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UON obesity prevention program to be rolled out internationally

The University of Newcastle’s (UON) multi award winning Healthy Dads Healthy Kids program led by Professor Philip Morgan will be adapted for an ethnically diverse population in Birmingham in the United Kingdom (UK), after the program received a $916,315 grant from the UK National Institute of Health Research with the University of Birmingham and The read more

Leading UON Endocrinologist honoured as Laureate Professor

The University of Newcastle (UON) has appointed leading endocrinologist Professor Roger Smith AM as its next Laureate Professor to reflect his remarkable contribution to our understanding of human pregnancy. Professor Smith AM joins a prestigious group of only 10 UON academics to receive the highest academic honour. The Laureate title is reserved to recognise individuals read more

ATSIRIC Event – Online Bibliography

The University of Newcastle's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research and Innovation Cluster (ATSIRIC) is pleased to invite you to a special event to outline details of an exciting new research resource. The Online Bibliography will be a searchable database that presents comprehensive information about Indigenous research associated with UON. As part of the event read more

Event – Support for the Future of Defence

University of Newcastle Defence Hub | Support for the Future of Defence Forum Presentations 3pm - 5pm  Networking 5pm - 7pm This is an opportunity for Defence, industry and the University to explore the Defence future. The recent Defence White Paper says that a more capable, agile and potent future force supported by an effective read more

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

University of Newcastle in the Top 8 of Australian Universities

The University Of Newcastle (UON) has achieved the highest possible '5' rating across 22 fields of research in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, placing it in the Top 8 Universities in Australia on this measure of excellence. UON's performance under the 2015 ERA assessment is its strongest to date, with 90 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