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

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

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