School research

The School of Environmental and Life Sciences has a diversity of science-based disciplines that consistently achieve impressive Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings.

These outstanding accomplishments provide excellent graduate outcomes and attract researchers and academics who are experts in their field.

Our research strengths

  • Biological sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth sciences
  • Environmental science and management
  • Exercise and sports science
  • Food and human nutrition
  • Geography and environmental studies
  • Marine science
  • Sustainable resource management

Research Impact

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.