Matthew 'Tepi' McLaughlin | ABC Newcastle
July 14, 2020

If there's one good thing to come out of this pandemic, it's a global move to make our cities more cycle and pedestrian friendly. Even Newcastle! For a city that's traditionally been reliant on cars, it's been delightful to see so many bikes and walkers taking advantage of Newcastle's relatively flat, open spaces.

HCF Catalyst Accelerator Program - A Recount by Lauren Devine
July 10, 2020

The Good Science Co (musculoskeletal health research team from the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Population Health) recently participated in the HCF Catalyst Accelerator program for health-tech startups.  Here is a brief recount on their experience by Lauren Devine. 

How did COVID-19 impact on cancer patients and their carers?
July 7, 2020

For both people with a cancer diagnosis and their carers it's been a particularly challenging time. Kate Booth is a research assistant at HMRI and PhD candidate who is working with Professor Christine Paul and her team to understand how COVID-19 has impacted people who are already undergoing a difficult and tumultuous time. 

NHMRC funding set to address inequity faced by people with mental health conditions
July 3, 2020

Building the capacity of community mental health services to provide preventive care to people with a mental health condition will be the focus of a three-year project led by researchers at the University of Newcastle.

Tailored support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers to quit smoking and improve family health
July 1, 2020

A significant grant awarded to a Hunter researcher will fund a first-of-its kind program to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers to quit smoking when their partner is pregnant, or if they have young children at home.

Funding boost to research debilitating fatigue in stroke survivors
June 29, 2020

More than $1 million has been announced by the Federal Government to support researchers investigating how to combat the most common and severely debilitating, however vastly undertreated, side effect of stroke – fatigue.

Isobel Stoodley | ABC Newcastle
June 29, 2020

Isobel Stoodley has a passion for helping people be stronger for longer. While her research is aimed at people 65+ she feels that terms such as elderly are outdated, and don’t really apply to the people she sees in her daily work.

Are there risks to consider when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines?
June 26, 2020

With more cases popping up and fear of a second wave, where is the research for a COVID-19 vaccine up to?

An evidence-based approach to fighting COVID-19
June 23, 2020

Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, Career Development Fellow at the University of Newcastle, Program Manager at Hunter New England Population Health and HMRI-affiliated researcher, has received a funding grant from nib to deliver their ‘Fast Facts’ project - arming health officials more quickly and effectively with up-to-date evidence to better inform the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Kelly Avery-Kiejda | ABC Newcastle 23 June 2020
June 23, 2020

Dr Kelly Avery-Kiejda is an HMRI affiliated researcher from the University of Newcastle's School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy who is passionate about delivering solutions to breast cancer. Although research has come a long way in the last twenty years in particular, breast cancer is still the most common cancer in women - and the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Australian women.