News and Events
News • 8 Jul 2021
Building on an impressive trajectory of parental intervention, the unique SMS4dads service has been successful in securing more than $2.5 million to support new fathers in rural and remote areas of Australia.
News • 13 May 2021
Australian fathers in rural, regional and remote areas, who are raising children aged three to five, with challenging behaviour, will have a helping hand through a new mobile-phone-based service.
News • 6 Sep 2020
From this Fathers’ Day, 30,000 NSW fathers will get the chance to have messages from their new baby even if it’s before the birth. Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) have created a digital platform to deliver advice and guidance directly to new dads via text.
News • 12 Aug 2020
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 • 8 Apr 2020
Generous philanthropic support from University staff, alumni, community members and local organisations have helped the Family Action Centre at the University to expand its work with children in vulnerable communities.
News • 16 Oct 2018
Grandmothers deserve more recognition for their role as caregivers and some are at risk of being overburdened, according to a report from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.
News • 31 Aug 2018
Father’s Day on Sunday is meant to be joyful but may also be an emotional time for as many as one in 10 new dads who experience postnatal depression.
News • 8 Aug 2018
A pilot interactive online game is giving new parents valuable information and a safe environment to test their parenting decisions.
News • 13 May 2018
Mothering, and grand-mothering, have always been complex. Whether mothers, or not, women have also carried much of the responsibility for caring, within and beyond their families.
News • 30 Apr 2018
International experts and collaborative partners who share the vision of supporting, developing, and sustaining strong families and capable communities around the world will unite in Newcastle next week for the 3rd Family and Community Strengths International Symposium.
News • 30 Oct 2017
Building on a landmark partnership between the University of Newcastle (UON) and Muswellbrook Shire Council, the economic diversification of the Upper Hunter will receive a boost from today as UON establishes a physical presence in the region.
News • 30 Mar 2017
Nothing compares to the joy of becoming a dad for the first time, but the transition to fatherhood is a high-risk period of mental distress for men.
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.