The world's greatest challenges, solved here
Explore how our research is improving lives and ensuring a thriving future, in Australia and around the world.
OUR WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH
Our research drives transformative innovation and impact. Here, you’ll find passionate researchers working at the cutting edge of their fields, committed to changing lives for the better and ensuring a thriving future for all.
Australia's Frontier Violence
Concussion research proves game-changing
Reducing methane emissions in mining
Using the cold virus to kill cancer cells
We're proud to be a research-intensive university. Our world-class researchers continue to attract funding from national and international funding bodies as well as industry and community partnerships. Learn more about latest funding wins.
Funding gives pulse to research aiming to improve region’s heart health
Each year in the Hunter New England region more than 900 people experience their first heart attack, placing the region within NSW’s highest cardiovascular disease mortality band.
Boost to research debilitating fatigue in stroke survivors
More than $1 million has been announced by the Federal Government to support researchers investigating how to combat the most common and severely debilitating, however vastly under-treated, side effect of stroke – fatigue.
We have a strong track record for driving discoveries across a host of research disciplines. By leveraging the unique history of our region – and our research and academic excellence – we want our university and our regions to be the ultimate test bed for innovation.
Dr Brett Turner is using
hemp to remove toxic
chemicals from soil.
Driving climate change policy
Dr Elena Aydos is exploring strategies for lasting climate change solutions.
unlocking the potential of medical cannabis
Professor Jenny Martin's research might
hold the key to improving the quality
of life for patients across the globe.
Understanding self-driving cars
Head of the School of Psychology, Professor Kristen Pammer explores what it means for humans to interact with autonomous vehicles.
Awards and honours
Dr Matt Dun was named a 2020 Young Tall Poppy for his work with rare brain cancers. He was also named Outstanding Cancer Research Fellow at the 2019 NSW Premier Awards.
Professor Anna Giacomini and Professor Shanyong Wang won back-to-back John Booker Medals for Engineering Excellence, in 2019 and 2018.
As the top female applicant in the country, Dr Heather Lee won a 2018 Metcalf Prize for Stem Cell Research for her work to improve survival rates of patients with leukaemia.
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.