and Public Health
News and events
News • 26 Apr 2021
One man’s desire to honour his wife continues to change the lives of millions of people across Australia and the world.
News • 19 Apr 2021
One of the largest crowd-sourced public health surveillance systems in the world, known for detecting the spread of influenza, has revealed the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically impacted the 2020 flu season.
News • 25 Mar 2021
An international research study has found that surgery dramatically increases the risk of death from COVID-19, recommending that all non-emergency surgery patients be vaccinated while awaiting procedures.
News • 15 Dec 2020
An Indigenous-led collaborative project in traditional Darug Country in western Sydney has won the inaugural Aboriginal Heritage category in the 2020 National Trust Heritage Awards.
News • 14 Oct 2020
With hip fracture posing a major risk of death in people over 50, a new study aims to establish evidence for improved discharge planning for elderly patients following hip surgery.
News • 15 Sep 2020
Having helped train more than 100 Indigenous doctors, the University of Newcastle’s Thurru Indigenous Health Unit is recruiting for its next intake of aspiring doctors.
News • 20 Aug 2020
From estimating soil moisture using a remote sensor to management of childhood stuttering in Sri Lanka, this year's virtual Three Minute Thesis competition showcased intriguing and excellent PhD research.
News • 18 Aug 2020
Congratulations to Associate Professor Gillian Gould of the School of Medicine and Public Health who has been honoured for her research into the health implications of smoking.
News • 12 Aug 2020
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 • 1 Jul 2020
Tailored support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers to quit smoking and improve family health
A significant grant awarded to a Hunter researcher will fund a first-of-its kind program to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers to quit smoking when their partner is pregnant, or if they have young children at home.
News • 29 Jun 2020
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.
News • 7 May 2020
Heart disease kills one person every 12 minutes in Australia, and is still the leading cause of death globally. Despite enormous improvements in health outcomes over the years, heart disease is still one of the biggest health burdens on our economy.
Event • 17 Jun 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Join this session to unpack metrics for quality journals.
Event • 23 Jun 2021 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Join the Newcastle Impact Network as we unpack some activities that you as Researchers and Research Administrators can use to engage with key stakeholder / collaborators / end-users throughout the research lifecycle
Event • 6 Aug 2021 from 5:00pm - 7 Aug 2021 until 8:00pm
Meet new people, be exposed to fresh ideas, learn new skills and build creative, original work.
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.