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Newcastle Business School

Associate Professor Brendan Boyle

International Business

Associate Professor Brendan Boyle specialises in the areas of international human resource management, the management of multinational corporations and international business strategy.

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Dr Mariano Heyden

International Business

An out-of-the-box thinker with a razor-sharp mind, Dr Mariano Heyden is working to cement a systematic, nuanced understanding of strategic decision making.

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Dr Sidsel Grimstad

Environmental Sustainability

An expert on environmental sustainability, Dr Sidsel Grimstad is seeking to suss out how being green in business can be a competitive advantage and how it can be supported through collaborative networks.

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Dr Paul Docherty

Accounting and Finance

Dr Paul Docherty's research interests lie in empirical finance and capital markets, focusing primarily on asset pricing.

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Dr Hao Tan

International Business

Dr Hao Tan's international business research is looking to satisfy intrigue about the energy system powering the world's largest developing economy, as he provides information and insight into the industrial dynamics in China's energy sector and their implications to global business and economics.

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Dr Tim Connor

International Labour Law

Tim Connor's research focuses on the relationship between voluntary and state-sanctioned governance of employment rights.

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Associate Professor Guilherme Pires

Marketing

Appreciating multiculturalism and the buying power of growing minority groups around the world, Associate Professor Guilherme Pires is seeking to prove one size does not fit all when it comes to luring and securing audiences.

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Dr Tod Moore

Politics

Digging deep into the literary archives, Dr Tod Moore is seeking to understand and stimulate discussion about how contemporary politics has come to be.

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Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell

Organisational Behaviour

Internationally-renowned organisational behaviour expert, Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell is helping to form a new generation of inter-professional healthcare teams.

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Professor Daniel Nyberg

Management and Organisational Studies

From the politics of global warming to the economics of democracy, Professor Daniel Nyberg is seeking to understand how corporations responsibly – or not so responsibly – engage with society and the environment.

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Associate Professor Kala Saravanamuthu

Accounting

Dr Saravanamuthu's primary area of research is in developing holistic and emancipatory accountability and decision-making tools that create change from the conventional pursuit of economic returns to more sustainable interaction with nature.

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Professor Kevin Lyons

Tourism

Professor Kevin Lyons' research focuses on the Hunter as a regional tourism destination and the visitor economy it generates.

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Dr Tony Drew

International Business

As interesting as it is interdisciplinary, Dr Tony Drew’s research is helping to inform business practitioners and policymakers on the most effective ways to engage in international diplomacy and corporate affairs.

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Professor Morris Altman

Economics

Observing and analysing ordinary human life from multiple angles, Professor Morris Altman is seeking to help explain and predict economic decision-making in the 21st century.

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Newcastle Law School

Associate Professor Neil Foster

Torts and Workplace Law

Associate Professor Neil Foster's main research interests are Torts (civil liability for wrongs) and Occupational (Workplace) Health and Safety Law.

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Kcasey McLoughlin

Law

Kcasey McLoughlin is an early career researcher and social commentator who probes the notion of gendered difference in Australian law.

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Dr Amy Maguire

Law

Dr Amy Maguire's research relates to the collective human right to self-determination, with particular focus on Indigenous peoples in Australia and Irish nationalists in the North of Ireland.

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Nola Ries

Law

A lauded authority on health law, Nola Ries brings an evidence-based approach to investigating law’s impact on health systems, professional practices and individual behaviour.

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School of Creative Arts

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Dr Kit Messham-Muir

Art history and theory

Dr Kit Messham-Muir is an art theorist and museologist in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Newcastle whose current research focus is the psychological and emotional dimensions of visualising war.

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Dr Jocelyn McKinnon

Creative Arts

Tying together elements of time, space, bodies and audiences, Dr Jocelyn McKinnon's imaginative art pieces are serving as critical reflections of society's manifold ills, influences and idiosyncrasies.

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Professor Frank Millward

Creative Arts, Media And Communication

Professor Frank Millward explores the intersection between fine art, music and theatre making, and how technology is turning the arts into a fertile ground for innovative research.

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Dr Gillian Arrighi

Drama, Theatre And Performance Studies

Dr Gillian Arrighi is interested in the circus, the role of children in the entertainment industry, and the arts/health nexus, particularly the impact creative engagement has on everyday life.  Her research investigates the social significance of the growth of community-based circus and circus skills groups since the 1970s. 

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Dr Catherine Grant

Endangered Music

Music endangerment is not just a research field for Dr Catherine Grant; she is an activist and interventionist for communities that are suffering the cultural loss of their music traditions.

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Professor Richard Vella

Music

As Professor of Music in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Newcastle, Professor Richard Vella, is investigating the economic and cultural value of Australian music exports.

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Associate Professor Rosalind Halton

Music Performance

Associate Professor Rosalind Halton is an accomplished harpsichord player and foundation member of the baroque ensemble Chacona.  She specialises in bringing to performance little-known and often previously unheard works from the vast catalogue of cantatas and serenatas by Italian Baroque composer Alessandro Scarlatti.

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Dr Philip Matthias

Music composition

For the Torres Strait Islander (TSI) community, music helps to articulate the concepts and embodied experiences of their lives. Despite its significance to the culture, there is a fragmented and under-developed approach to the documentation and cultivation of music.

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Brett Alexander

Visual Arts and Crafts

The idea of making a material transform into something else holds an ongoing fascination for internationally recognised textile artist Brett Alexander.

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Dr Sean Lowry

Visual art

For the past 20 to 25 years art schools have existed within academic institutions. It's not a new idea, but from the perspective of Dr Sean Lowry, arts researchers are still considered outsiders.

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School of Education

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Associate Professor Tom Griffiths

Comparative and international education

Associate Professor Tom Griffiths's research centres on comparative educational analyses, including historical and contemporary explorations of policy and practice in context, linked to a world-system level theoretical approach to systems of mass education, their structure, curricula and development.

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Dr Zsuzsa Millei

Curriculum And Pedagogy

Dr Zsuzsa Millei's research examines the way in which constitutions of ‘the child’ and childhood in pre-compulsory education shift in concert with the changing problematizations about the government of population and individuals.

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Professor Allyson Holbrook

Doctoral education

Professor Allyson Holbrook of the Research Training and Transformational Knowledge program looks at the huge intellectual and emotional changes that occur in PhD candidates and what affect these have on their thinking and attrition rates.

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Dr Christine Hatton

Drama

A lost culture of frozen people is discovered underwater in the Pacific Ocean. They were frozen in time on the edge of a catastrophic environmental disaster, a crisis that scientists and archaeologists of the future grapple to fully understand. The history of these people had been erased. Who were they, these people of Ardus Unda? What happened to them? Can they be restored to life? Can we learn from their past to inform the present and the future?

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Associate Professor Linda Newman

Early Childhood Education

Associate Professor Linda Newman's far-reaching research in early childhood education is expanding the Faculty of Education and Arts' international footprint.

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Dr Narelle Eather

Education

Narelle Eather believes encouraging children to be more active is easier than people think - it's all about giving them the right tools.

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Mr Nick Riley

Education

Nick Riley believes integrating physical activity into core school subjects can improve not only students' health but their behaviour and their academic performance.

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Associate Professor Ruth Reynolds

Education

Facilitating the acquisition of globally relevant knowledge, beliefs and skills, Associate Professor Ruth Reynolds is seeking to refine the focus of Australian primary school education.

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Dr Nisha Thapliyal

Education

Dr Nisha Thapliyal believes that students, parents and communities should have the power to participate in education reform and redress inequalities in educational opportunity and quality.

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Dr Robert Parkes

Education

The work of Dr Robert Parkes sits at the intersection of history education and public history, underpinned by curriculum theory.

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Professor John Fischetti

Education

Professor John Fischetti, Head of the School of Education, is focussing his research on finding what gives great teachers that magic touch – how to prepare them to help students really learn. His aim is to produce teachers who are well equipped for a new era in education.

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Dr Scott Imig

Education

From marines to Masters' students, principals to preservice teachers, Dr Scott Imig is helping educators on both sides of the Pacific to engage in reflective practice and conversations about growth.

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Dr Adam Lloyd

Education

Adam is a post-doctoral research fellow in the School of Education. His research to date has primarily been focused on identifying parenting practices/strategies to best prevent childhood obesity and better understand how parents influence their children’s lifestyle behaviours.

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Professor Geoff Whitty

Equity in Education

International league tables in tertiary education provide useful comparisons about rankings and research outputs – but how do universities perform when it comes to providing equal access?

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Dr Rachel Buchanan

Equity in Education

Dr Rachel Buchanan works at uncovering and addressing the equity implications of the increased deployment of educational technologies in all levels of education.

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Dr Erica Southgate

Equity in Higher Education

  Dr Erica Southgate explores the factors that create disadvantage in higher education and creates real world solutions to address them.

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Professor Philip Morgan

Human Movement And Sports Science

Professor Philip Morgan’s research program is tackling the obesity epidemic. His work focuses on the impact of school and community based interventions to prevent or treat obesity in child, adolescent and adult populations.

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Professor David Lubans

Human Movement And Sports Science

The University of Newcastle's (UON) Professor David Lubans is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow who is delivering a range of innovative school programs designed to upskill teachers in physical education and re-engage teens.

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Professor Ron Plotnikoff

Human Movement and Sports Science

Professor Ron Plotnikoff is Director of the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition which has an interdisciplinary approach to understanding physical activity and nutrition relating to population health strategies for chronic disease prevention, treatment and wellbeing.

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Dr Elena Prieto-Rodriguez

Mathematics Education

There has been a massive drop in the number of advanced mathematics students in the last decade, accompanied by poor results across all school years. Dr Elena Prieto-Rodriguez believes this has significant implications for Australia's ability to produce the next generation of engineers, physicists, chemists and software engineers – the innovators we need to skill Australia into the future.

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Dr Drew Miller

Physical Education

Mentoring using the familiar and effective mantra 'work hard, play hard,' Dr Drew Miller is seeking to promote and produce holistic, evidence-based physical education programs for children and adolescents across the country.

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Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly

Special Education

Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly's research focuses on the needs of individuals with multiple and severe disability. Communication intervention and behaviour support are two main strands of this research, informed by behaviour state assessment.

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Professor Jenny Gore

Teacher Education

Leading a new era of teacher education and professional development, pedagogy expert, Professor Jenny Gore, is building a world-class model of education excellence that helps support both teachers and students and is influencing government and educational bodies across Australia.

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School of Humanities and Social Science

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Dr Sally Hewat

Speech Pathology

Dr Sally Hewat, a University of Newcastle (UON) speech pathologist who specialises in the treatment of stuttering, is working to establish speech therapy in Vietnam – where, as a profession, it doesn't exist.

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Associate Professor Bronwyn Hemsley

Speech Pathology

Bronwyn Hemsley's research is helping bypass speech difficulties through the use of mobile technologies and e-health solutions.

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Professor Alison Ferguson

Speech Pathology

Professor Alison Ferguson is a speech pathology researcher whose specialty is communicative interaction. She explores novel communication strategies for people who have lost speech and language function.

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Dr Caragh Brosnan

Sociology and Anthropology

Dr Caragh Brosnan is a researcher in the sociology of health and illness. Her focus is on health care and its value to society, but more fundamentally, the moral and principled human decisions that lie behind the science that governs our health and wellbeing.

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Dr David Farrugia

Sociology and Anthropology

Through his research into the shifting sense of identity of Australia's young people, University of Newcastle sociologist Dr David Farrugia is questioning the assumptions on which our policies around rural youth are based.

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Dr Kathleen McPhillips

Sociology and Anthropology

Dr Kathleen McPhillips is looking into the murky world of child sexual abuse within the church culture.

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Dr Hedda Askland

Sociology and Anthropology

University of Newcastle researcher Dr Hedda Haugen Askland examines the deep-rooted forces behind home, identity and belonging in exile and refugee communities.

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Dr Daniela Heil

Sociology and Anthropology

Daniela Heil's anthropological expertise is helping to understand the impact of cultural differences on the health of indigenous communities.

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Dr Terry Leahy

Sociology and Anthropology

Dr Terry Leahy, a University of Newcastle sociologist, is behind a film documenting a permaculture project in Zimbabwe that has changed lives and boosted food security.

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Dr Julia Coffey

Sociology and Anthropology

By listening to young people's ways of tackling problems, Dr Julia Coffey from the University of Newcastle is advancing sociological understanding of body image and health.

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Professor Lisa Adkins

Sociology and Anthropology

Professor Lisa Adkins' research interests are in feminist theory and the sociology of gender; social and cultural theory; and economic sociology (especially the sociology of post-industrial economies and the new political economy).

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Professor Pam Nilan

Sociology and Anthropology

Professor Pam Nilan contributes a unique sociologist's viewpoint to the body of research on youth cultures in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Professor John Germov

Sociology

Professor Germov is a sociologist and widely published author with research interests spanning the social origins of food and alcohol habits, public health nutrition, sociology of obesity and workplace change. His recent work focuses on the historical sociology of wine.

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Dr Steven Threadgold

Sociology

Drugs, violence and laziness – if you believe everything you hear in the media, young people have a lot to answer for. However, sociologist and Newcastle Youth Studies Group co-convenor, Dr Steven Threadgold, is ardent about uncovering the entire picture and contributing to a better understanding of the next generation.

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Dr Tamara Blakemore

Social work

Dr Tamara Blakemore's framework for social work practice is grounded in an understanding of the complex and connected contexts that prompt, facilitate, and constrain the wellbeing of children, families and communities.

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Professor Mel Gray

Social Work

Under the guidance of Professor Gray, the University of Newcastle was the only university in Australia to receive a '5' rating for social work research in the "Excellence in Research for Australia" (ERA) rankings which are administered by the Australian Research Council.

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Professor Terry Lovat

Philosophy, Religion and Theology

Nothing frustrates Professor Terry Lovat more than opening a newspaper to read uninformed commentary about Muslims and the Islamic faith.

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Professor Roland Boer

Religion, radicalism and revolutionaries all fall under the critical gaze of theologian and writer Professor Roland Boer.

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Dr Christina Petterson

Philosophy and Religion

Looking at Christianity through the lenses of theology, history and cultural theory, Dr Christina Petterson's critical text-based study is seeking to evaluate its influence on the switch from feudalism to capitalism and other evolving socioeconomic structures

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Dr Catriona Malau

Linguistics

Documenting small, regional languages can help them to not only survive, but thrive.

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Associate Professor Mark Harvey

Linguistics

When it comes to language, how well do we actually understand the structure of syllables and words? Associate Professor Mark Harvey's 2015 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project aims to determine this through the documentation of a severely endangered Indigenous language.

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Dr Michael Franjieh

Linguistics

Linguistics researcher Dr Michael Franjieh is working to revitalise language and assist literacy levels by documenting some of Vanuatu's most severely endangered languages.

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Dr Christo Moskovsky

Linguistics

At the heart of a cross-faculty research project under way at Newcastle is the view to improving the quality of life of newcomers to Australia.

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Dr Bill Palmer

Linguistics

A dedicated team of Newcastle linguists is committed to studying the practical, scientific and cultural significance of dying local languages.

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Dr James Bennett

History

Because he doesn't believe the present can be understood without acknowledging the past, Dr James Bennett is casting a critical eye over a broad slice of twentieth century Australia and New Zealand.

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Professor Lyndall Ryan

History

The story of Professor Lyndall Ryan from Newcastle's Centre for the History of Violence began while documenting the history of Tasmania's convict system.

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Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds

History

Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds is on a quest to unearth the real story of Australia's nuclear ambitions

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Dr Kit Candlin

History

An authority on all things American, Dr Kit Candlin is seeking to unearth – and solve – some of its history's most devilish mysteries.

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Professor Victoria Haskins

History

Professor Victoria Haskins' study of Indigenous domestic service policies across two countries is filling a gap in the historical narrative.

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Dr Kate Ariotti

History

Digging into the past and turning up surprising – and sometimes uncomfortable – truths, Dr Kate Ariotti is seeking to put names, faces and facts to the First World War prisoner of war experience.

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Associate Professor Hans-Lukas Kieser

History

University of Newcastle Future Fellow Professor Hans-Lukas Kieser looks to humanity's violent past for answers to a peaceful future

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Dr Nancy Cushing

History

Dr Nancy Cushing is an environmental historian who is examining the underlying beliefs and aims that led, by the end of the colonial period, to a typical Australian diet based around the heavy consumption of beef and mutton.

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Dr Julie McIntyre

History

For Dr Julie McIntyre, wine represents history in a glass. "It's a way of being able to travel in time. Each glass of wine is a fascinating and very complex encapsulation of the climate, land and work of people at particular points in time," said McIntyre.

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Professor Hilary Carey

History

Professor Hilary Carey's research into the anti-Transportation movement provides new insight into an important aspect of Australia's colonial history.

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Professor Roger Markwick

History

Associate Professor Roger Markwick, Head of the School of Humanities and Social Science and founding member of the Centre for the History of Violence believes the way we frame our past is pivotal for our understanding of the present.

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Professor Philip Dwyer

History

Professor Philip Dwyer and his team are leading a fundamental rethinking of violence in the modern world.

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Dr Matthew Lewis

History

In today's globalised world, with the increasing movement of peoples across borders and continents, could violent practices and mentalities move with them? Dr Matthew Lewis, a post-doctoral researcher with the Centre for the History of Violence, sheds light on this issue in his comparative study of British policing in Ireland and Palestine after the First World War.

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Associate Professor Alistair Rolls

French

Associate Professor is a leading expert on Twentieth and Twenty-First Century French Literature, the principal English-speaking scholar on the immortalized French writer Boris Vian and is paving the way forward in the field he calls Fetishism Criticism, a discourse which recognizes that two opposing narratives can co-exist while actually refuting each other.

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Dr Rebecca Beirne

Film, Media and Cultural Studies

Dr Rebecca Beirne has devoted her academic pursuits largely to media studies and the representation of queer women in popular culture

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Dr Emmett Stinson

English and writing

With the publishing industry facing unprecedented challenges from digital technologies and global competition, what does the future hold for contemporary Australian literary publishing?

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Professor Hugh Craig

English and Writing

As unlikely as it sounds, literary scholar Professor Hugh Craig has enhanced his appreciation of Shakespeare through statistical analysis.

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Dr Trisha Pender

English and Writing

Dr Trisha Pender is leading the charge in the expanding world of research into early modern women's writing.

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Dr Jesper Gulddal

English and Writing

The University of Newcastle's Head of English, Dr Jesper Gulddal, has always been fascinated by travel adventure stories, but gone are the days when fictional characters were footloose and fancy free to navigate a plot's twists and turns on a whim.

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Dr Dave Musgrave

English and Writing

With a recent revival in Australia's poetry scene, acclaimed poet Dr David Musgrove is paving the way for others to follow his path to success.

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Associate Professor Kim Cheng Boey

English and Writing

Associate Professor Kim Cheng Boey artfully juggles creative writing and the research demands of an academic career.

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Associate Professor Ros Smith

English and Writing

Associate Professor Ros Smith examines the contribution of female writers to the culture of the early modern era.

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Professor Dennis Foley

Community Welfare

Professor Dennis Foley is equally proud of his contributions as a researcher, an international networker and a teacher.

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Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson

Classics

Associate Professor Maguerite Johnson is interested in how stories from Antiquity console us and connect us as humans through the falling in love, the heartbreaks, the sorrow and the celebrations.

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Dr Alan Broadfoot

Director - NIER

Dr Alan Broadfoot is the Director of the world-class Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), established to address rapidly emerging issues in the energy and resources sector. Providing practical and viable benefits to industry, the community and the economy, NIER is advancing research in clean energy production, energy efficiency and the minimisation of carbon emissions through its research.

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School of Architecture and Built Environment

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Associate Professor Jamie MacKee

Associate Professor Jamie Mackee's research has focused on the resilience of cultural heritage and how our historic built environment might be less vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

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Professor Michael Ostwald

Architecture

Fusing geometry with geography and culture with computing, Professor Michael Ostwald is looking to ensure architectural spaces – of all descriptions – are appropriately seen, understood, used and inhabited.

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Dr Cathy Smith

Architecture

Dr Cathy Smith is interested in instances that challenge traditional understandings of architectural design, production, and consumption.

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Dr Yannis Zavoleas

Architecture

Residing in the murky borderlands between technology, art, media and the social sciences, Dr Yannis Zavoleas is seeking to construct and promote a new agenda for architecture in the 21st century.

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Dr Juhyun Lee

Architecture

Putting the needs of end-users above all else, Dr Juhyun Lee is seeking to ensure designs for the built environment are coherent, clear and shareable.

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Dr Ning Gu

Architecture

Associate Professor Ning Gu is quantifying what we think we know about design and reducing linguistic and cultural barriers to design students achieving their maximum potential.

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Dr Tessa Morrison

Architecture

Dr Tessa Morrison has reconstructed unbuilt utopian cities from 1460-1900 to analyse the interconnection of architecture and political philosophy.

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Professor Peter Davis

Building Construction

Professor Peter Davis took up the role of Chair of Construction Management in early 2014. He has equal long-term experience in industry and academic research and teaching.

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Associate Professor Graham Brewer

Construction Management

Associate Professor Graham Brewer's research is characterised by his interest in three key areas relating to innovation: innovation by individual firms; innovation across project teams; and the sociological influences on innovation.

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Dr Patrick Tang

Construction Management (Building)

Eco-conscious and exceptionally hard working, Dr Patrick Tang is looking to accommodate both structural and functional needs in his research and practical design work on building materials.

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Associate Professor Thayaparan Gajendran

Construction Management (Building)

Emphasising the importance of effective communication, sustained innovation and seamless technology integration, Associate Professor Thayaparan Gajendran is seeking to create cultures of collaboration in project-based industries around the world.

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Dr Yongjian Ke

Construction Management (Building)

Placing emphasis on the implicit rather than the explicit where contracts between professionals and patrons are concerned, Dr Yongjian Ke is seeking to ensure the longevity, safety and productivity of Asia Pacific's burgeoning construction industry.

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Dr Marcus Jeffries

Construction Management (Building)

Dr Marcus Jefferies is expert in identifying and managing risk in the emerging arena of partnerships between the public and privates sectors for the procurement, construction and operation of infrastructure.

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Dr Sittimont Kanjanabootra

Construction Management (Building)

Influential and exceptionally inventive, Dr Sittimont Kanjanabootra is calling for seamless communication and data transfer between stakeholders during all phases of construction.

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Professor SueAnne Ware

Design activist

Unafraid to resist the status quo, Professor SueAnne Ware is creating spaces that challenge public apathy and disengagement and inspire the adoption of a more humanitarian approach to some of society’s most controversial and pervasive issues.

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Dr Jason von Meding

Disaster resilience

Dr Jason Von Meding's recent research has focused on the barriers that non-government organisations (NGOs) face in disaster recovery and the reduction in overall project success that arises from lack of competency in essential areas

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Professor Mark Taylor

Interior Architecture

Professor Mark Taylor's primary research focus is the history and theory of the modern architectural interior with an emphasis on cultural and social issues.

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Professor SueAnne Ware

Landscape Architecture

Landscape architect Professor SueAnne Ware describes herself as a 'design activist'. As landscapes are often in public spaces, she believes that landscape architects share a responsibility for setting the political, social and environmental agenda.

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School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Professor Ljiljana Brankovic

With expertise in data security and privacy in data mining, Professor Ljiljana Brankovic has had a long-term interest in the growing problem of protecting an individual's personal data.

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Associate Professor Regina Berretta

Bioinformatics

Associate Professor Regina Berretta has long been interested in the crossover of the disciplines of computer science, mathematics and health, particularly where computer science has a key role to play in health innovation.

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Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin

Control Systems, Robotics And Automation

Esteemed electrical engineer Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin and his research group are masters of control.

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Professor Rick Middleton

Control and Systems Theory

Professor Rick Middleton's theoretical work is primarily focused on control and systems theory, with diverse applications from mine planning optimisation, through metal forming processes and robotics.

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Associate Professor Sarah Johnson

Electrical Engineering

Associate Professor Sarah Johnson performs research in the fields of signal processing, error correction coding and information theory. The applications of her research include secure and reliable digital communications and biomedical imaging technologies.

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Dr Duy Ngo

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Adding to an international, fundamental knowledge base of wireless communications, Dr Duy Ngo is seeking to help commercial sectors capitalise on opportunities for 5G and beyond.

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Dr Lawrence Ong

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr Lawrence Ong is addressing the global demand for faster communications by exploring new protocols for data transmission.

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Dr Shamus Smith

Human-Computer Interaction

Software engineer Dr Shamus Smith is an expert in virtual environments and human-computer interaction.

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Professor Pablo Moscato

Information Based Medicine

Professor Pablo Moscato is one of Australia's most cited computer scientists. He has been working in Evolutionary Computation since 1988, and in heuristic methods for Operations Research problems since 1985.

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Dr Luke Mathieson

Information-based medicine

Pairing powerful computer technology with applied mathematics, Dr Luke Mathieson's data analyses are a welcome, revolutionary step toward personalised patient car.

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Dr Yuen Yong

Mechatronics

Dr Yuen Yong's research interests include the design and control of nanopositioning systems, high-speed atomic force microscopy, finite-element analysis of smart materials and structures, sensing and actuation, and robot insects.

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Associate Professor Andrew Fleming

Nanopositioning

Associate Professor Andrew Fleming's research includes optical nanofabrication, nanopositioning control systems, high-speed scanning probe microscopy, micro-cantilever sensors, and metrological position sensors.

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Professor Reza Moheimani

Nanotechnology

ARC Fellow Professor Reza Moheimani's research includes developing nanotechnology capable of creating maximum memory on the smallest piece of technology, allowing people to carry huge amounts of information on a tiny portable device.

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Dr Alexandre Mendes

Optimization and Data Mining

Dr Alexandre Mendes is the Deputy Head of the Newcastle Robotics Lab. His research interests are concentrated in Optimization and Data Mining.

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School of Engineering

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Professor Tom Honeyands

The sun may be setting on the west's golden iron age, but Professor Tom Honeyands maintains there's no need to panic – if the industry can work smarter, not harder

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Jayne O'Shea

Gracious and tenacious in equal measure, NIER postgraduate mechanical engineering student Jayne O'Shea is seamlessly striking the elusive balance between work, motherhood and play.

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Professor Mark Jones

Bulk Solids Handling

With a global reputation as an authority on pneumatic conveying and bulk solids handling, Engineering Professor Mark Jones and his team have delivered more than 3,500 bulk solids handling projects for over 1,000 companies across 40 countries.

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Dr Kalpit Shah

Chemical Engineering

Passionate and inventive, Dr Kalpit Shah is seeking to develop economic, safe and sustainable ways of using raw materials and energy.

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Dr James Hambleton

Civil Engineering

Giving roughly equal weight to experimental and theoretical aspects of geomechanics, Dr Jim Hambleton is digging deep to amplify knowledge about the natural world.

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Dr Dariusz Alterman

Civil Engineering

Hearing consumer calls for government, industry and business to resolve issues related to climate change, Dr Dariusz Alterman is searching for ways to help Australia meet its emission reduction targets in 2020 and beyond.

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Laureate Professor Scott Sloan

Geotechnical Engineering

Laureate Professor Scott Sloan is the Director of the University's Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling and also leads the ARC Centre of Excellence in Geotechnical Science and Engineering.  A Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Professor Sloan is an expert in soil stability analysis.

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Professor Daichao Sheng

Geotechnical Engineering

Professor Daichao Sheng's research expertise covers the areas of unsaturated soil mechanics, computational geomechanics, cold region geotechnics and geo-environmental engineering.

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Dr George Kouretzis

Geotechnical Engineering

Dr George Kouretzis is working towards bridging the gap between research, engineering applications and public benefit, particularly in the area of onshore pipeline networks, the circulatory lifelines of modern society.

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Associate Professor Olivier Buzzi

Geotechnical Engineering

Associate Professor Olivier Buzzi's research interests are in rock mechanics, rock joints, expansive soils and unsaturated soil mechanics.

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Dr Anna Giacomini

Geotechnical Engineering

Dr Anna Giacomini, Principal Researcher in the University's Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling, is committed to innovating, promoting and improving safety in mining and civil environments.

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Dr Heber Sugo

Interdisciplinary Engineering

Material engineers Dr Heber Sugo and Professor Erich Kisi have received $515,000 from the Australian Solar Institute to create a new device that converts solar energy directly into electricity.

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Professor Erich Kisi

Materials Engineering

Material engineers Dr Heber Sugo and Professor Erich Kisi have received $515,000 from the Australian Solar Institute to create a new device that converts solar energy directly into electricity.

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Associate Professor Thomas Fiedler

Materials Engineering

Associate Professor Thomas Fiedler is driving the development of new-generation cellular materials with that are light, strong and multi-functional.

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Professor Irina Belova

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Irina Belova is recognised as one of the world's leading authorities on the theory of mass and heat transport in materials.

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Professor Kevin Galvin

Mineral Separation Process (Reflux Classifier)

Professor Kevin Galvin developed the Reflux Classifier, an industrial machine that separates fine particles on the basis of either density or size, saving the global mining and minerals processing industry billions of dollars.

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Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson

Mineral Separation Process (The Jameson Cell)

Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson is a chemical engineer and inventor of the Jameson Cell, a revolutionary mineral processing technology that contributes more than three billion dollars to the national economy every year.

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Professor Terry Wall

Resources Engineering

Emeritus Professor Terry Wall is the first Australian to win the esteemed Percy Nicholls Award for Notable Scientific or Practical Contributions in the Field of Solid Fuels

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Professor Bob Loo

Resources Engineering

Professor Bob Loo's research focuses on defining the link between fundamental iron ore and metallurgical coal properties and their performance in the ironmaking process, the formulation of ore and coal blends for effective sintering and coking, and the evaluation of new deposits.

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Professor Behdad Moghtaderi

Resources Engineering

Professor Behdad Moghtaderi is working with the Government and industry to solve global energy challenges through world-leading research in renewable energy and low emissions coal technologies. This will mean a cleaner environment – and save industry millions.

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Professor Mark Stewart

Risk Assessment in Infrastructure

Professor Mark G. Stewart is Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability and an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow. He has over 25 years of experience in probabilistic risk and vulnerability assessment of infrastructure and security systems that are subject to man-made and natural hazards.

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Professor Rob Melchers

Structural Engineering

Professor Rob Melchers’ research on marine corrosion is leading the way towards safer, more resilient offshore engineering and construction.  The corrosion of steel in marine environments is a big issue for the water industry worldwide, in particular the corrosion of mooring chains and wire rope for offshore platforms.

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Professor Michael Nilsson

Director - HMRI

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has a strong tradition of cultivating young research talent, which its Director, Professor Michael Nilsson is keen to continue.

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School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

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Anatomy

Professor Alan Brichta

Balance and the Vestibular System

Professor Alan Brichta's primary research interest is balance and the vestibular system.  His recent research has focused on the efferent branch of the vestibular system – the pathway by which the brain can modulate inner ear sensitivity.

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Associate Professor Chris Dayas

Anatomy

A contemporary contributor to understandings of the central nervous system, Associate Professor Chris Dayas is proving – and, at times, disproving – ideas about the brain’s structure and its influence on motivation and emotion.

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Dr Rebecca Lim

Balance and the Vestibular System

Dr Rebecca Lim is primarily interested in balance and the vestibular system.  She also has a strong background in auditory (hearing) research, which involves neighboring regions in the inner ear and brain stem.

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Dr Doug Smith

Anatomy

Dr Doug Smith is investigating the impacts of ageing on the nervous system, with the aim of identifying interventions that will extend healthspan.

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Associate Professor Rohan Walker

Neurobiology of stress

Associate Professor Rohan Walker is advancing a scientific premise that could transform treatment for mood disorders.

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Associate Professor Neil Spratt

Neuroscience - Stroke

Delivering cutting-edge treatments to patients is a key motivation for neurology expert Associate Professor Neil Spratt.

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Immunology and Microbiology

Laureate Professor Paul Foster

Immunology and Microbiology

Acutely aware of the burden presented by progressive and disabling chronic airway conditions, Laureate Professor Paul Foster is working to cement a universal, scientific understanding of breathing's pathological spinoff – breathlessness.

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Professor Phil Hansbro

respiratory diseases

Professor Phil Hansbro is an internationally recognised research leader in the study of respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive airway disease (COPD, aka emphysema) and infections and is developing interests in lung cancer.

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Dr Jay Horvat

Immunology and Microbiology

Dr Jay Horvat's preclinical research is cementing a scientific, nuanced understanding of our bodies' harmful and helpful immunological processes.

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Dr Malcolm Starkey

Immunology and Microbiology

Dr Malcolm Starkey is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Postdoctoral Fellow who is using transgenic animal technology to investigate – and manipulate – the immunological mechanisms underpinning the onset and progression of multiple chronic illnesses.

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Dr Fatemeh Moheimani

Dr Fatemeh Moheimani is investigating how the structure and function of airway epithelium contribute to respiratory disease, with the end goal of developing novel interventions for asthma.

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Medical Biochemistry

Dr Kathryn Skelding

Cancer Cell Biology

Dr Kathryn Skelding's research focuses on understanding cancer cell biology, specifically how cancer cells proliferate, metastasise, and develop resistance to chemotherapeutics.

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Dr Nikki Verrills

Biochemistry And Cell Biology - Cancer

Dr Nikki Verrills' research into a key signalling switch in cancer cells could provide an important breakthrough in treatment.

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Medical Genetics

Professor Rodney Scott

Information Based Medicine

Professor Rodney Scott's research interest is in inherited forms of cancer. His research focuses on the identification of genes associated with with inherited forms of cancer and better defining these inherited entities such that more appropriate intervention strategies can be developed

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Professor Xu Dong Zhang

Oncology and Carcinogenesis - Melanoma

One of the world's most eminent researchers in skin cancer, Professor Xu Dong Zhang is a driving force in mapping the molecular pathways of melanoma.

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Dr Nikola Bowden

Oncology and Carcinogenesis

Dr Nikola Bowden uses next-generation genetic profiling techniques to unlock the mysteries of melanoma.

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Dr Kelly Avery-Kiejda

Oncology And Carcinogenesis - Breast Cancer

Dr Kelly Avery-Kiejda hopes to improve diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer sufferers by identifying new biomarkers for the disease.

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Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology

Associate Professor Murray Cairns

Neuroscience - Schizophrenia

Associate Professor Murray Cairns believes tiny molecules in the brain may be the key to understanding the causes of a perplexing neuropsychiatric disorder.

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Associate Professor Paul Tooney

Neuroscience - Schizophrenia

Associate Professor Paul Tooney regards his research into schizophrenia as one piece of a complex puzzle that spans many disciplines.

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Professor Manohar Garg

Nutrition And Dietetics

Professor Manohar Garg is one of the University's leading Health and Nutrition researchers and has recently been heralded as a revolutionary in his field with two important industry honours.

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Associate Professor Lisa Wood

Nutrition and inflammation in respiratory diseases

Turning familiar anecdotes into effective antidotes, Associate Professor Lisa Wood's nutritional biochemistry research is proving there are crucial links between what we eat and how we breathe.

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Dr Susan Hua

Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology

Dr Susan Hua's research focus is on therapeutic targeting utilising novel drug delivery platforms in biomedical applications. She is particularly interested in using nanotechnology to study novel mechanistic pathways, as well as to develop more efficient therapeutic delivery systems.

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Dr Kirsty Pringle

Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology

Dr Kirsty Pringle is acquiring and sharing critical knowledge about pregnancy and women’s reproductive health.

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Dr Craig Gedye

Proving cancer to be as unique as its sufferers, Dr Craig Gedye’s fastidious, thoughtful and well-executed scientific research is pursuing a tailored approach to patient care, rather than a ‘one-size-fits-none’ mentality.

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School of Health Sciences

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Family studies

Distinguished Professor Alan Hayes

Life pathways of children

Professor Alan Hayes is a distinguished national and international academic researcher in the life pathways of children and the role of families in sustaining development, fostering resilience and reducing vulnerabilities across life. He has had a particular focus on prevention and early intervention and effective policies to support families through the life-course.

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Associate Professor Richard Fletcher

Support for fathers

Associate Professor Richard Fletcher is building support systems for new fathers using text, internet and peer-designed video to deliver information to dads on their mobile phones and to locate and link dads with depression or anxiety to treatment.

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Medical Radiation Science

Associate Professor Shane Dempsey

Radiation Therapy Cancer Treatment

Associate Professor Shane Dempsey attempts to improve radiation therapy cancer treatment by evaluating new and advanced clinical practice methods. He was a leader in establishing a multi-university Australian approach to national radiation therapy clinical practice assessment standards for students, and he is active in health professional curriculum design and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

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Associate Professor Peter Stanwell

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Associate Professor Stanwell is an active clinical researcher in the area of mild traumatic brain injury and sport-related concussion. He has published and presented extensively on sport-related concussion and other neurological disorders (stroke and chronic pain).

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Nutrition and Dietetics

Professor Clare Collins

Diet quality and healthy lifestyle

Nutrition and Dietetics Professor Clare Collins is breaking new ground with her innovative approach of translating complex diet quality data predicting the risk of disease and death, into  web-based tools and practical healthy lifestyle programs that people of all ages can access.

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Dr Tracy Burrows

Nutrition and dietary assessment methods

Dr Tracy Burrows shows there's no 'one size fits all' approach to mainstream nutrition, combining psychology, medical radiation imaging, and biochemistry in the hunt for more effective dietary assessment methods and treatment

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Dr Melinda Hutchesson

Nutrition and Dietetics

An authority on all things digital and dietary, Dr Melinda Hutchesson is helping young adults manage their weight by pursuing mainstream nutrition from not-so-mainstream angles.

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Occupational Health and Safety

Professor Derek Smith

Environmental and occupational health

Award-winning, multidisciplinary researcher ranked in the Top 5% worldwide at ResearchGate.com (2014) and ranked among the Top 25 researchers at the University of Newcastle (ERA, 2012). Research interests include: Occupational Health, Public Health, Hazard Assessment, Risk Factor Evaluation, Epidemiology, Bibliometrics and Research Utility, Tropical Health, Student Health and Medical History.

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Associate Professor Carole James

Workplace injury management and mental health

Associate Professor Carole James research interests centre upon work; specifically in the areas of functional capacity evaluation, ergonomics, work and mental health and workplace injury management. Her experience as a practicing occupational therapy clinician within occupational rehabilitation informed her research directions.

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Occupational Therapy

Professor Shelly Lane

Paediatric sensory modulation disorders

Professor Shelly Lane has clinical and research expertise in paediatrics, specifically striving to understand the interplay between physiologic responses and behavioural manifestations of sensory modulation disorders. She speaks nationally and internationally, and has authored multiple manuscripts, chapters and books.

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Associate Professor Alison Lane

Autism spectrum disorder

Occupational Therapist Associate Professor Alison Lane has identified specific sensory subtypes in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder that relate to distinct neural profiles and patterns of challenging behaviour.

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Oral Health

Associate Professor Jane Taylor

Forensic Odentology

Associate Professor Jane Taylor's research expertise are in forensic odontology including identification techniques, disaster victim identification and age assessment.

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Physiotherapy

Professor Darren Rivett

Neck pain and cervicogenic dizziness

Professor Rivett is an internationally recognised leader in Physiotherapy research. His main research interests are in neck pain and cervicogenic dizziness, the benefits and risks of manual therapy and spinal manipulation, clinical reasoning and clinical prediction rules, and innovations in allied health professional education.

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Professor Paulette van Vliet

Stroke Rehabilitation

Professor van Vliet's research interests are in the recovery of upper limb motor control after stroke, evaluation/development of physiotherapy intervention for stroke patients, and motor skill acquisition.

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Associate Professor Coralie English

Health and well-being of stroke survivors

Associate Professor Coralie English is passionate about improving the health and well-being of stroke survivors through physical activity. Her research program focuses on the role of exercise, physical activity and task-specific intensive training in stroke recovery and long-term survivorship.

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Associate Professor Suzanne Snodgrass

Musculoskeletal pain

Associate Professor Snodgrass' research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that define and modulate musculoskeletal pain, investigating treatments for patients with chronic pain that improve movement dysfunction and induce neuroplasticity.

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School of Medicine and Public Health

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Dr Kelvin Kong

Dr Kelvin Kong, an otolaryngology, head and neck surgeon, is passionate about addressing the disparity in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.

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Dr Rebecca Wyse

Behavioural Science - Childhood Obesity

Dr Rebecca Wyse is a behavioural scientist with the career objective of reversing increasing population rates of childhood obesity. Her applied research involves settings-based interventions in schools and childcare services to facilitate healthy behaviours in the people within them.

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Dr Luke Wolfenden

Behavioural Science - Chronic Disease

Dr Luke Wolfenden's research into the modifiable risks of chronic health conditions and injury is helping the community to improve their overall wellbeing.

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Professor Billie Bonevski

Behavioural Science - Smoking cessation

Professor Billie Bonevski is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellow and Behavioural Scientist whose smoking cessation programs are being implemented by Cancer Councils across the nation.

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Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson

Cardiovascular Medicine And Haematology

Professor Peter Gibson is a world leading authority in asthma, respiratory physician at the John Hunter Hospital and co-director of the Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases.

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Dr Geoff Isbister

Cinical Toxicology

Clinical researcher Dr Geoff Isbister courts controversy as he challenges time-honoured beliefs about the treatments given to envenomed patients.

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Professor Jennifer Martin

Clinical pharmacology

Optimising choice, dose and timing of medicines for a particular patient are the focus of Professor Jennifer Martin's clinical work and research career.

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Laureate Professor Nick Talley

Gastroenterology

Laureate Professor Nick Talley is a neurogastroenterologist, a specialist in unexplained gut disorders affecting nerves and muscles such as irritable bowel syndrome, severe indigestion and slow stomach emptying, conditions which affect millions of people.

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Professor Amanda Baker

Mental Health and Substance Use

Professor Amanda Baker is a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle. An award winning innovator, she specializes in the treatment of co-existing mental health and substance use problems.

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Conjoint Professor Chris Levi

Neurology

Working on eight ground-breaking research projects, internationally renowned researcher Conjoint Professor Chris Levi is on a medical mission to cure stroke.

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Professor John Forbes

Oncology and Carcinogenesis - Breast Cancer

Professor John Forbes AM is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of breast cancer prevention and treatment, with a number of pioneering breakthroughs credited with saving millions of women's lives over his 40 year career.

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Associate Professor Deb Loxton

Public Health

Associate Professor Deb Loxton examines the health and wellbeing of women who have lived with violent partners, and the impact of reproductive health options and choices on women.

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Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher

Public Health and Health Services

Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher is an internationally recognised cancer care and health behaviour expert. His latest ground-breaking research aims to reshape thinking surrounding death and chronic illness, so that end-of-life preparations are as thorough as preparing for the birth of a child.

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Professor Roger Smith

Reproductive Medicine

A self-described 'specialised zoologist,' Professor Roger Smith is keen on understanding the idiosyncrasies, interactions and inner workings of multiple animal species but especially human.

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Dr Jonathan Paul

Reproductive medicine

An emerging leader in the field of reproductive medicine, Dr Jonathan Paul has been internationally recognised for his work on targeting therapeutic nanoparticles to the muscle cells of the uterus.

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Associate Professor Jodie Simpson

Respiratory Diseases

Associate Professor Jodie Simpson's pioneering research has changed the focus of asthma treatment and promises new relief for many who suffer from the disease.

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Professor Brian Kelly

clinical science - neurology & psychiatry

Professor Brian Kelly believes mental illness is not the sole domain of psychiatrists and psychologists but the responsibility of many in the health system.

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Dr Chris Williams

musculoskeletal pain

Dr Chris Williams is an HMRI Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with Hunter New England Population Health and the University of Newcastle's School of Medicine and Public Health in the field of musculoskeletal pain.

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Dr Meredith Tavener

social gerontologist

As a social gerontologist, Dr Meredith Tavener's research encompasses identity in older age, women's health across the life course, baby boomers, narrative analysis, and qualitative methodologies.

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Professor Sally Chan

Leading the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sally is a global nurse academic of more than 20 years whose sustained research agenda has made a recognised impact on nursing education, mental healthcare policy and service delivery across Asia.

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Associate Professor Vanessa McDonald

Associate Professor Vanessa McDonald is examining respiratory problems from multiple perspectives, concentrating on the pathophysiological components, functional and psychosocial needs of individual patients.

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Professor Tracy Levett-Jones

Nursing

Professor Tracy Levett-Jones is working towards evidence-based curricula redesign to ensure future health professionals are equipped to provide safe, effective and person-centred care.

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Professor Nanthi Bolan

Environmental Remediation

Professor Nanthi Bolan's research focuses on sustainable approaches to maintaining soil health.

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Professor Ravi Naidu

Environmental Remediation

Professor Ravi Naidu is a global leader in contamination studies, studying agricultural and industrial impacts on the environment.

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Dr Ayanka Wijayawardena

Environmental Remediation

The goal of Dr Ayanka Wijayawardena's research is to perfect testing methods for the bioavailability of heavy metals (including metalloids) to precisely inform human and environmental health risk assessment processes.

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School of Design, Communication and IT

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Dr Janet Fulton

Dr Janet Fulton is a lecturer in Communication and Media. Her research focuses on the dynamic topography of information dissemination, and exchange, in the digital age.

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Dr Andrew Howells

Dr Andrew Howells is a Lecturer in Natural History Illustration. His research interests include conservation science, digital and traditional illustration practice, and drawing as enquiry.

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Dr Melanie James

In her career as an award winning communications and public relations practitioner, Dr Melanie James used academic research to inform her strategies and campaigns. As an academic, she draws upon her extensive professional experience to guide her research.

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Professor Mario Minichiello

World-renowned designer, illustrator, artist and academic Professor Mario Minichiello joined the University of Newcastle to help foster national and international collaboration.

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School of Environmental and Life Sciences

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Laureate Professor John Aitken

Reproductive Medicine

Laureate Professor Aitken is a global authority on reproductive biology. Supported by funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), his research offers a solution to unsustainable population growth.

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Professor Rob Atkin

Novel Liquids and Interfaces

Professor Rob Atkin is interested in concentrated aqueous and non-aqueous solvents (including ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents) for real world applications such as lubrication, biomass treatment, precious metal recovery, and electrochemical charge storage.

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Dr Hannah Power

Earth sciences

The research of Dr Hannah Power focuses primarily on the study of coastal processes and the geomorphology of sandy beaches.

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Professor Adam McCluskey

Chemistry

Professor Adam McCluskey is the Director of the University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre for Chemical Biology. He is involved in research resulting in four key drug discovery areas being pursued: epilepsy, kidney disease, cancer, and anti-viral.

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Professor Erica Wanless

Chemistry

Working with colleagues at the University of Newcastle and beyond, Professor Erica Wanless is leading two projects exploring how particle coatings change behaviours at phase boundaries.

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Professor Brett Nixon

Biological Sciences

An investigator of indomitable spirit, Professor Brett Nixon is pursuing the mysteries of sperm dysfunction from multiple, linked perspectives.

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Associate Professor Mark Baker

Biological Sciences

Tenacious and audacious in equal measure, Associate Professor Mark Baker is seeking to crack the genetic code of male infertility.

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Dr Ian Grainge

Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Dr Ian Grainge is interested in all aspects of how bacteria pass on their genetic information, from DNA replication to chromosome segregation and accurate cell division.

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Professor Eileen McLaughlin

Professor Eileen McLaughlin is researching the mysteries of conception. She produced her first test tube baby in 1983, just five years after the world's first IVF birth. More recently her focus has been the fertility prospects of older women.

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Dr Zamira Gibb

Dr Zamira Gibb is a postdoctoral researcher in the field of equine fertility enhancement who works closely with industry to improve reproductive outcomes.

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Professor Chris Grof

Biologist Professor Chris Grof's love of plants has developed into a quest to engineer a viable biofuel that could reduce Australians' reliance on fossil fuels.  Director of the Centre for Plant Science, Professor Grof has taken a lead role in a research project to develop sorghum as a biofuel.

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Dr Quan Vuong

Dr Quan Vuong is looking to prove there's much to benefit from understanding natural foods and industrial waste salvage than is currently the case.

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Dr Vincent Candrawinata

From solving complex industry problems to helping the public with functional food supplements, food science researcher Dr Vincent Candrawinata is certainly one to watch.

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Dr Xiao Yang

Spanning all levels of biological organisation, Dr Xiao Yang's research into intricate antibiotic-disease relationships is helping to combat the spread of multi-drug resistant bacteria.

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Associate Professor Silvia Frisia

Associate Professor Silvia Frisia's work within Earth Sciences employs cutting edge technologies to attempt to reveal more about the history of the earth and also the history of humans.

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School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

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Laureate Professor Jon Borwein

Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

A pioneer of experimental mathematics, Professor Borwein's work as the Director of the Priority Research Centre for Computer-Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications (CARMA) has placed the University at the cutting edge of this field.

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Professor Paul Dastoor

Condensed Matter Physics

Designing revolutionary innovations such as solar paint and needle-free glucose tests has put Professor Paul Dastoor at the forefront of the emerging field of organic electronics. His advances are set to improve the environment and lives of communities around the world.

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Professor Colin Waters

Space Physics

Supported by computational modelling and a handful of advanced data analysis strategies, Professor Colin Waters' insights into the inner workings of solar-terrestrial events are helping to safeguard several space-based assets and technologies.

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School of Psychology

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Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman

Health Behaviour

Associate Professor Jennifer Bowman's primary research interest is the relationship between behaviour and heath, in particular the modification of lifestyle factors to enhance health and well-being.

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Professor Scott Brown

Mathematical psychology

Professor Scott Brown's reasearch focusses on applying mathematical modelling techniques to the understanding of higher-order cognitive processes (mostly memory and decision-making).

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Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis

Psychology

By focusing on the interplay between brain, behaviour and environment, Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis' cognitive neuroscience research is helping to craft a clearer picture of how we efficiently and adaptively apply cognitive control processes across the lifespan.

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Dr Stefania Paolini

Psychology

Social psychologist dr stefania paolini aims to understand the complex decision making processes involved in engaging with 'otherness' .

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Dr Mark Rubin

Psychology

Social psychologist Dr Mark Rubin looks at the way in which individuals act in groups, and the way those groups interact in society, in order to understand the motivations behind choices and action.

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Associate Professor Juanita Todd

Psychology

Associate Professor Juanita Todd's studies into auditory brain responses could lead to earlier diagnosis and improved treatment of schizophrenia.

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Professor Deborah Hodgson

Psychology

Professor Deborah Hodgson works at the intersection of neuroscience, psychology and immunology, to explore the impact of early life events on long term health outcomes.

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Wollotuka Institute

Dr Michael Donovan

Indigenous Education

Using student voices as evidence, Michael Donovan is looking to improve the schooling experience for all Indigenous Australian.

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Gabrielle Fletcher

Indigenous Cultural Studies

A New Career Academic at Wollotuka, Gabrielle Fletcher is completing her Doctoral thesis which considers post-colonial theatres as fields of enactment, how the authentic Indigenous self is negotiated within them, and how these spaces may be inflected towards meaningful Indigenous place.

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Associate Professor Stephanie Gilbert

Indigenous Cultural Studies

Reflecting on our country's past and critically thinking about its future, Associate Professor Stephanie Gilbert is seeking to bring disparate communities together through the provision of culturally minded social spaces, literature and tertiary curricula.

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Professor John Maynard

Indigenous History

Professor John Maynard's journey began with a desire to piece together a family history and has now seen him become one of the world's most prolific and respected voices on Indigenous history.

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Dr Joe Perry

Indigenous Cultural Studies

Dr Joe (Lawrence) Perry is collecting the stories of local Kooris from beneath the hidden shadows of Australian history and taking Aboriginal culture to the world stage

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Professor Peter Radoll

Information Communication Technologies

Professor Peter Radoll is continuing his research into the uptake of Information and Communication Technology in Indigenous Australian households.

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English Language and Foundation Studies

Dr Barry Hodges

Dr Barry Hodges is seeking to define and defeat the challenges associated with sustained participation in enabling education programs.

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Mrs Sharlene Leroy-Dyer

Controversially putting Corporate Australia under a microscope, Sharlene Leroy-Dyer is looking to magnify racial discrimination and other incidents of employer misconduct in the workplace.

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Dr Bronwyn Relf

Enabling Education

A big believer in the benefits of tertiary study, Dr Bronwyn Relf is looking to see what works – and what doesn’t work – within enabling education spaces in Australia.

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Associate Professor Mahsood Shah

Putting the needs of students above all else, Associate Professor Mahsood Shah's research on quality and tertiary education is encouraging a revision of socio-academic outcomes around the world.

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