colorectal, gastric and ovarian cancer study

News • 26 Apr 2023

First patient on trial in colorectal, gastric and ovarian cancer study

Newcastle biotechnology company ImmVirX Pty Limited has treated the first cancer patient in the clinical trial of its bio-selected oncolytic virus, IVX037.

University of Newcastle PhD candidate, Accredited Practising Dietitian and qualified chef, Ms Roberta Asher

News • 14 Apr 2023

Unique partnership pushes for behavioural change by increasing nutrition knowledge

The University of Newcastle and Rijk Zwaan Australia’s free online Culinary Nutrition course is empowering people to improve their eating patterns by increasing understanding of the science behind healthy eating.

News • 5 Apr 2023

Motivated by obstacles and never taking ‘no’ for an answer

What began as disastrous family car trip led to Jo’s discovery that an essential parenting item was missing from the market.

School students meeting Central Coast Mariners players

News • 4 Apr 2023

Maths with Mariners: the event inspiring kids to kick their learning goals

Central Coast Mariners have teamed up with the University of Newcastle to kick off an event set to inspire Central Coast high school students to engage with mathematics.

The generously donated equipment, such as shown here with staff from the Centre, will enable students to gain skills through hands-on training and develop their confidence before entering the clinical world.

News • 30 Mar 2023

Collaboration delivers world-first for radiation oncology  

The newly opened Global Centre for Research and Training in Radiation Oncology at the University of Newcastle is elevating the standard of cancer care around the world with support from our valued partners and collaborators.

Dr Donald Livingstone McNair was a passionate conservationist and self-taught botanist. Photo from Uni News, November 1988; hosted by Living Histories .

News • 30 Mar 2023

Planting the seeds for future discoveries

Planting the seeds for future discoveriesWith a collection of over 14,000 specimens and counting, the Don McNair Herbarium’s ability to support research, teaching and community education continues to grow.

acute myeloid leukaemia

News • 29 Mar 2023

Discovery key to reducing leukaemia treatment resistance

In a world first, Newcastle researchers have discovered the mechanisms acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) cells use to produce ‘free radicals’ – the byproduct of a cell process that aggressively fuels the growth of cancer cells and limits the effectiveness of current treatments.

News • 21 Mar 2023

A test bed for innovation in Newcastle

As the number one collaborating university in the Department of Industry, Science and Resources’ Innovation Connections program, the University of Newcastle's researchers have delivered 167 projects with SMEs over the past eight years, equating to more than one new project per month and injecting around $15.5million of funding into local industry innovation.

Medical Research Future Fund grants

News • 15 Mar 2023

Personalised care at the heart of significant funding boost

More than $17.6 million has been awarded to Newcastle researchers working to better support patients and their carers in the latest Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) round administered by the Australian Government.

Associate Professor Matt Dun

News • 12 Mar 2023

Associate Professor Matt Dun named Lake Mac Ambassador for 2023

University of Newcastle cancer researcher, Associate Professor Matt Dun, has been selected as Lake Macquarie’s Ambassador of the Year for 2023.

Teacher at front of classroom with student hands in the air

News • 7 Mar 2023

Beginning teachers deliver same quality of teaching as experienced teachers

Early career teachers deliver the same quality of teaching as their more experienced colleagues, new research from the University of Newcastle’s Teachers and Teaching Research Centre (TTRC) reveals.

Dr Kathleen McPhillips and Dr Tracy McEwan from the University of Newcastle

News • 6 Mar 2023

Catholic women’s cries for change to be heard at the Vatican on IWD

The most extensive global survey of Catholic women ever undertaken, detailing experiences of women in the church, will be presented by Australian researchers in-person at the Vatican this International Women’s Day.


The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.