UON’s Professor John Aitken Wins Prestigious Reproductive Science Award

Laureate Professor John Aitken from the University of Newcastle has been announced as the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Carl G. Hartman award, which recognises a researcher’s outstanding career and scholarly activities in the field of reproductive biology. The Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) is the world’s largest Society representing reproductive biology. The read more

Young female binge drinkers at increased risk of depression

Sixteen per cent of young Australian women have been classified as “extremely frequent” binge drinkers and may be increasing their risk of depression, according to new research from the University of Newcastle (UON). Jennifer Powers from UON’s Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing said her findings provide further evidence of the need for new read more

New study identifies risk factors for PND

New research has found that women with a history of mental health problems are overwhelmingly more likely to suffer postnatal depression (PND) than other women, highlighting the need for early intervention. New research has found that women with a history of mental health problems are overwhelmingly more likely to suffer postnatal depression (PND) than other read more

UON Professor named one of world’s most influential scientific minds

Professor John Forbes AM has once again been named as one of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" by Thomson Reuters. A global collaborator in breast cancer clinical trials as Director of the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group, Professor Forbes has now been honoured with this accolade two years running. Professor Forbes read more

UON Research Highlights 2015

Energy audit

Greenhouse gases and concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a new high in 2014. This recent warning comes from the United Nations, which claims that climate change could move the world into "unchartered territory". Dr Kalpit Shah, an early career researcher within the Priority Research Centre for Frontier Energy Technologies and Utilisation at read more

Placenta receptor could hold key to mammalian reproduction

A critical placenta receptor that could prevent life-threatening chronic disease will become the focus of University of Newcastle (UON) researcher, Dr Kirsty Pringle, after securing more than $690,000 under the prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship scheme. Aimed at optimising fetal growth, the research could benefit all mammals including threatened animal species and valuable read more

UON Researcher Awarded Australia’s Top Innovator

University of Newcastle Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson AO, has become the inaugural recipient of the Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation. The Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation is the nation's pre-eminent award for a significant advancement of knowledge through research and innovation through the application of science for a substantial commercial, economic and social impact. Professor read more

Celebration of Innovation | 2015 Excellence in Innovation Awards

Four University of Newcastle (UON) and one Hunter-based champion of innovation have been acknowledged in this year's Excellence in Innovation Awards, presented by Newcastle Innovation. The Excellence in Innovation Awards recognise University of Newcastle researchers who are true experts in their field, and demonstrate a major focus on transferring their expertise into practical solutions for read more

Commercialisation grant awarded to pursue Myopia treatment

A therapeutic solution aimed at slowing and possibly reversing the progression of Myopia (short-sightedness) is on the path from patent to product with the support of a $20,000 grant from Newcastle Innovation. Dr Sally McFadden from the School of Psychology has been awarded the 2015 Newcastle Innovation Commercialisation in Research Grant at the recent HMRI read more