University duo score federal Future Fellowships

Jul 24 2014

Associate Professors David Lubans and (inset) Brett Nixon.

Two mid-career medical researchers at the University of Newcastle have received funding under the Australian Research Council’s Future Fellowships scheme, just announced.

Associate Professor David Lubans receives $800,280 to explore how changes in physical activity and sedentary behaviour might influence health and wellbeing in young Australians, bringing about physical and mental health benefits to current and future Australians.

Associate Professor Brett Nixon will get $882,232 to work with national and international collaborators to provide unprecedented insights in the field of reproductive science. His research may open up new contraceptive strategies.

The Future Fellowships scheme promotes research in areas of critical national importance by supporting outstanding mid-career researchers to conduct their research in Australia