Faculty Groups

Faculty of Business and Law

Asset Pricing and Corporate Governance Studies

Asset Pricing and Corporate Governance Studies

The Centre of Asset Pricing and Corporate Governance Studies is a collaborative research group that consists of academics from the University of Newcastle and internationally-recognised academics at other Australian and overseas institutions.

Workshop on Institutions and Socio-Economic Development  (WISED)

Workshop on Institutions and Socio-Economic Development (WISED)

Focusing on Institutional Design, Change, and Diversity and Socio-Economic Development, The Workshop on Institutions and Socio-economic Development (WISED) is an interdisciplinary research forum designed to contribute to a better understanding of socio-economic development and factors that impede the latter.

Complaints Management ROI

Complaints Management ROI

The Complaints Management Return on Investment (ROI) Research Group is an interdisciplinary team of University of Newcastle researchers whose goal is to improve customer complaint management practice.

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Faculty of Education and Arts

Alternative Futures and Regional Prospects Research Network

Alternative Futures and Regional Prospects Research Network

Alternative Futures Network a world-first collaboration that studies and promotes alternative modes of development beyond Carbon, Capital, and (extracted) Commodities with a focus on the prospects of urban development in Australian regional areas, particularly Hunter Region.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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'.

Centre for Early Modern Studies

Centre for Early Modern Studies

The Centre for Early Modern Studies brings together a new group of scholars specialising in research on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with a concentration of expertise in the literature of Renaissance England, France and North America.

Global Newcastle Research Network

Global Newcastle Research Network

The Global Newcastle Research Network investigates Newcastle and its identity in the wider world, in the region, and in the city itself.  Within it, historians, librarians, and cultural researchers are aiming to find out what makes Newcastle tick in the present, based on its rich past and heritage.

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.

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

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.

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.

SMARTDESIGN Interdisciplinary Research Network

SMARTDESIGN Interdisciplinary Research Network

SMARTDESIGN is a network of interdisciplinary scholars from Design, IT and Health that is taking a user centred co-design approach to developing and testing mobile health interventions to meet the rapidly changing health needs of Australians. Our objectives are to design mobile health applications for patients and their caregivers to have greater self-management over their health conditions and enabling adherence to medical advice and treatments.

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.

The Society, Health and Disability Research Group

The Society, Health and Disability Research Group

The Society, Health and Disability Research Group brings new and established approaches from the Humanities and Social Sciences to the study of health and disability.

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.

Wine Studies Research Network

Wine Studies Research Network

The Wine Network includes scholars from history, social science, business and tourism. The University of Newcastle is the only Australian university actively undertaking interdisciplinary wine studies research in humanities and social science.

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Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Applied Informatics Research

Applied Informatics Research

Informatics is the study of Information Technology and its uses. Applied Informatics emphasises its application to real world problems.

CIFAL Newcastle

CIFAL Newcastle

CIFAL Newcastle is affiliated to the United Nations through its parent body UNITAR.We are hosted by the University of Newcastle (UON) in Australia. Our core mission is to build the capacity of cities and communities through education and training.

Distributed Computing

Distributed Computing

The Distributed Computing Research Group (DCRG) is focused on investigating distributed and network computing concepts and implementations.

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Engineers are developing new innovative computer and other models to provide methods of assessment of environmental impacts and management of disturbed ecosystems.

Fluid Mechanics and Turbulence

Fluid Mechanics and Turbulence

The Fluid Mechanics and Turbulence Research Group is applying an advanced understanding of the physics of turbulence to developments in turbulence computation, control and management.

i3 Lab

i3 Lab

Human-Computer Interaction research that explores how advanced interactive technologies are applied to real-world problems. The i3 Lab addresses industry-relevant problems where significant value can be gained by the invention of new solutions related to the complex interactions that occur between the humans, computers and data.

Interdisciplinary Machine Learning

Interdisciplinary Machine Learning

The Interdisciplinary Machine Learning Research Group (IMLRG) investigates aspects of machine learning, pattern recognition and data analysis in theory, experiments and applications. Particular emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary projects.

Knowledge Engineering Research Team

Knowledge Engineering Research Team

The Knowledge Engineering Research Team (KERT) brings together academics at the University of Newcastle who have research interests in knowledge engineering, smart knowledge management systems, multi-agent agents, knowledge-based embedded systems and augmented reality.

Materials Engineering

Materials Engineering

The Materials Engineering Research Group conducts research into the properties, behaviour and structure of materials to enhance their performance.

Newcastle Robotics Laboratory

Newcastle Robotics Laboratory

The Newcastle Robotics Laboratory is an interdisciplinary research and training initiative of several robotics related research teams from different research areas including applied mathematics, architecture, computer science, control, electrical engineering, neuroscience, mechatronics and software engineering.

Precision Mechatronics Lab

Precision Mechatronics Lab

A multidisciplinary group of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and physicists developing new mechatronic and robotic technologies for fabrication, imaging, and health care

Surveying

Surveying

The Surveying Research Group is conducting research in the photogrammetry and special information area, in applications of automated image matching and surface shape registration, without the use of control points.

Telecommunications Networks

Telecommunications Networks

The Telecommunications Networks Research Group is engaged in research and development across a range of new telecommunications technology, in areas such as 4G wireless communication systems, channel coding techniques, Smart Grid Technology, and machine-to-machine communications.

Water Resources Engineering

Water Resources Engineering

The Water Resources Engineering Research Group are developing innovative computer models to provide methods of assessment of environmental impacts and management of disturbed ecosystems.

Wind Energy

Wind Energy

The Wind Energy Research Group focuses on the continued design and development of highly-efficient, low-cost small wind turbines.

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Faculty of Health and Medicine

Adult Lifestyle Incentives for Vitality and Energy

Adult Lifestyle Incentives for Vitality and Energy

ALIVE is a cross-disciplinary collaboration among our University community that supports health professionals to assist their clients with weight management through lifestyle changes. The group is affiliated with the PRC for Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) and The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).

Australian Centre for Evidence Based Nutrition and Dietetics

Australian Centre for Evidence Based Nutrition and Dietetics

ACEBaND participates in the University of Newcastle evidence-based synthesis group; which is an affiliated centre of the University of Western Sydney in collaboration with the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI).  It is the only centre with an exclusive focus on nutrition internationally.

Cancer Metastasis Research

Cancer Metastasis Research

The Cancer Metastasis Research Unit is a research-only division of medical biochemistry devoted to research into the biology of cancer metastasis. The Unit provides laboratory training at post-graduate and post-doctoral level.

Chlamydia Research

Chlamydia Research

The Chlamydia Research Group (CRG) is a major research group in the Discipline of Immunology and Microbiology. The group is funded by research grants from the NHMRC, the ARC, the HRC (NZ) and has substantial industry funding and is also part of the HMRI VIVA research group.

Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) provides national and international education programs in public health for health professionals and the promotion and delivery of trans-disciplinary research into health and health care.

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Discipline of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology is a multidisciplinary group of medicines experts spanning the scientific, clinical and social science aspects of medicines development, clinical trials regulation, pricing, clinical use of medicines and pharmaceutical policy.

Clinical Radiation Research

Clinical Radiation Research

In Radiation Oncology, one patient's care is managed by many: radiation oncologists (doctors), medical physics specialists, radiation therapists and nurses. Administration staff manage the complex task of fitting in so many people to receive their treatment and follow-up, and Clinical Trials Coordinators make sure that when study participants agree to take part in a trial, they know what to expect.

Clinical Toxicology

Clinical Toxicology

The Clinical Toxicology Research Group focuses on improving understanding of poisoning and envenoming in patients and undertaking studies to determine the effectiveness of antidotes and antivenoms in treatment of these conditions.

Education and Nursing Research in Child Health

Education and Nursing Research in Child Health

The Centre for Education and Nursing Research in Child Health's aim is to support and encourage nurses working in child and family health, neonatal, paediatric and adolescent health (hereafter termed child health nursing/nurses) to undertake research, ensure nursing practice in these specialty areas is evidence based and build nurses' post graduate education and professional development.

Fathers and Families

Fathers and Families

The Fathers and Families Research Program (F&FRP) is a unique Australian research team exploring paternal functions, roles and relationships. The research program is part of the Family Action Centre. The Fathers and Families Research Program links practice, education and research to strengthen families, improve professional practice and increase the capability of communities to work with family systems.

Gomeroi gaaynggal

Gomeroi gaaynggal

The Gomeroi gaaynggal ('Babies from Gomeroi lands') program is working to improve the health outcomes and opportunities for Aboriginal women and their children.

Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

The Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Research group focuses on research into the use of both ionising and non-ionising radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Mental Health Nursing Research and Practice Development

Mental Health Nursing Research and Practice Development

The Nursing Research and Practice Development Unit (NRPDU) exists within the Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research. The program of research operating from the NRPDU locates research into mental health nursing within a broad framework of mental health services research. The main focus of the program is to assess the effectiveness of nursing led psychological and psychosocial interventions using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.

Midwifery

Midwifery

The Midwifery Research Group is lead by Dr Virginia Skinner who has worked as a Research Project Officer for Associate Professor Martin Veysey for the previous five years on two studies, one assessing cardiovascular health in an elderly population and the other assessing the relationship between bitter taste, folate intake and the development of bowel polyps before commencing work at the University of Newcastle.

Mothers and Babies

Mothers and Babies

The Mothers and Babies Research Centre is a multidisciplinary group working on maternal, foetal and neonatal health problems.

Newcastle University Evidence-Based Nutrition and Dietetics

Newcastle University Evidence-Based Nutrition and Dietetics

NUEBaND is a collaboration that is designed to build the capacity and hence research capacity of the academic and conjoint staff of the University of Newcastle.  In Nutrition and Dietetics this is done through collaboration amongst our University community and outreach to the professional practising community, unifying and moving forward.

Nutraceuticals Research

Nutraceuticals Research

The area of Nutraceuticals has long been the focus of the research group headed by Professor Manohar Garg. Nutraceuticals, dietary supplements and functional foods have been the research focus of the many successful research higher degree students and postdoctoral fellows. This group brings together a number of academic staff members and their research personnel from the Faculty of Health and Medicine, Faculty of Science & IT and Faculty of Education & Arts under one umbrella.

Professional Issues and Acute Care

Professional Issues and Acute Care

Researchers involved in Professional Issues and Acute Care are focused on making a difference in the delivery of health services and for health professionals in the clinical environment, often using a multidisciplinary approach.

Youth Outreach for Diabetes

Youth Outreach for Diabetes

Young people with type 1 diabetes are transferred from comprehensive outreach paediatric services to adult services at around 18 years of age. Many rural adult services have few resources to specifically support them, and the culture is more focused on compliance and long term complications. Young people are expected to have competent self management skills, which is often not the case as there are limited transition programs within Hunter New England Health. This issue is important as they are life longer users of the health care system.

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Faculty of Science

Advanced Chemistry

Advanced Chemistry

The Advanced Chemistry Group (ACG) is the major research grouping in Chemistry at the University of Newcastle.

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology takes a broad and integrative approach to understanding mental processes.

Environmental Biology and Biotechnology

Environmental Biology and Biotechnology

The Environmental Biology and Biotechnology Research Group brings together research scientists interested in establishing impact monitoring, conservation and management tools for Australia's unique fauna and ecosystem

Environmental and Climate Change

Environmental and Climate Change

The Environmental and Climate Change Research Group (ECCRG) conduct internationally significant research in hydrology, climatology, palaeoclimatology and landscape modelling.

Environmental Water Science

Environmental Water Science

Water is a basic component of human existence and the support system on which people and ecosystems depend. The academics in this research group study its importance to ecosystems and humans, its use and management as a resource, and its modification through contamination and pollution.

Exercise and Sport Science

Exercise and Sport Science

Research within Exercise & Sport Science is diverse and project populations range from elite athletes to low back pain patients.

Health and Clinical Psychology

Health and Clinical Psychology

The Health and Clinical Psychology Research Group conducts fundamental and applied research into factors associated with psychological well-being and physical health across the lifespan.

Marine Natural Products and Chemical Ecology

Marine Natural Products and Chemical Ecology

Marine Natural Products Chemistry is the study of the structure and chemistry of compounds produced by marine plants and animals such as algae and sponges.

Medical Physics

Medical Physics

The Medical Physics Research Group comprises physicists based within the Radiation Oncology Department, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital. We are a member of the Centre for Information Based Medicine, University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute. We are closely aligned with the Prostate Cancer Trials Group and the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) which organise and conduct clinical trials throughout Australasia.

Metabolic Research

Metabolic Research

The Metabolic Research Group comprises academics within the School of Environmental and Life Sciences who have interests in studying metabolism at the cellular, tissue and body levels. Research focuses on measuring alterations to homeostasis at the cellular level in the case of bacteria and the whole body in relation to responding to external stimuli.

Nutrition, Food and Health

Nutrition, Food and Health

Research into nutrition, food and health at the University of Newcastle's Ourimbah Campus makes a significant contribution to the Faculty of Science research portfolio. The scope of research encompasses both novel and traditional areas of food, nutrition and biologically active natural products.

Sensory, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Sensory, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Neuroscience in the School of Psychology embraces contemporary questions in sensory, cognitive and affective function in human and animal models of brain and behaviour.

Social and Organisational Psychology

Social and Organisational Psychology

The Social and Organisational Psychology research group is a multidisciplinary research group.

Surface and Nanoscience

Surface and Nanoscience

Our primary research focus is on the modelling and analysis of the structure of the surface of solids from the surface atomic layer through to the bulk.

Sustainable Use of Coasts and Catchments

Sustainable Use of Coasts and Catchments

The Sustainable Use of Coasts and Catchments Research Group undertakes research to support the sustainable use and conservation of the living resources and environments of coasts and catchments, the preservation of their related social values, and the development of innovative techniques, management and conservation strategies with a particular emphasis on marine conservation.

Tectonics and Earth Resources

Tectonics and Earth Resources

In broadest terms, our research examines the lithospheric processes that form the physical environment in which we live. This research is achieved within a plate tectonic framework that focuses on the formation and dispersal of continents.

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