Distinguished Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher AO

News • 14 Oct 2020

Funding for better outcomes for elderly after hip surgery

With hip fracture posing a major risk of death in people over 50, a new study aims to establish evidence for improved discharge planning for elderly patients following hip surgery.

Health students go rural with the Department of Rural Health

News • 12 Aug 2020

Growing numbers of health students choose to “go rural” in 2021

The University of Newcastle’s Department of Rural Health has seen a significant jump in the number of allied health students choosing to go rural in 2021, showing the increasing popularity of rural locations among domestic undergraduate students.

News • 21 Jan 2020

Smoking increases risk of complications after surgery, joint WHO study finds

People who smoke cigarettes are at a significantly higher risk of post-surgical complications including heart and lung injuries, infections and delayed or impaired wound healing, a new study has found.

Dr Michelle Bovill

News • 30 Oct 2019

Pre-schoolers, teens and Indigenous women the focus for heart health research funding

Three Hunter researchers will focus on helping Australians have better heart health by investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of heart disease, after securing more than $385,000 in funding from the Heart Foundation.

News • 30 Aug 2019

$10 million funding boost for local health researchers

More than $10 million has been awarded to further world-class, solution-based research at the University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), and Hunter New England Health in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.

News • 11 Jul 2019

Checking in on check-ups to help Close the Gap

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

Nason Maani Hessari

News • 29 May 2019

Public Lecture – Public health in a post-truth world: The commercial determinants of health

Join Dr Nason Maani Hessari for a free public lecture 27th June.

WHO health Centre

News • 20 May 2019

WHO and Hunter researchers to fight global health problems

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will collaborate with Newcastle health researchers to drive the global efforts fighting non-communicable diseases, including cancers, diabetes, respiratory diseases, heart disease and mental health.


News • 20 Sep 2018

Research packs positive messages for lunchbox health

Parents and carers of Hunter school children will have a helping hand in the kitchen to create healthier lunchboxes, with the support of a University of Newcastle research project.

News • 6 Aug 2018

Connectivity key to reducing depression among elderly Aussies

A funding boost of almost $500,000 from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), is set to combat the rates of depression and anxiety among elderly Australians.

News • 29 May 2018

Preventing chronic disease among people with mental illness

Increased support to prevent chronic disease in people with mental illness will be the focus of a $597,507 Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) investment for Australian researchers.

News • 25 Jan 2018

End of life conversations imperative to inform care

The majority of Australian cancer patients nearing the end of their life would prefer to do so in the location of their choice, however new research shows only seven per cent of patients are having this key conversation with their doctor.


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