News and events


International Day of the Midwife 2021

News • 5 May 2021

Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives

Each year on 5 May we reflect on and celebrate the extraordinary contribution midwives make to the health and wellbeing of women, babies and families, during one of the most important events of our lives - being born.

Professor Vanessa McDonald

News • 8 Oct 2020

Asthma treatment – it’s not one-size-fits-all

With at least one asthma-related death each day in Australia, a team of researchers has been awarded $2.5 million dollars from NHMRC to investigate personalised approaches to asthma treatment.

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.

Professor Alex Zelinsky (University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor and President), Carol Cooper (family), Lyn Morris (family), Bob Morris (family), Professor Jenny May (Director of University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health), Jenny Morris (family), Peter Morris (family)

News • 4 Dec 2019

Bequest to support education and training of rural healthcare professionals

Aspiring doctors and nurses from regional and remote areas will have greater opportunity to fulfil their career aspirations thanks to new scholarships being offered by the University of Newcastle.

Bachelor Nursing student Damian Moore uses virtual reality conflict resolution

News • 25 Nov 2019

Ground-breaking conflict simulator helps train budding nurses

A world-first virtual reality (VR) simulation is helping train nursing students at the University of Newcastle in conflict resolution.

Dr Hazel Dalton

News • 28 Jul 2016

CRRMH appoints new Research Leader and Senior Research Fellow

The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) has announced the appointment of Dr Hazel Dalton as the Centre’s new Research Leader and Senior Research Fellow.

Laurie Bickhoff

News • 13 Jun 2013

High achieving student nurse recognised

The School of Nursing and Midwifery congratulates Laurie Bickhoff who recently received a number of accolades at the school's award ceremony.

Midwife of the year, Namira Williams

News • 12 Jun 2013

University of Newcastle student wins Midwife of the Year

University of Newcastle research doctorate student, Namira Williams, has won the prestigious Australian College of Midwives 2013 NSW Midwife of the Year.

Students volunteer in Vietnam

News • 22 Jan 2013

Students volunteer in Vietnam

Two of our undergraduate nursing students, Samantha Scheffer and Nicole Powers recently completed a successful volunteer placement in Vietnam.


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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.