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.

Family and Friends Support Program

News • 19 Dec 2018

Supporting the supporters of loved ones who use Ice

A resilience and well-being program designed to help family and friends supporting loved ones who use crystal methamphetamine is set for a major expansion.

veterans alcohol use and mental health

News • 9 Nov 2018

Young veterans’ alcohol use and mental health focus of new research

An online research trial is set to investigate the best methods to support young Australian veterans who drink alcohol and experience depressive symptoms.

News • 12 Oct 2018

Brain fertiliser nurtures new hope for stroke survivors

A hormone already at our fingertips could provide a simple answer for a first-of-its-kind treatment to promote ‘brain fertilisers’ and significantly improve quality of life for stroke survivors, potentially even months or years after experiencing a stroke.

Associate Professor Jed Duff and Dr Andrew Gardner

News • 27 Feb 2018

Fulbright scholarships to enhance health research

Two researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) have received prestigious international scholarships through the Fulbright Program to further their research in the field of health.

News • 16 Feb 2018

New rules to tackle concussion in NSW sports

University of Newcastle (UON) Clinical Neuropsychologist, Dr Andrew Gardner, will play a key role in protecting Australian athletes from concussion on the field, with new state-wide guidelines announced today.

News • 5 May 2017

Drug provides new awakening for fatigued stroke survivors

An anti-fatigue therapy has yielded a significant reduction in chronic tiredness for stroke survivors involved in a 15-month clinical trial at the Hunter Medical Research Institute, with transformative quality-of-life benefits for many of the participants.


News • 2 Mar 2017

Hunter to test stroke detector

With an acute stroke occurring every 10 minutes in Australia, a revolutionary timesaving diagnostic device called the Stroke Finder helmet is being trialled by the Hunter Medical Research Institute for the first time.

News • 13 Feb 2017

UON researcher awarded Fulbright Professional Scholarship

Associate Professor Peter Stanwell has been awarded a Fulbright Professional Scholarship.

News • 6 Feb 2017

UON research boosted by NHMRC

UON researchers will move to effectively translate research into practice thanks to the latest round of NHMRC funding.Our researchers will lead teams of national and international researchers to apply evidence to practice through NHMRC Partnership Projects, with national and international interest.

News • 27 Oct 2016

UON awarded over $5.6 million in NHMRC funding

The University of Newcastle (UON) is delighted to announce the following successful researchers in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council funding. With the help of this funding, our researchers aim to tackle a range of health-related issues that impact our communities.

Michael Nilsson

News • 23 Mar 2016

Stroke risk link to mental and physical fitness in teens

Using comprehensive health data from men aged 18, two international studies have highlighted a strong causal link between long-term stroke risk and both cardiovascular and mental fitness in early adulthood.


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