The Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science creates new knowledge in how successful reproduction occurs in humans and animals. Key areas include Aboriginal health and the male and female factors that lead to birth of a healthy baby. Through close collaboration with industry, the Centre develops diagnostics and therapeutics in these areas.

Bringing together researchers from the Mothers and Babies group and Reproductive Science Group, the Centre for Reproductive Science aims to address one of the Australian Government's most important national research priorities - 'A Healthy Start to Life'.

Recent research demonstrates that the long term health and welfare of individuals is critically affected by the quality of the gametes that form the embryo and the nature of the intrauterine environment provided by the mother during foetal development.

The University of Newcastle is internationally recognised for its contribution to studies of human pregnancy.The Centre for Reproductive Science targets the future health of all Australians by improving the health of pregnant women and providing key information on the determinants of a healthy start to life.

The future of sex

The University of Newcastle's 2015 Alumni Lecture was held on Tuesday 2 June at Newcastle Museum. Listen to Laureate Professor John Aitken discuss the future of sex.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.