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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.

News • 19 May 2020

Unique Women in STEMM scholarship program supports Early Career Researchers

In a first for an Australian university to help redress some of the systemic biases female academics face, the University of Newcastle has awarded fully-funded PhD candidate scholarships to six Women in STEMM Early Career Researchers.

Professor Clare Collins

News • 10 Oct 2019

Fellowship awarded to nutrition and dietetics leader

University of Newcastle researcher Professor Clare Collins is among 40 new Fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).

News • 30 Aug 2019

$10 million funding boost for local health researchers

More than $10 million has been awarded to further world-class, solution-based research at the University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), and Hunter New England Health in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.

News • 18 Jul 2019

Healthy eating options on the table for young Australians

Young Australian adults will now have free access to personalised dietary advice available at their fingertips, with the launch of a new website aimed at improving the eating habits of the country’s unhealthiest age group.

News • 21 Jun 2019

Fellowship to help reconnect stroke survivors with community

Stroke researcher Dr Heidi Janssen has received the Hunter Medical Research Institute’s first Women in Medical Research Fellowship (WIMRF) to develop a unique, community-based rehabilitation project using activities such as singing, dancing and art to stimulate patient recovery.

News • 14 Jan 2019

Blood sugar and brain health: how diabetes impacts the brain

Spikes and dips in blood sugar levels experienced in the daily management of diabetes can undermine mental abilities such as memory and attention span.

News • 20 Dec 2018

Younger women unaware of increased cardiovascular disease risk

A pregnancy condition that endangers the lives of mothers and babies can lead to serious heart health issues for women up to 10 years after childbirth and yet few are aware of the risks.

Footprint Pressure

News • 17 Mar 2017

Foot Pressure Study

Researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) Podiatry Department are looking for volunteers to take part in a clinical trial to determine the relationship between ankle range of motion and pressures under the foot in people with diabetes.

Dr Nikola Bowden

News • 9 Mar 2017

A voice for gender equity

In an exciting step forward toward gender equity, Dr Nikola Bowden has been appointed to the NHMRC Women in Health Science working committee.

Dr Coralie English

News • 2 Aug 2016

ABC NEWS: World-first study looking at sedentary lifestyles of stroke patients

Dr Coralie English is leading a team of UON researchers who are investigating the health effects of a sedentary lifestyle on stroke patients.

Mum's the word on pregnancy

News • 10 May 2013

Mum's the word on pregnancy

University of Newcastle researchers are asking new mums to reflect on their pregnancy and post-birth experience to help researchers design a healthy lifestyle program for other mothers-to-be.


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