News • 12 Nov 2021

Resisting youth inactivity focus of funding success

Teachers from 90 high schools across New South Wales will be upskilled to tackle physical inactivity in students, following a significant National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Program funding success.

Students at Chatswood High School complete a Burn2Learn session

News • 21 Apr 2021

Hair reveals short, intense exercise sessions conquer school stress

For the first time, measuring the levels of the stress hormone Cortisol in the hair of senior school students has proven that short, high-intensity exercise significantly reduces stress and improves memory, overall wellbeing and fitness in adolescents.

Healthy lunchbox widget

Featured story • 3 Mar 2021

Modest, sustainable changes proven key to beating childhood obesity

An international study of weight management interventions for children above a healthy weight range or living with obesity has identified personalised, nutrition-led guidance is an effective strategy to achieve long term dietary changes.

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.

American Fulbright scholars

News • 25 Feb 2020

American Fulbright scholars in Newcastle

Aligning with its commitment to enhance international collaboration and foster global impact, the University of Newcastle welcomes two visiting American Fulbright Scholars who will contribute to research in water sustainability and eating behaviour.

Professor Clare Collins

News • 10 Oct 2019

Fellowship awarded to nutrition and dietetics leader

University of Newcastle researcher Professor Clare Collins is among 40 new Fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).

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.

Dr Myles Young wins Bupa’s Emerging Health Researcher Award 

News • 30 Aug 2019

Dr Myles Young wins Bupa’s Emerging Health Researcher Award 

Dr Myles Young has been named Bupa Foundation’s Emerging Health Researcher for 2019 in recognition of his work to improve men’s physical and mental health.

News • 26 Aug 2019

Emerging Health Researcher Award

Dr Myles Young from the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition has been named a finalist in the Bupa Foundation’s Emerging Health Researcher Award for 2019, in recognition of his work to improve men’s physical and mental health.

News • 18 Jul 2019

Healthy eating options on the table for young Australians

Young Australian adults will now have free access to personalised dietary advice available at their fingertips, with the launch of a new website aimed at improving the eating habits of the country’s unhealthiest age group.

Professor Manohar Garg

News • 9 Jul 2019

Experts challenge WHO recommendations on saturated fats

University of Newcastle, Australia nutrition researcher Professor Manohar Garg is among a group of international experts who have questioned World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on reducing saturated fat consumption to curb chronic disease.

Jordan Smith

News • 21 Jun 2019

New project to investigate the effect of exercise on stress in HSC students

Can exercise help stressed out HSC students? This new research project will find out.


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