact (SORTI) is focused on understanding and developing research and higher order problem solving skills, and the impact of research training and research outcomes in a wide variety of contexts.

Teachers & Teaching Priority Research Centre

Teachers & Teaching Priority Research Centre

The Teachers and Teaching Priority Research Centre aims to achieve high quality research, training and knowledge translation in the development and testing of interventions and innovations that will be used and sustained in the practice of teaching and teacher development across a broad range of contexts.

Research Groups

Comparative and International Education

Comparative and International Education

Comparative and International Education Group University of Newcastle (CIEGUN) brings together a critical mass of established comparative researchers exploring global educational policies and alternatives for contemporary times.

Digital Identity, Curation and Education (DICE)

Digital Identity, Curation and Education (DICE)

Digital Identity, Curation and Education (DICE) is a network of scholars interested in digital identity, digital footprint, curation of online presence, and serious games for learning

Early Childhood Education and Care

Early Childhood Education and Care

Internationally, early childhood eduction research is a strong and flourishing endeavor. Politically, early childhood education and care has been the focus of significant new policy and provision developments.

Research Training and Transformational Knowledge

Research Training and Transformational Knowledge

Research Training and Transformational Knowledge research is focused on understanding the development of research and higher order problem solving skills.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

University Institutes and Centres

Centre for 21st Century Humanities

Centre for 21st Century Humanities

The Centre for 21st Century Humanities is focussed on three key themes of e-research, impact, and crossing disciplines. Our vision is that by 2020 the University of Newcastle will be known for a significant concentration of excellence in the humanities to complement its distinction in science, engineering and medicine.

History of Violence

History of Violence

The Centre for the History of Violence is a world-first collaboration that applies new historical knowledge to advance humanity's understanding of violence. Members of the Centre explore every aspect of the history of violence, including concepts of violence, representations of violence, questions of interpersonal violence and issues of political and cultural violence.

Literary and Linguistic Computing

Literary and Linguistic Computing

The Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing (CLLC) was established to continue the development and application of statistical and computing tools for the analysis of (literary) texts.

Research Groups

Early Modern Women Research Network

Early Modern Women Research Network

The Early Modern Women's Research Network (EMWRN) was established by Associate Professor Rosalind Smith and Dr Patricia Pender in 2007. Comprising scholars from Australia, New Zealand and the UK, the network has rapidly developed an international reputation for engineering innovative productive research collaborations'.

ELDTA Linguistics Research Program

ELDTA Linguistics Research Program

The University of Newcastle is home to linguistics scholars with expertise in documenting diverse endangered languages, and in diverse theoretical and applied areas of research.

Newcastle Youth Studies Group

Newcastle Youth Studies Group

The Newcastle Youth Studies Group examines inequalities that affect young people's lives across national and international contexts. It has a particular focus on Australia, South-East Asia and the Pacific

Social Work

Social Work

Led by Professor Mel Gray from the School of Humanities and Social Science, the Social Work Research Program has established a strong track record and an Excellence in Research for Australia ranking of 'well above world standard'.

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology

The Speech pathology discipline is distinctive in its diversity (speech, language, fluency, disability, aphasia) and focus on the impact of communication disorders and disabilities in everyday life and on key stakeholders supporting them in education, health and employment.

Wine Studies Research Network

Wine Studies Research Network

Wine studies research is a humanities and social science-based field at University of Newcastle. Cross-discipline collaboration in this field includes scholars from history, social science, business and tourism.