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UON secures close to $3 million in ARC Linkage Funding

Newcastle Innovation congratulates the University of Newcastle (UON) researchers awarded close to $3 million in competitive research funding by the Australian Research Council (ARC) in its 2016 Linkage Projects scheme. Eight UON research teams will receive funding to work in collaboration with business and industry partners on innovative projects under the scheme, which provides funding read more

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

CSIRO Solar Hackathon coming to Newcastle

Staff and Students from UON are invited to join CSIRO for the first ever Solar Hackathon on Friday 8 April and Saturday 9 April 2016 at the CSIRO Energy Centre Newcastle, home to solar innovation and research. You will have the opportunity to team up with cutting-edge developers, creative designers and strategic business minds to read more

Fish oil study for blood pressure and brain performance

Adults with slightly elevated blood pressure are wanted for a University of Newcastle (UON) clinical trial evaluating the benefits of taking a fish oil supplement for brain health. Study leader Professor Peter Howe says omega-3s in fish oil can help to control blood pressure and there is increasing evidence they also can improve mental performance 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