University of Newcastle research doctorate student, Namira Williams, has won the prestigious Australian College of Midwives 2013 NSW Midwife of the Year. Beginning her PhD thesis with UoN last August, Namira is focusing on improving care for women with an intellectual disability during and after pregnancy.
Ethical and environmental considerations are often the prompt for adopting a meat-free diet. But better health may also push some towards vegetarianism, with a new study showing vegetarians have a lower risk of premature death than their meat-eating counterparts.
University of Newcastle researchers are lining up eleven of the world’s most innovative running shoe designs to compete in a world-first project testing safety and performance. Our researchers need the help of 2,000 Aussie runners to test a pair over 12 months.
The University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen opened the University’s inaugural Health Fair today to promote healthy lifestyles that enhance learning under the Healthy University strategy.
More than thirty health professionals showcased a range of health and well-being initiatives to promote a healthy University community.
HMRI research economist Andrew Searles* will visit remote Aboriginal communities in Cape York over the next four weeks, to help evaluate the costs and benefits of health and well-being projects currently operating in the region.
Major weight loss certainly sounds like a good plan if you’re overweight or obese and serious about improving your health. But the reality is it’s incredibly difficult to lose 30 kg, and even if you do, it’s even harder to keep off in the long term.
How would you like technology to help you maintain a healthy weight management plan for your family? University of Newcastle researchers are inviting parents with children aged 4-18 years to get involved and have their say about what they want from a healthy lifestyle program designed specifically for families.
Opinion article* published in The Conversation written Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at University of Canberra Lauren Williams and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Professor John Germov.
Professor Clare Collins has a vision – seeing more families gathered around a dinner table digging into a home cooked meal with more vegetables. But first we have to ditch the idea that kids won’t eat the green stuff.
Following 13 years with the University of Newcastle, the last four at the helm as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Mike Calford will head south to lead the Illawarra Institute for Health and Medical Research.
Opinion article written for The Conversation by authors Clare Collins (Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle), Tim Crowe (Associate Professor in Nutrition at Deakin University), Gary Sacks (Research Fellow, Deakin Population Health at Deakin) and Peter Clifton (Laboratory Head, Nutritional Interventions at Baker IHI Heart and Diabetes Institute.).