University 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.

Advanced Cyber Security Engineering Research Centre

Advanced Cyber Security Engineering Research Centre

The overall aim of the Advanced Cyber Security Research Centre (ACSRC) is to achieve fundamental advances in the theory, design and management of models and techniques that would enable secure and dependable computing information systems and services.

An important characteristic of ACSRC is its research capabilities and expertise covering both theory and practice in addressing the challenges that arise in achieving secure systems in a heterogeneous mobile distributed environment involving distributed systems, wireless, broadband and peer to peer networks, mobile devices and distributed information services.

International Centre for Balanced Land Use

International Centre for Balanced Land Use

The International Centre for Balanced Land Use addresses the challenges faced by NSW and globally with food and energy security, and economic, environment and social balance.

Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies

Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies

The Centre for Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies (CBSPT) is actively involved in both fundamental and applied research on a range of problems associated with bulk solids and particulate technology. Research areas include storage, flow, processing and transportation of bulk solids. CBSPT also provides specialist courses for industry through its professional development programs.

Centre for Rehab Innovations

Centre for Rehab Innovations

CITRS is a research centre set to redefine how medical rehabilitation is delivered in Australia. CITRS’s mandate is to engage with industry and the health care sector to develop novel solutions that will help to prevent disease and facilitate individualised rehabilitation in residential and age care environments and rehabilitation settings.

Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER)

Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER)

The Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER) aims to safeguard people's social, economic and physical health and wellbeing by developing innovative, cost-effective and sustainable technologies and solutions that reduce the impact of pollutants on the environment.

Excellence for Equity in Higher Education

Excellence for Equity in Higher Education

The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE) undertakes interdisciplinary, international and collaborative research designed to create the highest standards in equity practice locally, nationally and globally.  CEEHE combines the University of Newcastle's extensive experience of equity initiatives locally with the widely acknowledged research expertise of its staff in this field to offer global leadership.

Family Action Centre (FAC)

Family Action Centre (FAC)

The Family Action Centre (FAC) is a research, teaching and practice centre focused on families and their communities. The Centre has a 30 year track record of innovative, dynamic and enduring work that aims to strengthen family and community wellbeing. The assets and diverse resources of families and communities underpin vibrant, cohesive and resilient societies. The FAC is committed to addressing the factors that affect the health, wellbeing, social and educational paths of families, particularly for those challenged by increasingly complex vulnerabilities.

Full Employment and Equity

Full Employment and Equity

The Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) promotes research aimed at restoring full employment and achieving an economy that delivers equitable outcomes for all.

Centre for Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability (GLASS)

Centre for Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability (GLASS)

GLASS is working to enable women’s participation and leadership opportunities within society to achieve gender equality, social and ecological sustainability and the empowerment of women and girls. GLASS will do this through relevant and collaborative research, leading to informed, high quality contributions to research literature, social dialogue and policy.

Global Innovative Centre for  Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN)

Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN)

Innovation in materials science and research to develop advanced technologies and solutions for the global energy, environment and health sectors.

Health Professional Education

Health Professional Education

The Centre for Health Professional Education is committed to engaging in a systematic and rigorous program of research that will examine the effectiveness of curricula interventions as well as the impact of health professional education on patient outcomes.

Health Services

Health Services

The Health Services Research and Innovation Centre (HSRIC) aims to improve the design and management health services with particular emphasis interdisciplinary approaches to addressing critical challenges.

Hunter Research Foundation Centre

Hunter Research Foundation Centre

The Hunter Research Foundation Centre (HRFC) is a multi-disciplinary research centre focused on building economic and social strength in cities and regions undergoing profound change. Leading researchers work with industry, government and the community to provide socio-economic research and analysis across sectors including health, engineering, energy and the environment. The Centre is the result of a partnership forged between the long-standing Hunter Research Foundation and Newcastle’s world-class university.

HunterWiSE

HunterWiSE

HunterWiSE is an initiative that establishes mentorship avenues for women in STEM throughout the Hunter region; promoting positive collaboration and sharing of experiences.

Infrastructure Performance and Reliability

Infrastructure Performance and Reliability

The Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability (CIPAR) is at the international forefront in assessing the reliability, safety, durability and management of buildings, bridges, pipelines, aviation, and other infrastructure systems. The pioneering research at CIPAR includes risk and reliability assessment, corrosion of infrastructure, and structural masonry.

Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research

Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research (CIBER) was formed in 2003 to address important social, cultural and technical challenges involving architecture, building and design.

International Collaborative Centre for Carbon Futures

International Collaborative Centre for Carbon Futures

An international research collaboration network developing innovative technologies for a sustainable carbon economy.

International Network on Gender, Social Justice and Praxis

International Network on Gender, Social Justice and Praxis

The Network is focused on promoting more equitable access to and participation in higher education and lifelong learning around the world, particularly for women.

Ironmaking Materials Research

Ironmaking Materials Research

The Centre for Ironmaking Materials Research (CIMR) is a partnership between NIER and BHP Billiton, aimed at defining the link between fundamental iron ore and metallurgical coal properties and their performance in the ironmaking process.

Mass and Thermal Transport in Engineering Materials

Mass and Thermal Transport in Engineering Materials

The Centre for Mass and Thermal Transport in Engineering Materials has a very strong research capability in the theory and simulation of mass and thermal transport in a wide variety of materials ranging from disordered and ordered multicomponent alloys to cation-mixed oxides, from metal/ceramic composites to fast ion conductors.

Medical Engineering Research

Medical Engineering Research

The Centre has a strong program of medical engineering research spanning applications including medical signal processing, image analysis, virtual reality in medical settings, artificial organs, precision mechatronics, personalised medicine and intelligent implants.

Multiphase Processes

Multiphase Processes

The Centre for Multiphase Processes conducts research in the science and technology of fine particles and bubbles. Multiphase processes, which involve more than one phase of matter, form the basis for all Australian process industries including food, energy, agricultural, production and processing.

Optimal Planning and Operations

Optimal Planning and Operations

The Centre for Optimal Planning and Operations (C-OPT) brings together researchers with expertise and experience in using quantitative methods to develop innovative, customised solutions that help businesses streamline their processes and enhance their decision making, to reduce costs, increase productivity, and positively impact their triple bottom line.

Plant Science

Plant Science

The Centre for Plant Science (CPS) enjoys long standing national and international recognition in discovering physiological and molecular mechanisms regulating nutrient transport in higher plants and the development of specialised transport cells.

Purai - Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research

Purai - Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research

Purai is an exciting research initiative to integrate global and transnational analytical perspectives and frameworks with research on Indigenous and diaspora studies, and other related topics of race and society.

Resources Health and Safety

Resources Health and Safety

The Centre for Resources Health and Safety draws on the multidisciplinary expertise of University researchers spanning disciplines including workplace health and safety, psychology, psychiatry, respiratory studies and environmental impacts, to meet sector demand in this area and facilitate industry and government collaborations for the benefit of communities in resource intensive regions.

Rural and Remote Mental Health

Rural and Remote Mental Health

The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) aims to improve the provision of mental health services through the identification of and response to the needs of rural and remote communities. In particular, this includes the development of appropriate service models for rural mental health care, providing professional development opportunities for clinical staff and offering education and training.

Secure and Reliable Communications

Secure and Reliable Communications

The Centre for Secure and Reliable Communications contributes to developing telecommunication networks that are robust to eavesdropping attacks, interference, and noise.

Signal Processing Microelectronics

Signal Processing Microelectronics

Signal Processing Microelectronics (SPM) is a research centre in Electrical Engineering. SPM conducts work in the areas of high speed FPGA and ASIC implementations; theory-based design and analysis; software tool development; and digital and analog hardware design.

Social Research and Regional Futures

Social Research and Regional Futures

The Centre for Social Research and Regional Futures (CSRRF) provides innovative research services and new social perspectives to benefit industry, the community and government.

Space Physics

Space Physics

The Centre for Space physics examines space weather to better understand its impact on billions of dollars worth of spacecraft and related infrastructure.

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.

Study of Violence

Study of Violence

The Centre for the Study 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.

Umulliko Indigenous Higher Education Centre

Umulliko Indigenous Higher Education Centre

The Umulliko Indigenous Higher Education Centre seeks a deeper level of framework, in which the past, present and future are combined to form a holistic Indigenous understanding.

Urban and Regional Studies

Urban and Regional Studies

The Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) engages in research focused on the complex political, economic, social, cultural and environmental processes and relations that are transforming cities and regions.

Water, Climate and Land

Water, Climate and Land

The Centre for Water, Climate and Land (CWCL) focuses on understanding and dealing with the impacts of climate variability and change in the Asia-Pacific region. Of particular interest are hydrological extremes and how these may change in the future. Other areas of expertise include characterising impacts of climate variability and change, seasonal/interannual hydroclimate forecasting, extreme event (e.g. flood, drought, bushfire etc.) risk analysis, hydrological modelling, stochastic modelling, water resources management and climate-smart agriculture.

Water Security and Environmental Sustainability

Water Security and Environmental Sustainability

Water controls Australia’s well-being, environmental health and economy. The Centre for Water Security and Environmental Sustainability (CWSES) is a strategic initiative that builds upon research strengths of ERA 5 groups. It brings together key researchers in Civil, Surveying and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences.