News and Events


Laureate Professor John Aitken, Skye Buatava, Professor Alan Broadfoot and students

News • 5 Sep 2018

New agreement offers safety research opportunities for students

SafeWork NSW’s Centre for Work Health and Safety and the University of Newcastle have committed to working together to develop work health and safety research expertise in Australia.

Dr Joan L. Bottorff

News • 3 May 2018

Gender Matters: Designing health promotion approaches to engage men

During April 2018, The University of Newcastle (UON) was delighted to welcome visiting Fellow Dr Joan Bottorff, Director of the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at the University of British Columbia.Celebrating 40 years of medicine at UON, the Faculty of Health and Medicine hosted Dr Bottorff, who explored potential research opportunities with the University of British Colombia, as well as presented her work on the development of gender-sensitive and gender-specific health promotion programs.

News • 29 Sep 2016

Working Well at Golden Grove

News • 24 Jun 2015

Industry and Rural Health

Leading UON researcher, Professor Brian Kelly, Chair of NIER's Centre for Resources Health and Safety has published an editorial in the June edition of The Australian Journal of Rural Health. As an internationally respected mental health authority, Professor Kelly has held a career-long interest in the psychosocial aspects of mental health in rural and isolated areas.

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News • 29 Jan 2015

Providing Health Care Across Diverse Regions

Challenges for the resources sector, primary industries and communities.


Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals. Image of Professor Clare Collins

Event • 17 Feb 2021 - 10 Mar 2021

Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key Concepts

If you are a doctor, nurse, or allied health professional looking to improve your knowledge of the role of nutrition communication in chronic disease prevention and management, this course is for you.

JTDs Legals and IP

Event • 24 Feb 2021 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Dots - Legals & IP

Join like-minded creative business people, innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs to stay informed and connected.

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Event • 4 Mar 2021 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

What is Research Advantage?

Join the Research Advantage team to uncover the many initiatives aimed at empowering academics at all careers levels at our University.


Event • 11 Mar 2021 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Developing Grant Applications [Schemes MRFF and TRGS]

This health specific information session will focus on developing Grant applications for the Medical Research Future Fund and Translational Research Grants Scheme.

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Event • 30 Mar 2021 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Research Translation - where do I start?

This session will unpack research translation and provide a framework and practical advice and examples on knowledge translation.


Event • 22 Apr 2021 from 10:30am - 12:00pm

NHMRC Development Grants

This session on NHMRC Development Grants will be delivered by the Research Grants Office and provide practical advice, information and opportunity for Q&A.