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University of newcastle , Australia

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Higher Doctorate and specific scholarship enquiries should be directed to: Office of Graduate Studies The Chancellery The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 6537 F +61 2 4921 6908 E research@newcastle.edu.au W www.newcastle.edu.au/students/research-higher-degree/

RESEARCH

RESEARCH HIGHER DEGREES

International Office The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 6595 F +61 2 4960 1766 E international@newcastle.edu.au W www.international.newcastle.edu.au

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KEY CONTACTS

WELCOME

The University of Newcastle in Australia is recognised as a world-class institution that delivers innovative research and quality education. Internationally, the Academic Ranking of World Universities places Newcastle in the top four per cent of universities in the world, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings places us in the top three per cent. Both the Times Higher Education and QS also rank Newcastle in the top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50. Nationally, we are in the top 10 of research universities. In 2011, an independent assessment by the Australian Government determined that almost 70 per cent of the University’s research was equal to or better than world standard. In the same exercise, we were rated as Australia’s top university for applied mathematics and Newcastle was also rated as well above world standard for research in a wide range of science, engineering and health fields. The University partners with government and industry on research across key areas. The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), for example, is the largest facility of its kind in Australia, and hosts valuable collaborations including smart grid technology research with partners in China and bulk solids research in South Africa. Within the Hunter Medical Research Institute, the University’s researchers work with their peers in China on stroke research and collaborate across the world on breast cancer research. Our global research reputation is built on the innovative work of our researchers, who have made important contributions to the knowledge and understanding of issues of global significance across health, engineering and science. Our record of research in other key areas including the humanities, social sciences, business and law, is also growing and emerging on the world stage. At the University of Newcastle, research higher degree candidates have the opportunity to work with researchers who are among the world’s leaders in their field. Through quality supervision and facilities, comprehensive support and training, and a focus on world class research and innovation, candidates at Newcastle are provided with the best opportunity to reach their potential.

Professor Caroline McMillen Vice-Chancellor and President

University Programs, Application Procedures and Processing International Admissions International Office Academic and Global Relations Division The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 6595 F +61 2 4960 1766 E IA@newcastle.edu.au W www.international.newcastle.edu.au The Language Centre The Language Centre The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 5376 F +61 2 4921 7068 E Language.Centre@newcastle.edu.au W www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/englishlanguage-and-foundation-studies-centre/ International Office Hunter Building The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia E International-Advisors@newcastle.edu.au W www.newcastle.edu.au/students/ international/student-support/ Accommodation Accommodation Enquiry Centre The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T: +61 2 4924 1444 F: +61 2 4924 1002 E: AccommodationEnquiry@newcastle.edu.au W: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/ accommodation/on-campus Homestay Homestay Coordinator International Office Hunter Building The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T: +61 2 4921 6777 E: Homestay@newcastle.edu.au W: www.newcastle.edu.au/homestay

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Application Form www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/our-programs/how-to-apply Central Coast Region www.visitnsw.com/Central_Coast China Scholarship Council www.csc.edu.cn Department of Immigration and Citizenship www.immi.gov.au/students Newcastle www.visitnewcastle.com.au Newcastle Innovation www.newcastleinnovation.com.au Newcastle Institute for Energy Resources www.newcastle.edu.au/research/newcastle-institute-for-energy-resources Office of Graduate Studies www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/office-of-graduate-studies Official Overseas Representatives www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/our-programs/how-to-apply/representative Ourimbah Campus www.newcastle.edu.au/campus/ourimbah Research at the University of Newcastle www.newcastle.edu.au/research

FIND OUT MORE Find a supervisor Our Register of Supervisors allows you to search for a potential supervisor. You can search by school or researcher name, or by keyword. www.newcastle.edu.au/students/research-higherdegree/future-students/find-a-supervisor.html


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THE UNIVERSITY AT A GLANCE University of Newcastle established

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02 A great environment for study

We have a student population of more than 35,000 including more than 7,800 international students from more than 100 countries. Our campuses at Newcastle and the Central Coast offer a unique lifestyle of beaches, cafes and music, as well as a cost-effective, friendly place to live.

03 People who study here do well

As one of Australia’s leading research-intensive institutions, we have a reputation for excellence and a strong and vibrant research culture. Completing a research higher degree develops specialist knowledge in your field and professional skills for a range of business settings. Whether you’re interested in a career in academia or in the private or government spheres, you will be equipped with valuable skills that will make you competitive, no matter what your chosen career path.

04 We are hands-on and responsive

We value our research higher degree candidates as important contributors to our research standing and provide a supportive environment. You will be accepted into our research community and given quality supervision.

05 This is a place of opportunity

A research higher degree is a unique opportunity to develop new skills, develop problem-solving abilities and make a valuable contribution to new knowledge. Whether you want to broaden your mind, advance your career, increase your knowledge, travel the globe or change the world, the University of Newcastle can provide you with the opportunity.

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We are ranked in the world’s top four per cent and in Australia’s top 10 universities for research. We have on staff some of the world’s leading researchers and invest in world-class research facilities. We have 16 Priority Research Centres, we lead an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence and host large national and international research projects. The high standards set by the University ensure that our research higher degrees are respected and valued throughout the world.

Priority Research Centres

We are constantly developing and improving our reputation for academic and research excellence. The University of Newcastle is currently ranked: In Australia’s top 10 universities for research The top university in Australia in applied mathematics Excellence in Research Australia 2011 Five star university for research International agency, QS Stars 2012 More than 70 per cent of research rated at or above world standard Excellence in Research Australia 2011 Ranked in the top 4 per cent of world universities Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012


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WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH

Research and study opportunities are available for all stages of your career. To find out more about the University of Newcastle’s world-class team visit www.newcastle.edu.au/research

The University of Newcastle has a vibrant research culture and has enjoyed strong and increasing success in research performance. We hold a unique place in the higher education sector as the most research-intensive university outside of an Australian capital city. Ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia for research, a proven track record of innovation continues to drive our reputation as a place of research excellence and groundbreaking discovery. Our strengths are concentrated in the areas of health, biomedical science, energy and the environment, engineering and science. The University is home to many of the world’s leading researchers including: Professor John Forbes (breast cancer) Professor Jim Denham (prostate cancer) Laureate Professor John Aitken (reproductive biology) Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson (chemical engineering) Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin (electrical engineering) Laureate Professor Scott Sloan (civil engineering) Laureate Professor Jonathon Borwein (mathematics) Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher (public health)

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Our track record The University of Newcastle: is in Australia’s top 10 for externally funded research has an annual external research income of $84.96 million as reported under our 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) is ranked 9th in Australia according to the 2010 HERDC has $13.6 million new Australian Research Council funding commencing in 2012 has $12.7 million National Health and Medical Research Council funding commencing in 2012 has an annual turnover $15.5 million as part of Newcastle Innovation in 2011 is an associate member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates* *Associate members were invited to join the Go8 Deans of Engineering in recognition of the outstanding quality of their engineering research, teaching and scholarship.

We lead an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Geotechnical Science and Engineering. With partner organisations we host: the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) We host significant research projects including: the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health the Australia New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group the WorkCover NSW Research Centre of Excellence


NIER Delivering discoveries and solutions that make a difference The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) is a world-class research facility established with the explicit role of facilitating research within the minerals, energy and resources fields. The funding of NIER, through the Education Investment Fund, was announced in 2010 as part of the Government’s Education Revolution aimed at supporting world-leading, strategically focused infrastructure investments that will transform Australian tertiary education and research. NIER brings the University’s leading energy and resources researchers together under an umbrella institute and addresses national priorities in sustainability within the energy and resources sector. Priority research areas include: reduction of energy and water consumption in industries of national significance reduction of carbon emission through next generation clean coal, carbon capture and storage technologies development of alternative energy sources including geothermal, biomass, wind and polymer solar cells improved efficiencies in energy generation and conversion smarter and more efficient networks for the distribution and utilisation of electricity and water social change and the sustainability of resources and the environment

NIER is the preeminent and most comprehensive energy and resources research institute of its kind in Australia, focused on achieving best practice industry and academia collaboration, and providing both practical and viable benefits to industry, the community and the economy. On a scale unrivalled at any other education and research centre in Australia, NIER is housed in a world-class research facility comprising extensive mineral, chemical and related technical laboratories, workshops, offices and five industrialscale pilot plant workshops. Building capacity provides for significant research training activities, and access to industrial scale facilities ensures students graduate with industryrelevant experience. The co-location of energy and resources researchers from the University with industry partners allows cross-fertilisation of ideas and approaches, and has the potential to make a substantial contribution to sustainable energy research. Key partnerships exist with Ausgrid, CSIRO, Ampcontrol, TUNRA Bulk Solids, BHP Billiton, Xstrata, NuCoal and Hunter Water with many others in development. Key international partnerships have been established with the University of Witwatersrand, North China Electric Power University and the State Grid Power Research Institute of China with additional collaborations planned in Africa and China. The Priority Research Centres within NIER include: Centre for Advanced Particle Processing and Transport Centre for Energy Centre for Organic Electronics www.newcastle.edu.au/research/nier

Pictured left: Professor Kevin Galvin Pictured on opposite page: Laureate Professor John Aitken (left) and Laureate Professor Scott Sloan

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PRIORITY RESEARCH CENTRES Centre for Advanced Particle Processing and Transport Our purpose is to establish the technologies needed for energy efficient transport of raw materials and efficient recovery of fine particles. This efficiency lowers the carbon footprint, water consumption, and cost of mining on a per tonne of product basis. Major advances are being made in novel belt conveying and establishing new separation technologies to achieve fine particle beneficiation in coal and mineral processing, including the world-wide application of the Jameson Cell in froth flotation and the Reflux Classifier in gravity separation. Research Programs Energy efficient transport of raw materials: steep conveying, pneumatic conveying energy efficient belt conveying over long distances Fine particle beneficiation and characterisation: dry separation, novel flotation technology, novel and enhanced gravity separation and desliming of fine particles application of electrostatic, magnetic and high G forces selective flocculation and agglomeration Experimental work is supported by facilities in bulk solids handling, belt conveying, mineral processing, fundamental physical chemistry instrumentation, high-speed video, and laser flow diagnostics, while our modelling capability includes computational fluid dynamics and discrete element modelling. 6 | RHD PROSPECTUS

Research opportunities exist in fundamentals of bulk solids handling, pneumatic conveying, belt conveying, dust suppression, physical chemistry and control of surfactant adsorption, particle-particle aggregation, and interactions between particles and interfaces. Research is also focused on the hydrodynamics of foam drainage, the application of fluidisation to support the flotation of coarse particles and the aggregation of nano-particles, and in promoting the gravity separation of coal and minerals in the Reflux Classifier. A new shock-wave technology is being developed to enhance ultrafine flotation, while in gravity separation centrifugal forces are being exploited to target finer particles. www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/capp

Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease The Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular processes that are associated with the development and progression of respiratory diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These are the two major chronic respiratory diseases in Australia, with the incidence of asthma among the highest in the world, and COPD a major cause of death. These disorders are a significant health and economic burden to the community. They are designated National Research Priority Areas by the Australian Government and are diseases of global significance.


Pictured on this spread (left to right): Professor Ron Plotnikoff, PRC for Physical Activity and Nutrition; Professor Natashia Boland, PRC for Computer-Assisted Mathematics and its Applications; and Laureate Professor Paul Foster and Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, PRC for Asthma and Respiratory Disease.

The major aim of the Centre is to advance the national research effort on the understanding and treatment of respiratory disease. The Centre also acts as a national centre for the training of research higher degree students, postdoctoral fellows and clinician scientists and for basic and clinical research.

The Centre aims to find methodologies that will shorten the process of obtaining novel discoveries and to use them to obtain distinctively better outcomes in clinical practice and translational individualised medicine.

The Centre has formally brought together the leading asthma and respiratory disease researchers in Newcastle to develop an internationally recognised program focusing on respiratory disease. As a result, it has a much more focused research strategy that has resulted in linking both the clinical and basic arms of our research programs.

Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health

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Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information-Based Medicine The Priority Research Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information-Based Medicine (CIBM) brings together academics from the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment and works in collaboration with the Hunter Medical Research Institute’s Information-Based Medicine Program. The Centre draws together the disciplines of bioinformatics and molecular and genetic analysis with clinical information and population data analysis. Researchers in the Centre capture information from patient populations using a variety of high-throughput devices so that each and every individual has a unique signature of their genome. Diseases that have been studied to date include multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, age related macular degeneration, stroke and endometrial cancer to name but a few. Once the data have been collected, usually on over 1000 individuals and 1000 control subjects, it then requires analysis to identify salient associations. This requires the utilisation of computer technology and mathematical methods to extract meaningful information from vast amounts of data to identify disease-related genetic associations. The ultimate aim is to inform the development of patient-tailored treatment to a host of diseases thereby bringing about better outcomes for patients and their families.

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The Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health focuses on the leading cause of disease burden globally – the common disorders of the brain. Recent advances in neuroscience have put discovery of the causes, means for prevention and better treatments of these conditions within reach. The Centre focuses on understanding the basis of individual differences in vulnerability and resilience to brain disorders and on applying these understandings to the development and implementation of new treatment strategies. The Centre is comprised of six disease specific research programs. These are: schizophrenia; stroke; affective and addictive disorders; chronic pain and sensory syndromes; brain development, ageing and cognition; and innovative models of care for implementation of new discoveries. The broad aim of each program is to achieve better early detection, prevention and treatment of these common diseases/entities, with both the Centre and the individual Program leadership focusing on developing and promoting research ideas that have clear and direct relevance to improve health care outcomes. To achieve this outcome, the Programs promote multi-disciplinary collaboration and support and reward communication and linkage across the basic neuroscience, clinical neuroscience and population research domains, capitalising on expertise across our regional University and Hospital sectors. This strong integration of high-quality neuroscience across University and Hospital sectors at multiple levels of enquiry makes this Centre a unique research entity in the Australian neuroscience landscape. www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/ctnmh/

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Centre for Chemical Biology The Centre for Chemical Biology (CCB) is committed to providing innovative therapeutics for the treatment of human disease. By bringing together research teams of international excellence from chemistry, biology and medicine we will unravel the causes of disease, identify crucial biological targets and pioneer the rapid development of novel drugs for the fight against disease. The CCB will be the central facilitator of drug development at the University of Newcastle and with our collaborators, displaying leadership and research excellence. The CCB will provide a supportive forum for career development and enhancement of junior staff across chemistry, biology and biomedical sciences. The Centre will also provide biomedical researchers with a molecular ‘toolkit’ to unravel the intricacies of biological processes and a ‘lab to clinic’ drug development pipeline to a clinical setting. By bringing together research teams of international excellence from chemistry, biology and medicine the Centre will focus on unravelling the causes of disease, identifying crucial biological targets and will pioneer the rapid development of novel drugs for the fight against disease. www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/ccb

Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control Modern society, whether in industry, biomedicine, ecology, economics, or energy systems involves complexity, with dynamics and interactions playing an increasing role. Critical questions of measurement, understanding and the regulation of such processes are crucial to our society's future. At CDSC we take an approach largely based around mathematical modelling and applied control and estimation to tackle these problems. We have a team of experts working on a range of application areas for these fundamental technologies. Example projects include: dynamics and control in electric energy systems applications to telecommunication systems high fidelity nano-positioning systems for MEMS systems environmental monitoring and sensing control and transportation systems (marine, aerospace, intelligent vehicle systems) genetics and biomedical analysis Our research spans fundamental engineering work through to a range of practical applications. www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/cdsc

ARC Centre of Excellence in Geotechnical Science and Engineering (CGSE) The Australian Research Council provided $14.4 million to the University to establish the CGSE. The CGSE will pioneer new scientific approaches to geotechnical engineering design to underpin Australia’s energy and transport infrastructure, resulting in increased productivity and sustainability of the nation’s export industries. Physical infrastructure, such as offshore platforms and pipelines, and national road and rail systems, rely on geotechnical engineering design, and this is increasingly associated with building on extremely soft sediments (geomaterials). Offshore these are encountered in almost all modern developments, where water depths now mostly exceed 500 metres; onshore, transport corridors must increasingly make use of poor ground that has proved problematic for other developments. In all such cases the response of the geomaterials is complex and highly variable and presents major design challenges. The core goals of the CGSE are therefore to: provide a national focus for geotechnical research optimise the design of critical infrastructure collaborate with offshore and onshore industry educate and train the next generation of geotechnical engineers and researchers.

Centre for Computer-Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications The Centre for Computer-Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications (CARMA) forms the base for a vibrant cross-university and intra-university Priority Research Centre. There is no corresponding group in Australia and there are very few internationally. Mathematics as “the language of high technology” underpins all facets of modern life and current Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Yet no other research centre exists focussing on the implications of developments in ICT, present and future, for the practice of research mathematics. CARMA partly fills this gap through the exploitation and development of techniques and tools for computer-assisted discovery and disciplined data-mining including mathematical visualisation. CARMA research spans Computational Analysis and Number Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Linear and Nonlinear Analysis, Optimization and Simulation, Topological Groups, Harmonic Analysis, Number Theory and Functional Analysis. Advanced mathematical computation is equally essential to the solution of real-world problems: sophisticated mathematics is core to software used by decision-makers, engineers, scientists, managers, and those who design, plan and control the products and systems key to present day life. www.carma.newcastle.edu.au

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CENTRE FOR ENERGY The Centre operates four research programs. The Research Program on Low Emission Coal has an emphasis on abatement of greenhouse gases, with scientific research underpinning technologies for carbon capture and storage, such as oxyfuel, post-combustion capture, gasification, chemical looping and minerals sequestration. The research includes coal reactions, combustion and gasification, emissions, and impact of carbon capture for retrofitted units as well as new plant. Emissions from current pf plant are also included. The Program involves interaction with technology demonstrations within Australia and international developments. The goal of the Research Program on Renewable Energy Systems is to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and hence minimise greenhouse gas emissions, by increasing the share of renewables in our energy mix. The Program focuses on development of novel systems/processes for more efficient and viable utilisation of renewable energy sources such as biomass, wind and geothermal. The research underpinning the Program covers fundamental and applied aspects of renewable energy systems. including biomass combustion, gasification, and pyrolysis, design of novel wind turbines, as well as geothermal power cycles and hot dry rock technology for geothermal power generation. The Research Program on Transportation Fuels and Energy Conversion concentrates on converting hydrogen to chemicals such as methanol (from CO2) and ammonia (from N2). These products can serve as fuels or chemical feedstocks. The Program examines new and novel developments in electrochemical energy generation, as well as optimisation of energy usage on electrical power grids. The Program also investigates the synthesis of hydrogen from fossil fuels such as coal, biomass and natural gas. The Research Program on Energy and the Environment focuses on sustainable and integrated waste processing/ utilisation with energy recovery and generation. Other areas of interest in this Program include energy efficient housing, industrial ecology, knowledge systems, sustainability principles and measurement, energy minimisation and recovery, environmental repair and pollution abatement. www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/energy

Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing The Priority Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing is a dynamic, cross-disciplinary research group that researches individual, health care and societal factors that affect men and women’s health and wellbeing throughout life and as they age. The Centre also examines the ways in which communities respond to an ageing population. The Centre utilises the University’s acclaimed research capacities across public health/policy, clinical and basic science disciplines. Its core focii are to maximise analyses of longitudinal and linked data; undertake observational, experimental and translational studies in relation to gender, health and ageing; research appropriate use of medications and other health care resources; and evaluate innovative approaches to caring for older people.

The broad research capacity of the Centre supports partnerships with industry, government and other institutions, as well as collaboration with other Universities both in Australia and internationally. The Centre membership includes academics with expertise in health and clinical sciences, psychology, sociology, health economics, epidemiology, statistics and architecture, all of which contribute to understanding biological, social and environmental factors that affect the health of men and women as they age. The Centre also includes two World Health Organisation Collaborating Centres. www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/gha

Centre for Health Behaviour The Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour strives to improve community health through service delivery interventions promoting healthy behaviours and quality healthcare. Led by its highly experienced Director, Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher, the PRCHB brings together a number of separate research groups to harness their combined wealth of research expertise. These groups include: Hunter New England Population Health (HNEPH) Health Behaviour Research Group (HBRG) Discipline of Health Behaviour Sciences Behavioural Science Strategic Research Partnership (STREP) The School of Psychology Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) Maddison Collaboration. The Centres’ research focuses on social and individual factors that affect the health of populations, developing measures and interventions for reducing prevalence of preventable disease risks while increasing equitable and evidence-based health care delivery. The Centre works to assess and reduce the psychosocial impacts of chronic disease and is involved in improving responses to emerging infectious disease threats. The Centre combines researchers from a variety of fields including psychology, public health, medicine, nutrition and dietetics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nursing to carry out high quality, intervention-focused health behaviour research targeting key public health issues. www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/healthbehaviour

Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling The Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling focuses on the development of new models and innovative computational methods for predicting the behaviour of geomaterials, metals, and composites. Advanced computational methods, coupled with laboratory and field testing, are key tools in this pursuit. The Centre combines two of Australia’s leading research teams in their own areas: the Geotechnical Research Group and the Diffusion in Solids Group. Although these groups study problems at different length scales, they are united in their aim to develop material models that accurately describe www.newcastle.edu.au | 9


the macroscopic behaviour of a wide range of materials. They are also united by their common interest in the use of advanced computational methods, such as nonlinear finite element analysis, to solve multiphase problems involving deformation, diffusion and transport. By combining the numerical modelling expertise of the Geotechnical Research Group with the nano – and microscale modelling expertise of the Diffusion in Solids Group, a wide range of practical problems are being studied including contaminant migration and remediation in soils, the constitutive behaviour of geomaterials (soils and rocks), rock fall analysis, failure mechanisms and heat transport in electronic devices, and the mechanical behaviour of tunnels, building foundations, road embankments, harbour facilities, and mine sites. www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/cgmm

Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition The Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition takes a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to understanding physical activity and nutrition for population health with particular emphasis on education and health promotion strategies for chronic disease prevention, treatment and wellbeing. The PRC aims to examine these interrelationships across the lifespan by targeting ‘at risk’ populations at multiple levels (individual, social, organisational, population) within various settings (schools, clinics, workplaces, communities). Research and training activities cover the spectrum of theory development and measurement, intervention building and testing and knowledge transfer. The PRC aims to achieve high quality research, training and knowledge translation in the development and testing of effective, theory-driven, multilevel, population-based physical activity and nutrition-related interventions (and natural experiments) that can ultimately be used and sustained in practice. www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/pan/

Centre for Organic Electronics The Centre for Organic Electronics is the first of its kind in Australia. It is an exciting new initiative focusing on the development of new electronic devices at the intersection between semiconductors and plastics. Key research areas include: organic solar cells (new materials, devices, models, large scale fabrication) organic electronic based sensors (biosensors, printable electronic arrays, explosives sensors) organic based photonics (detectors) new fundamental imaging systems (atom-based microscopy). More specifically, the Centre is currently undertaking the following projects: large area printing of organic solar cells computational modelling of organic solar cells economic modelling of organic solar cells structure and morphology of conducting polymer blends extending the spectral response of organic solar cells photocurrent mapping of organic solar cells ultra-fast laser spectroscopy of organic electronic materials sensors and biosensors from plastic electronics

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printing of electronic arrays using state-of-the-art ink jet printing phase contrast mechanisms in scanning helium microscopy field ionisation helium detection using carbon nanotubes developing a helium beam microscope. www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/coe

Centre for Reproductive Science This Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science brings together researchers from the Mothers and Babies Research Centre, (headed by Professor Roger Smith), the Egg-toEmbryo Group (headed by Professor Keith Jones) and the Reproductive Biology Group (headed by Laureate Professor John Aitken). The Centre for Reproductive Science addresses one of the Australian Government’s most important national research priorities – ‘A Healthy Start to Life’. Recent research demonstrates that the long term health and welfare of individuals is critically affected by the quality of the gametes that form the embryo and the nature of the intrauterine environment provided by the mother during foetal development. The University of Newcastle is internationally recognised for its contribution to studies of human reproductive health and pregnancy. The Centre for Reproductive Science targets the future health of all Australians by improving the health of pregnant women and providing key information on the determinants of a healthy start to life. The Centre for Reproductive Science also supports the work of the highly successful Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Development administered by the University of Newcastle. www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/crs

Centre for Cancer The Priority Research Centre for Cancer delivers advanced approaches to assess patient risk and disease progression using cutting edge techniques in the fields of molecular genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics and magnetic resonance spectroscopy that can be incorporated into clinical trials and public health research. This research capacity is supported by close collaboration with the clinical facilities of the Hunter New England Local Health District and the complementary research expertise in the Priority Research Centres for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information Based Medicine, Chemical Biology and Health Behaviour. Using the biobanking experience developed for breast cancer, the Centre extends the collection to other tumours, such as colon, melanoma and lung cancer. The aim is to collect wellannotated tissue from every patient entered in a clinical trial or undergoing cancer treatment. Biological endpoints will be incorporated into the clinical trials by integrating new approaches and capabilities such as proteomics and magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy to diagnose and monitor treatment and NextGen sequencing to define genetic risk factors. These data will also be used by scientists to define new drug targets, develop lead compounds for cancer treatment and validate prognostic and predictive biomarkers to personalise therapy.


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Callaghan Campus, Newcastle

Central Coast Campus, Ourimbah

Located on a 140-hectare site of natural bushland 12 kilometres west of the city of newcastle, our callaghan campus has a reputation for being one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in australia. Callaghan is our original campus and the place where the majority (around 16,000) of our students are based.

Our Central Coast campus at Ourimbah is less than an hour’s drive from northern Sydney, and less than 15 minutes from beaches and bushland. Central Coast is a multi-sector campus and the grounds are shared by the University of Newcastle, TAFE NSW – Hunter Institute and the Central Coast Community College, along with local businesses. Nestled in a valley and featuring a beautiful rainforest creek, the campus is a living laboratory for environmental sustainability.

Getting around We’re easy to get to – bus services come right on campus, the train station is within walking distance, and Callaghan is close to the freeway. Parking is available for a small daily fee or a discounted yearly rate. Many students also choose to car pool.

There are a variety of courses offered only at the Central Coast campus such as oral health, podiatry, early childhood teaching and human nutrition as well as majors within the science degree program of sports science, marine science and sustainable resource management. Getting around Within walking distance from the train station, the pedestrian friendly campus offers access to Sydney and Newcastle by train. Bus services provide direct access to the campus from surrounding suburbs. Situated close to the F3 freeway, the campus is easily accessible by car, and there is free parking on the grounds.

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RESOURCES FOR CANDIDATES The University of Newcastle offers free access to a number of services to assist you in your research. Learning Support Program The Learning Development team provides opportunities for students to increase their academic skills, English language proficiency and mathematical understanding at all stages of their degree program. To help students make the most of their university studies there are a range of offerings including online resources, workshops, individual consultations and diagnostic tests for maths and English language. Specifically available for international students are a series of workshops designed to assist with proficient in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Upon enrolment all commencing RHD candidates are provided with a Dell or Mac laptop that includes a standard suite of University software such as Microsoft Office, multi-media, academic and anti-virus software. All candidates are also able to apply for the Annual RHD Candidate Allocation for reimbursement of costs associated with research activities while they are within their allowed/ funded candidature period. All uses of these funds must be approved by the supervisor and Head of School. The amount available per candidate is at least $1,500 per annum (pro rata for part-time candidates) and can be claimed for items such as: • project costs (for example costs associated with surveys, interviews, statistical advice, training courses, data entry and processing)

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• the direct cost of consumables required for the candidate’s research project • travel and fieldwork related to the research project • conference attendance and participation (including registration, travel and accommodation) • purchase of software (or software licences), books, journals, media resources etc. that are related to the research project • purchase or lease of equipment required for the research project • publication costs for research papers arising from the candidate’s research. The Code of Practise for Research Higher Degree Candidature outlines a minimum level of resources that are provided to candidates. For further information go to www. newcastle.edu.au/policy/000061 For more information visit: www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/centre-for-teachingand-learning/learning-development Blackboard Blackboard is the University’s online learning management system that enables you to access, engage and interact with fellow students and lecturers. Blackboard is used by your lecturers, and other units at the University, as a means of communicating important information and content to students. There are a myriad of uses for Blackboard including submission of written assessment items, your lecturer may choose to load lecture presentations or the course coordinator/tutor may


provide you with online practice questions for study purposes. Blackboard is also used as a means of announcing up-coming events and important dates. There is even a free mobile application for use with compatible mobile devices. Information Commons These bright, lounge-style learning spaces at the Newcastle, Ourimbah and City campuses provide a 24-hour service for students during semester. The Commons have student rovers on hand to offer support around the clock as well as state-of-the-art computers, individual and group work areas, printing facilities, lounges, and a newspaper reading section. The Auchmuty Information Common also has a café. Student Hubs Our student hubs are a one-stop shop for completing online forms, submitting or collecting assignments, getting a parking permit or logging-on at an internet express terminal. Get information on enrolments, exams, assignments, program-related matters, student ID cards, fees, scholarships and concession cards. The hubs are also a place where you can get together with friends and chill out in the café and lounge areas. There are hubs at Newcastle campus, Central Coast campus and University House in the Newcastle CBD. For more information go to: www.newcastle.edu.au/ students/hubs

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES The University Library operates six locations and provides access to more than 1.5 million items. Information is also available in our online collection including over 300,000 eBooks and more than 80,000 electronic journals. Professional staff assist students to use the local and online collections and to find information on specific topics. Our International Student Support Librarian offers specialist support to international students. No matter where you study you will have to access to our library collection. As well as our extensive online collection, our libraries have some of the longest opening hours of any Australian University. Three of our locations (Auchmuty, City and Ourimbah) include information Commons that are open and staffed 24 hours a day, during semester.

Auchmuty Library The Auchmuty Library is the University’s main library and is located on the Callaghan campus. It supports the teaching and research requirements of the disciplines of architecture, building, design, arts, humanities, social science, business, economics, commerce, information science, engineering, law, medicine, health science, psychology and science. Huxley Library The Huxley Library in the Hunter Building on the Callaghan campus supports the disciplines of education, nursing fine art and health science. City Library The City Library in the centre of Newcastle is located in University House – the site of the Newcastle Business School and across the road from the Conservatorium of Music. It supports a dedicated business collection and houses a specialist musical collection focusing on classical European and contemporary Australian music. Ourimbah Library The Ourimbah Library at the Ourimbah campus supports the disciplines of education, nursing, health science, oral health, podiatry, food science, environmental science, marine science, sports science, and psychology. Sydney Library The Sydney Library at the Sydney presence supports business and professional accounting and preparatory programs in ELICOS. Computing facilities There are more than 2,500 computers available to students in our computer teaching laboratories, general access labs, libraries and student hubs. We provide every student with an email account. Sections of Callaghan campus, Ourimbah campus and Newcastle City campus are wireless zones. This means you can bring a laptop and sit outside and work on your assignments, surf the web, or check your emails. Computing facilities at the University are provided via a high-speed optical fibre network.

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RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS The University of Newcastle offers a number of postgraduate research scholarships to support international research candidates. Applications close on 31 August each year. Applicants must provide evidence of meeting the University’s English proficiency requirements before the closing date. To view the University’s English proficiency requirements go to: www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104 International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) of the Australian Government offers International Postgraduate Research Scholarships to support high quality international candidates in areas of research strength in Australian Universities. Areas of research strength for the University of Newcastle are primarily in Engineering, Science and Health. For 2012 the University offered eight IPRS’s. These scholarships cover the full tuition fee and medical insurance for a period of two years for a Master’s degree and three years for a Doctoral degree. Recipients of an IPRS will also be awarded a University of Newcastle Research Scholarship which provides a living allowance (AU$23,728 p.a. in 2012), a relocation allowance and a thesis allowance. Application is open to candidates from all countries with the exception of Australian and New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents. Please note that any candidate who has already commenced a research higher degree in Australia and has been previously considered for IPRS is not eligible to be reconsidered for this scholarship. 14 | RHD PROSPECTUS

University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (UNIPRS) University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (UNIPRS) are funded by the University. The scholarship is for tuition fees and is accompanied by a University funded living allowance scholarship (AU$23,728 p.a. in 2012), which also includes medical insurance. Duration: three years for a PhD degree and two years for a Master’s degree, less any previous tenure towards a research higher degree at the same level. Application is open to candidates from all countries with the exception of Australian and New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents. Please note that any candidate who has already commenced a research higher degree in Australia and has been previously considered for UNIPRS is not eligible to be reconsidered for this scholarship. Scholarship Selection and Offer Procedures Scholarship applications will be accepted between 1 January and 31 August each year. To apply for a scholarship you must answer the relevant questions on the admission application form. Scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants on the basis of academic merit and through a highly competitive process. The award of research scholarships will also take into account areas of research strength or areas of research in line with the strategic directions of the University. The research scholarship criteria for all faculties will have the common components of academic achievement and research/ scholarly attainments. Specifically, the scholarship


assessment will include the applicant’s undergraduate grade point average (last 2 years only), master degree (if there is a significant thesis component), refereed international and national journal publications, exhibitions, book chapters and conference publications and research work experience such as a research assistant. Evidence of each component must be included with the scholarship application by the closing date to be counted in the scholarship score. Applicants may elect to be considered in more than one discipline area. A complete separate application must be lodged for each discipline, and each will be considered separately within the relevant faculty. An offer of admission to candidature and/or offer of scholarship in one discipline may not be transferable to another. Applicants who have completed more than two full-time equivalent semesters towards a research Master or more than four full-time equivalent semesters towards a PhD at the commencement of the following academic year will not be considered for the award of a scholarship. First round scholarship offers will be emailed and posted to the applicant’s correspondence address from mid-December. Offers must be accepted within 28 days, therefore it is important that applicants ensure they check email and collect mail from their correspondence address. Any second-round offers will be made from early February. Scholarships should normally commence and enrolment should be finalised by 31 August in the year for which the offer of a place was made.

Scholarship eligibility criteria Applicants must meet English requirements before the closing date and receive an offer of admission to a research higher degree to be eligible. Applicants for all schemes must have completed at least four years of undergraduate study and have attained Honours Class 1 or equivalent. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence by the closing date (31st August) of attaining: a TOEFL score of at least 575 (minimum score of 4.5 in the TWE) – paper based test. Computer based test requires score of at least 232 (minimum score of 4.5 Essay Rating); An internet TOEFL test with overall score of 93 with no subtest score less than 21 IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no individual subtest score less than 6.0. Note that applicants are not eligible for: support for a research Master degree if they already hold a research Master degree or equivalent; support from any RHD scholarship if they already hold a research Doctoral degree or equivalent. Note: English Requirements are subject to change. For up to date information please visit the English Proficiency Policy at www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104 Guidelines and procedures for research scholarships The guidelines and procedures on the allocation and award of research scholarships is available at: www.newcastle. edu.au/students/research-higher-degree/scholarships/ selection-procedures

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SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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The University’s International Office coordinates a range of welfare and support services for international students. Services to assist students with any practical or personal matters they may encounter in their new life in Australia are: Pre-departure information Transport and accommodation support Orientation Involvement in non-study activities, clubs and societies Issues that may interfere with academic performance Student visa enquiries Financial circumstances advice Guardianship for students under 18 years of age Loneliness or homesickness Programs The International Office runs a range of programs to enhance the international student experience. There is Community Connections where students are paired with members of the local community in a cross-cultural friendship program and Cultural Connections for Research Higher Degree candidates and their partners to meet other students and better understand Australian customs and culture. International students can also try Speed Conversation to improve their English and make new friends. For men specifically there is GOALLS, a regular football game for local and international students and staff. Counselling The University offers a counselling service to all students seeking assistance with personal problems, such as stress, interpersonal relationships, family difficulties and any problems associated with relationships, family difficulties and any problems associated with settling into life in Australia. Counselling is free and completely confidential. For more information please visit www.newcastle. edu.au/service/counselling

Safety Safety is a top priority at the University of Newcastle and we offer a range of services to students: Evening shuttle buses at the Newcastle and Central Coast campuses Evening security escort service at the Newcastle City Precinct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week emergency numbers Easily identifiable security staff Advisors The International Office has student advisors available to offer support to all international students who require assistance. To contact an International Student Advisor please email International-Advisors@newcastle.edu.au or visit the International Office. Disability Support The Disability support Service provides practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. Services include on-campus transport, alternative exam arrangements, advocacy, lecture support, note-taking, library support, Auslan interpreters and an alternative format translation service for students with a print disability. For more information please visit www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability Health Services The University offers medical care for students at our Newcastle and Central Coast campuses. The doctors and nurses can help with general health problems, immunisations, prescriptions for medications, pathology tests, x-rays and referrals to specialists. Physiotherapists are located at the Callaghan campus. The compulsory overseas student health cover meets the full cost of most consultations. All consultations with the health service’s doctors are confidential and students are encouraged to seek advice about any health matter. If necessary, students may be referred to a specialist, hospital, or community care, and may also seek the services of a private doctor outside the University. In both these situations additional payment may be required. For more information go to www.newcastle.edu.au/service/health www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/ student-support www.newcastle.edu.au | 17


EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER SUPPORT

The Australian Government allows student visa holders to work part-time for up to 40 hours per fortnight during semester and unlimited hours during semester breaks. This does not apply to students in receipt of a scholarship, who may work for up to 8 hours per week between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. You do not need to apply for permission to work – you (and your dependent family members) will already have permission to work automatically included with your student visa. You must enrol and commence your studies, before you undertake any part-time work. For more information, please visit: www.immi.gov.au/students/students/working_while_studying

Careers Service The University of Newcastle’s Careers Service is a great way for students to get free information and advice about careers, study and employment. A range of free services are provided including individual appointments to discuss career choice and planning, workshops, and online access to up-to-date jobs and career information. On-campus careers expos give students the chance to meet potential employers and explore career options. Careers counsellors are available to help with the critical things employers are looking for such as a well-prepared résumé and a great cover letter. They also help with information on potential employers, salary, labour markets and professional association contacts. The service has connections with over 4,600 potential employers and last year advertised approximately 1,500 job vacancies to students and graduates. For more information about the University’s Careers Service, please visit www.newcastle.edu.au/service/careers

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ARRIVING IN AUSTRALIA Most international students arrive in Australia at Sydney’s International Airport and then travel by air, train or coach to Newcastle or Ourimbah.

CHECKLIST

There is a Travel Concierge Service within the Arrivals Hall at Sydney International Airport which can assist with transport enquiries and directions.

❏ Accept your offer, pay your deposit and receive

There are a number of options for transferring to the different campuses of the University of Newcastle. You can book a short, 30 minute domestic flight to Newcastle from Sydney before you leave. The University’s campus in Newcastle is also reached by bus or train from Sydney in approximately 3 hours. The campus at Ourimbah is closer to Sydney and can be reached in 1 hour by bus or train. The University’s International Office provides an arrival service to help you arrange your journey. For more information visit www.newcastle.edu.au/students/ international/student-support/arrival or email InternationalAdvisors@newcastle.edu.au

Before you travel… your confirmation of enrolment (COE)

❏ Apply for a passport and student visa ❏ Arrange for immunisation, eye test and dental check-up ❏ If you want a credit card, apply ❏ Purchase some Australian currency ❏ Apply for on-campus accommodation or book temporary accommodation for your arrival

❏ Book your flights to Australia ❏ Arrange transport from the airport ❏ Advise International-Advisors@newcastle.edu.au of your travel arrangements

Reception Service The University provides a free transport service from Newcastle Airport or Newcastle or Ourimbah Train Station. You will be transferred to your accommodation by hire car. To arrange this service, you will need to email International Office at least one week prior to your arrival in Australia. For transfers to the Ourimbah campus, email International-Ourimbah@newcastle.edu.au For transfers to the Newcastle campus, email International-Advisors@newcastle.edu.au

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NEWCASTLE

CENTRAL COAST

SYDNEY Distances and Travel Times Newcastle Newcastle Central Coast Sydney

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Central Coast

Sydney

70km 50 minutes

150km 2 hours

70km 50 minutes 150km 2 hours

80km 1hour 10 minutes 80km 1 hour 10 minutes


CLIMATE Students on our campuses enjoy a temperate climate with warm to hot summers and mild winters. Summer December to February 20 – 28°C (68 – 83°F) Autumn March to May 14 – 26°C (57 – 79°F) Winter June to August 9 – 18°C (49 – 64°F) Spring September to November 15 – 25°C (59 – 77°F)

Newcastle is situated on the east coast of Australia, about a two hour drive north of Sydney. It is the second largest city in New South Wales and the seventh largest city in Australia. Set on a breathtaking stretch of Australia’s Pacific Ocean coastline, Newcastle is the only city in Australia where the central business district is positioned simultaneously on the beach and the harbour waterfront. The port entrance is home to Nobby’s Lighthouse and the Breakwater, both iconic images of Newcastle. The international publication, Lonely Planet named Newcastle as one of the world’s top ten cities to visit in 2011. Lonely Planet described Newcastle as “a unique blend of imagination, sophistication and laid-back surf culture” with “ a sun-drenched subtropical climate and diverse dining, nightlife and arts.” Of course the University of Newcastle is a large part of Newcastle’s appeal and a major drawcard for interstate and international visitors. Newcastle is a great place to live and study. Newcastle boasts some of Australia’s best beaches and waterways for swimming, surfing, sailing and other water sports. Newcastle’s harbour waterfront is a popular area for locals and visitors. With a regional population of around 500,000, Newcastle supports a thriving business and commercial sector and an excellent network of health care and educational facilities. Combined with a low cost of living and a favourable climate Newcastle presents a relaxed and welcoming lifestyle.

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CLIMATE The Central Coast region enjoys a subtropical climate, with warm humid summers and mildly cool winters. Summer December to February 16 – 28°C (61 – 82°F) Autumn March to May 10 – 26°C (50 – 79°F) Winter June to August 6 – 18°C (43 – 64°F) Spring September to November 8 – 25°C (46 – 77°F)

THE CENTRAL COAST Located approximately half way between Sydney and Newcastle, the Central Coast campus at Ourimbah is just over an hour’s drive by car from Sydney yet less than 15 minutes drive from sparkling beaches and lush forests.

Ourimbah provides an ideal study environment close to the excitement of Sydney but with the security and relaxation that comes with a rural setting. The Central Coast region successfully blends sandy beaches, scenic national parks, shopping and leisure activities along a stretch of New South Wales coast. It is a popular destination for family holidays and also provides a shopping experience that compares favourably with capital cities, offering boutique fashion shops, major retailers, cinemas, restaurants and cafes. For those pursuing a healthy lifestyle, there are excellent sporting facilities in the region including athletics tracks, sporting clubs and fields and gymnasiums. The Central Coast’s abundant natural attractions are popular with visitors and locals. Sandy beaches and tranquil waterways are ideal for fishing, boating and water activities, while the nearby national parks are popular destinations for campers and bushwalkers. Local attractions include the Australian Reptile Park, and daily pelican feeding at The Entrance. Studying at Ourimbah puts students in touch with an enviable lifestyle and enhances the study experience. With a dedicated and friendly teaching staff, modern campus and idyllic environment, students are assured that their time on the Central Coast will be richly rewarding.

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SPORT AND FITNESS

At the University of Newcastle, you’ll find plenty of activities and resources to keep you active and healthy. Newcastle University Sport (NUSport) offers students a variety of WORLD CLASS SPORT, HEALTH AND FITNESS PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES. The sports facilities on the Callaghan campus are amongst the finest of any university in Australia and include: sporting fields providing for sports such as cricket, rugby union, soccer, baseball and ultimate frisbee a regional rowing pavilion The University campus also includes award-winning facilities at The Forum Sports & Aquatic Centre: a 50 metre, eight-lane heated indoor swimming pool an 18 metre indoor climbing wall a large weights training area a high performance training area various training zones more than 100 group fitness classes each week For more information about sport and fitness options, visit www.theforum.org.au Elite Athlete Friendly University Program The University of Newcastle is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) program and is committed to supporting the endeavours of elite athletes to combine study and maintain elite athlete status. The University will do what it can to assist elite athletes achieve sporting and academic goals. Being able to combine sport and study creates a healthy balance and helps athletes to plan for their life after sport. The University of Newcastle has supported elite student athletes in national teams and has assisted several athletes in competing at events such as the Olympic, Commonwealth and Paralympics Games. It is the goal of the University of Newcastle – with its excellent sporting facilities, reputable academic programs and now the EAFU program – to become the University of choice for elite athletes looking to begin tertiary study. The program provides general support to students and can assist with assessment needs, attendance flexibility, alternative exam arrangements and cross-institutional study.

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ACCOMMODATION LIVING ON-CAMPUS AT CALLAGHAN The University has four residential colleges: Edwards Hall, International House, Evatt House and Barahineban. Each college is supported by a friendly team of residential staff. We recognise the importance of students having access to secure, affordable and comfortable accommodation. We offer both on-campus and off-campus accommodation options in Newcastle and the Central Coast. On-campus accommodation ranges from shared rooms to single occupancy. You can choose from fully catered, semi-catered and self catered packages, so you will need to do some research and choose the one that’s right for you. We offer almost 1,000 beds across four residential colleges at the Callaghan campus and our residential college at the Central Coast campus provides 26 rooms. Each residential college has its own unique atmosphere and hosts a number of social, cultural and sporting activities. The demand for on-campus accommodation is high, so make sure you get your application in on time. There is also a good range of off-campus accommodation options and you don’t need to live next door to the campus. Newcastle is a medium-sized city, and most suburbs are well-served by public transport, making travel to and from the campus easy. The University’s Accommodation Service staff can provide you with information on rental options and Homestay accommodation. For full details, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/service/ accommodation

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CATERING Students may choose from the following options: Fully-Catered (16 meals): Breakfast and evening meals are prepared for students 7 days a week with brunch also provided on the weekend. Semi-Catered (5 meals): Evening meals are prepared for student Monday to Friday, with students shopping for food and preparing all other meals for themselves. Self-Catered: Students must shop for their own food and prepare all of their own meals.


Evatt House

Edwards Hall Room Type

Catering

Rate per Week

Standard Room Single occupancy; shared bathroom

Fully-Catered: 16 meals per week

AU$281.25

Self-Catered

AU$172.50

Fully-Catered: 16 meals per week

AU$322.50

Cutler North Room Single occupancy; private bathroom; air-conditioned

International House Room Type

Catering

Rate per Week

Standard Room Single occupancy; shared bathroom

Semi-Catered: 5 dinners per week

AU$225.00

Room Type

Catering

Rate per Week

Standard Room Single occupancy; shared bathroom

Self-Catered

AU$172.50

Room Type

Catering

Rate per Week

Upgraded Room Single or dual occupancy; private bathroom; air-conditioned; kitchenette

Self-Catered

AU$255.00 per room for single or AU$300.00 for dual occupancy

Barahineban

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AFFORDABLE

Newcastle is Australia’s seventh largest city and enjoys a lower cost of living than most other Australian cities. Living in Newcastle is more affordable than Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne, with a relaxed, less-crowded lifestyle. The Australian Government has estimated that a single international student requires a minimum of AU$18,610 per year for living expenses – accommodation and meals, incidentals, entertainment and local transport. This amount is set as part of your visa requirements. This does not include any allowance for costs associated with a student’s spouse, partner or dependants. Any school age dependants accompanying students to Australia will be required to pay full fees if the dependants enrol in a government or nongovernment school. Students should also have additional funds to pay for initial costs of getting established, textbooks and, where applicable, special equipment, transportation and temporary or additional accommodation. For example, nursing and education students may need an extra allowance for travel and temporary accommodation for some practical placements. For more information go to: www.immi.gov.au/students/student-visa-living-costs

LIVING ON-CAMPUS AT THE CENTRAL COAST Blue Gum House accommodates 26 residents in single occupancy rooms with private bathrooms, air conditioning and a refrigerator. Residents have access to a fully-equipped kitchen, common room and a barbecue area. Blue Gum House Room Type

Catering

Rate per Week

Standard Room Single occupancy; shared bathroom

Self-catered

AU$155.00

APPLYING FOR ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION The demand for on-campus accommodation is constantly high, and there is no guarantee of obtaining accommodation at either the Callaghan or Central Coast campuses. We strongly recommend that you apply early and also consider other accommodation options such as off-campus or homestay. Successful applicants are offered a licence agreement for the full academic year or for one complete semester.

Living Off Campus The average cost for a fully furnished room in a share house is between AU$120 and AU$160 per week. Unfurnished properties cost around AU$300 - AU$400 per week for a 2 bedroom unit or house. The average cost for everyday grocery products in Australia is: AU$2.50 to AU$3.00 for a loaf of bread AU$2.20 to AU$2.90 for two litres of milk AU$1.30 to AU$3.00 for a newspaper AU$3.00 to AU$4.00 for a box of cereal AU$3.00 to AU$5.00 for a jar of instant coffee There are a number of budget calculators online that can assist students in estimating their living expenses. The Australian Government’s budget calculator, Moneysmart, can be found at: www.moneysmart.gov.au/tools-andresources/calculators-and-tools

Important Dates Students should submit an application for on-campus accommodation after accepting a Letter of Offer to study with us. If you are applying for on-campus accommodation for Full year or Semester One (February) 2013/14: Applications open: October of the previous year Applications close: When all rooms are filled If you are applying for on-campus accommodation for Full year or Semester Two (July) 2013/14: Applications open: May of that year Applications close: When all rooms are filled For further information on the application process for on-campus accommodation, please visit www.newcastle.edu.au/service/accommodation

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LIVING OFF CAMPUS For those students who do not wish to live on-campus, or who miss the application deadline for on-campus accommodation, the University offers assistance with finding off-campus accommodation. Homestay Service Homestay provides international students with the opportunity to live in a home environment while studying at the University. All Host families are carefully screened and provide a safe and friendly environment where students have the opportunity to practice their language skills and form new friendships. Newcastle has the most availability for homestay with some on the Central Coast. Students living in Homestay are provided with a furnished room and have two options available to choose from. Option one: 21 meals per week (breakfast, lunch and dinner daily)

Off-Campus Accommodation Service The off-campus accommodation service provides information about rental accommodation and maintains an interactive database of current accommodation options available to students. Students can access the online database of accommodation options prior to arrival in Australia but are strongly advised to personally visit any accommodation before making a final decision on where to live. It may take 2 or 3 weeks to find suitable accommodation so students should book temporary accommodation prior to their arrival in Australia. For further rental information or to access the database please visit: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/accommodation/off-campus. Temporary Accommodation Students should consider organising temporary off-campus accommodation before arriving in Australia. This allows time to investigate and secure more permanent accommodation after arriving.

Option two: 16 meals per week (breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday and breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays). Homestay fees for 2013 Placement fee of AU$200 Homestay +21 meals = AU$215 per week Homestay +16 meals = AU$200 per week Homestay fees for 2014 Placement fee of AU$200 Homestay +21 meals = AU$220 per week Homestay +16 meals = AU$205 per week To find out more about Homestay and how to apply please visit: www.newcastle.edu.au /homestay

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Business and Law

Education and Arts

The Faculty of Business and Law collaborates with leading research universities in North America, Europe and Asia. The Faculty has formal partnerships with business, government and non-government organisations. Offering innovative business and law degrees, the Faculty prepares its undergraduate and postgraduate students for global citizenship through operations in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The Faculty of Education and Arts offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs. Each of its schools is highly respected for its range of disciplines and learning methods, which are designed to ensure our graduates have high-level skills and are work-ready.

The Faculty has two schools: Newcastle Business School Newcastle Law School

The Faculty has three schools: Creative Arts (incorporating the Conservatorium) Education Humanities and Social Science


Engineering and Built Environment

Health

Science and Information Technology

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment is one of the leading faculties of its kind in Australia with a reputation for high quality teaching and research, and strong links with industry. Its research intensive environment has helped attract high calibre academic research staff from throughout Australia and around the world.

The Faculty of Health is an international leader in educating health professionals offering undergraduate and postgraduate professional programs, and programs in the basic sciences that underpin those professions. The Faculty’s research success is facilitated by its direct access to health organisations and the community through the Hunter Medical Research Institute.

With impressive research and teaching facilities, the Faculty of Science and Information Technology delivers degree programs across the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, physics, biology, information technology, mathematics, psychology, design, audio-visual and media production. The Faculty works in partnership with local industry, health services, and government and nongovernment organisations to optimise achievements in teaching and research.

The Faculty has three schools: Architecture and Built Environment Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Engineering

The Faculty has four schools: Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy Health Sciences Medicine and Public Health Nursing and Midwifery

The Faculty has four schools: Design, Communication and Information Technology Environmental and Life Sciences Mathematical and Physical Sciences Psychology

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FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND LAW The Faculty of Business and Law is an innovative and dynamic learning community that offers distinctive degrees and, in collaboration with our external partners and stakeholders, strives to make a difference by creating new knowledge, preparing our students for global citizenship, and contributing to the economic, social and political progress of Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Through partnerships with leading international universities, through leading roles in international professional and academic societies, and through work with industry, our research has global reach and impact. A candidate for a research higher degree in this faculty is welcomed into our research teams and is trained by experienced academics. It is important that RHD candidates align their research project with the research expertise of existing academic staff. Prospective RHD candidates are advised to browse the research interests of academic staff in the School and make contact with a prospective supervisor who has appropriate research experience in the discipline of choice. Prospective RHD candidates can begin this search at www.newcastle.edu.au/ students/research-higher-degree/future-students/find-a-supervisor

Successful leaders don’t start out asking, ‘What do I want to do?’ They ask, ‘What needs to be done?’ Then they ask, ‘Of those things that would make a difference, which are right for me?’ Peter Drucker, founding father of management

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OUR RESEARCH The Faculty’s research-intensive schools contribute to the University of Newcastle’s ranking as one of Australia’s top 10 research universities. Our academic staff are active researchers, with many leaders in their disciplines, who publish consistently in the top international and national journals. Researchers within the Faculty have been awarded substantial research funding through the Australian Research Council and from industry, and they are grant assessors for esteemed bodies such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Australian Research Council.

The Centre for Institutional and Organisational Studies This Faculty-wide centre supports many of the research efforts across our two schools. It studies the differential growth and development of societies and enterprise across time and place. The aim is to understand how socially beneficial exchange is organised through legal, political, economic and social institutions and organisations. Organisations comprise business and legal firms, unions, the judiciary, political parties, pressure groups, families, nongovernmental and not-for-profit bodies, religious groups, educational bodies and international bodies (UN, World Bank and IMF). Institutions include the formal (legal) and informal (social norms and values) environments within which organisations operate. The Centre has research partnerships with leading universities including Aachen University of Technology; Nanjing University; Beijing Normal University; South China University of Technology; Shandong University; Jilan University; IMT Ghaziabad; Indian Institute of Management, Indore; Chulalongkorn University; University of Malaya; University of Kebangsaan Malaysia; University of Limerick; and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The Centre also partners with industry and a variety of professional associations. The Centre aims to make a difference in society. It provides a home for our researchers and research higher degree candidates to advance current academic knowledge and professional practices in the various business and law disciplines.

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Our academic staff are active researchers, with many leaders in their disciplines.


SNAPSHOT RESTRUCTURING FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC FIRMS IN CHINA Led by Dr Brendan Boyle, Dr Rebecca Mitchell and Emeritus Professor Stephen Nicholas, in cooperation with Dean Xiao Shuming, Nanjing University Business School and Vice President Peng Long, Beijing Foreign Studies University, the research project investigates the evolution and change in the location, operation and growth of business enterprises in the world’s fastest growing economy. Dr Boyle says “Business firms change their structure as part of their maturation and development, and our research assesses the importance of internal factors and external factors, such as the recent global economic crises, in driving firm restructuring”.

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OUR SCHOOLS Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Law School

Newcastle Business School, within the Faculty of Business and Law, provides a multi-disciplinary environment, with opportunities for research in all major areas of business. We engage in research that makes a difference by expanding knowledge and by having an impact on the professions, business and government in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. In doing so, our goal is to improve business practices, foster equity, and contribute to human social and economic progress.

Focusing on ‘lawyering skills’, the Newcastle Law School is an internationally recognised law school, combining academic excellence and practical, hands-on training. Our Professional Program pioneered the integration of experiential learning and skills training within the conventional Bachelor of Laws curriculum.

Academic staff in the School have diverse backgrounds, wideranging professional experience, strong research records, and excellent experience in supervising research students. They are committed to creating, ensuring and promoting an unmatched research environment, which is reflected in an impressive output of research books, journal articles and professional publications. Over the years, Newcastle Business School and our individual staff members have built research links with prestigious universities in Asia, North America, and Europe. Research higher degree studies are supported in the following discipline areas: business policy and strategy international business innovation and entrepreneurship organisational behaviour, performance and sustainability general management supply chain management accounting finance economics politics employment relations human resource management marketing leisure tourism Interdisciplinary programs are also available. www.newcastle.edu.au/school/business

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As a result, graduates of the Diploma of Legal Practice are immediately eligible to apply for admission as legal practitioners in Australia, without further training. Research higher degree studies within the Newcastle Law School are available in the following discipline areas: child law contract law criminal law and sentencing environmental law and international environmental law equal opportunity law family law human rights law and international human rights law labour relations law and international labour relations law legal profession occupational health and safety law tort law www.law.newcastle.edu.au


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FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND ARTS The Faculty of Education and Arts has internationally recognised research strengths in social work, religion and religious studies, literature, education, linguistics, history and film and media studies. The Faculty also conducts high quality research led by respected scholars in the classics, language studies, anthropology, speech pathology and the performing and fine arts. This broad and exciting range of academic disciplines is represented in three schools: School of Drama, Fine Art and Music School of Education School of Humanities and Social Science A candidate for a research higher degree in this Faculty is attached to one of these Schools. Each school offers support for research higher degree students and their projects. Existing RHD candidates in the Faculty come from many walks of life, and represent a truly cosmopolitan student body. It is important that RHD candidates develop a research project that aligns with the research expertise of existing academic staff in the School. Prospective RHD candidates are advised to browse the research interests of academic staff in the School and make contact with a prospective supervisor for their project. Pictured top: Dr Tim Stanley Pictured middle (L-R): PhD candidate Rueben Ramsey, Associate Professor Victoria Haskins Pictured bottom: Associate Professor Michael Arthur-Kellly

Prospective candidates can begin this search at www.newcastle.edu.au/students/ research-higher-degree/future-students/find-a-supervisor.html Each school has a Deputy Head of School (Research and Research Training). Prospective candidates are advised to consult the Deputy Head of School before submitting an application for enrolment. If you are unsure of the appropriate School for your interests, please contact the Faculty’s Assistant Dean for Research and Research Training, Professor Pam Nilan on Pamela.Nilan@newcastle.edu.au

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OUR RESEARCH Faculty research strengths are concentrated in three research institutes and one Priority Research Centre (PRC). Bringing together a critical mass of researchers, the institutes and the PRC provide ideal environments for RHD study.

Educational Research Institute Newcastle (ERIN)

Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing (RISIW)

Humanities Research Institute (HRI)

ERIN focuses on key challenges facing contemporary education through interdisciplinary research into theoretical, methodological, and evidence-based understandings of education and education policy. Teacher Learning and Professional Development is a research strength in ERIN, as well as Special Education and School Reform.

RISIW is an interdisciplinary research body that promotes the cross-fertilisation of ideas to advance our understanding of social inclusion and wellbeing. RISIW seeks to ignite innovative and profound research in the social sciences by applying new knowledge and methods to develop solutions to some of society’s most intractable problems around areas of exclusion and disadvantage. Social Work and Evidence Based Practice is a current research theme, as well as Critical, Social and Political Thought. There is an emerging focus on Post Industrial Cities (Technology, Time and Labour).

Humanities research – including history, languages, philosophy, theology, and literature – has an important role to play by fostering the creation of knowledge that enriches our lives, making us more complete human beings and more capable of sustaining ourselves and our communities. Research areas fostered by the Institute include Endangered Languages and a number of clusters in History including Race, Colonisation and Gender.

ERIN is currently developing Comparative and International Education as one of its strengths with an exciting new research program. The program will examine the global flow of best practice educational policies using critical analyses and comparisons. Case-studies in five countries will build innovative theoretical and methodological frameworks for this field. ERIN also has a major focus on Equity and Education and is undertaking cutting edge research to identify evidence-based programs to enable students from low socioeconomic areas to access higher education.

RISIW’s research program in Public Governance analyses the ways in which changing political-economic life relates to new regimes of welfare governance, and investigates the impact of these regimes on human service workers. Another important focus is Social Research in Energy and Resources, which is pursued in partnership with the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER). Together they have created the first centre in Australia dedicated solely to researching social dimensions of energy and resources.

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition The PRC in Physical Activity and Nutrition takes a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to understanding population health with emphasis on education and health promotion strategies for chronic disease prevention, treatment, and wellbeing. There are six inter-related themes: physical activity and nutrition for population health obesity therapeutic nutrition clinical and experimental nutrition exercise sciences physical activity and nutrition in schools

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The Institute’s Centre for the History of Violence is developing new frameworks for understanding violence and social order in historical, political and sociological contexts and is leading a fundamental rethinking of the place of violence in the modern world. Endangered Language Documentation Theory and Application is an internationally recognised program driven by a dynamic hub of linguistics researchers and students who work together to document and describe diverse endangered languages and pursue flow-on theoretical and practical applications. The new interdisciplinary research program is Religion in Political Life. This program will examine religion’s dynamic interactions with democratic authority, radicalism, gender, and the legacies of colonial nation building. This program builds on religious studies, one of the major research strengths of the Faculty, and will propel significant global debates about religion and politics in vital new directions.


SNAPSHOT GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH IN Physical Activity and Nutrition David Lubans and colleagues are developing an international reputation for their innovative research focused on improving student outcomes and teacher practice in the field of physical activity and nutrition. The research team is currently evaluating a number of school-based interventions, working closely with the NSW Department of Education and Catholic and Independent School associations. We know that physical activity dramatically declines during adolescence and dietary behaviours deteriorate as adolescents consume more food away from the influence of the family. Approximately 40 per cent of Australian youth are not sufficiently active and spend a large proportion of their day engaged in screen-based recreation. One of the many negative consequences of inactivity and high screen time has been the increase in paediatric obesity. The research of David Lubans and his team directly addresses these problems. Participation in physical activity is associated with positive social, emotional and physical health and improved academic performance. Schools are a crucial setting for health promotion as they contain the facilities, curricula and personnel necessary for the promotion of physical activity and healthy eating in young people. Although the health and physical education teaching areas are the primary targets for health promotion in schools, break periods, the physical environment of schools, active transportation, canteens and extra-curricular school sport have been identified as additional opportunities for intervention. Researchers in the group are interested in the development and testing of health behaviour theory and improving the accuracy of physical activity measurement in youth. A key objective of the research team is knowledge translation into schoolbased practice and policy.

There are currently eight research higher degree students working in the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition on school-based research projects. A number of these students have secured prestigious APA scholarships while others are funded through existing research grants. Notable projects include: The Nutrition and Enjoyable Activity for Teen Girls (NEAT Girls) study, an ARC funded intervention focused on reducing unhealthy weight gain in adolescent girls The Supporting Children’s Outcomes using Rewards, Exercise and Skills (SCORES) study, a primary school based physical activity and movement skills intervention focusing on student leadership and teacher professional development. Pictured above: Associate Professor David Lubans

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OUR SCHOOLS School of CREATIVE ARTS

School of Education

The School of Creative Arts offers a strong research culture based on the nexus between theory and creative practice. While research higher degree students in the School can focus exclusively on theory, the School also provides an environment in which dramatic performance, visual art practice, or musical performance and composition can result in the creation of new practice-based knowledge, and/or innovative uses and interpretations of existing knowledge. Interdisciplinary approaches draw on a broad range of influences and ideas, as well as the traditional skills of the creative arts. Research capacities and strengths include: world music, its analysis and performance and crosscultural composition 17th and 18th century music, especially Italian and French interdisciplinary performance, film music, music theatre, composition circus and physical theatre, popular entertainments in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, performance analysis and historiography photomedia, including digital and multi-media practice, as well as early photography technologies art history, particularly focusing on affect, emotion and war museum studies and museology, from the practice of museums to the rhetorical aspirations of the new museology, historical and contemporary Australian art gender studies, textiles and mixed media installation

Research is fundamental to the activities of the School of Education. Research informs our teaching, underscores our commitment to high quality education at all levels and in all contexts, and connects us with the community and its aspirations. A group of dynamic and high performing scholars drive Newcastle’s nationally and internationally acclaimed research programs in curriculum, pedagogy and specialist studies in education. We aim for theory building, with strong influence on educational policy and practice.

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Researchers in the School of Education strive to: have high impact by addressing key educational problems and issues in contemporary contexts pursue ‘cutting-edge’ projects of national and international significance share their knowledge, skills, ideas and experience develop collaborative networks with colleagues throughout Australia and internationally produce research and research training of the highest quality The RHD opportunities in Education span from early childhood through school education and into higher education and education in the professions. Recent outstanding research higher degree completions in the School of Education range from investigations of emancipatory pedagogy to school principal leadership. Strong research programs in the School of Education include: teaching and learning schooling and school reform research methods, training and impact professional education, professional development and career trajectories special education physical activity, health and education curriculum development www.newcastle.edu.au/school/education/research

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The Faculty of Education and Arts encompasses a broad range of disciplines represented in three Schools. School of Humanities and Social Science The School of Humanities and Social Science offers a wide range of possibilities for RHD study, from classics to speech pathology, from social work to American history, and from French to sociology. The following list gives a further sense of the variety of disciplines: classics community welfare and social policy English film, media and cultural studies French studies history Japanese studies linguistics philosophy religious studies sociology and anthropology social work speech pathology theology The research section of the School website highlights research strengths, current grants and publications, and active research groups within the School. Discipline pages detail the research activities and expertise of staff and current RHD students. There is a large group of RHD students who come together at regular symposia and workshops. There are strong research programs in a compelling range of theoretical and practical domains pertaining to the humanities and social sciences, for example: literary and linguistic computing early modern women’s writing violence and social order transcolonial history religion and society endangered languages evidence-based practice in social work www.newcastle.edu.au/school/hss/research Pictured right (from top): PhD candidates Guowu Jiang, Nathan Scott, Tara Dickinson

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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment is one of the leading faculties of its kind in Australia, with a reputation for the highest quality teaching and research. This quality was recognised when the renowned Academic Ranking of World Universities (formerly the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking) system placed our Faculty in the top 100 universities in the world for engineering, technology and computer sciences. This strong international reputation, along with our comprehensive study options, helps us to attract a diverse range of high quality staff and students from many regions of the world. The Faculty brings together the professions of engineering, architecture, building, industrial design, computer science and surveying. Prospective RHD candidates can begin the search for a potential supervisor at www.newcastle.edu.au/students/ research-higher-degree/future-students/find-a-supervisor Pictured opposite page, top: Professor Behdad Moghtaderi and Dr Elham Doroodchi

The University of Newcastle has been ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities for engineering technology and computer sciences. Academic Ranking of World Universities

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OUR RESEARCH The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment is internationally recognised for its outstanding research record, which places our schools among the very best in Australia. Our research-intensive environment has helped to attract the highest calibre academic and research staff from throughout Australia and around the world. Indeed, many of our staff are leaders in their fields, carrying out internationally recognised work in pure and applied research that invariably attracts high levels of competitive research funding and highly talented research students. Our interactions with industry also bring real-world technology issues into our research laboratories as well as our teaching programs. Working with industry is central to maintaining a ‘forward looking’ approach in our education of students. We are committed to building long-term relationships that provide benefits to all parties, and we are focused on expanding these relationships into the future. Together with our industry colleagues, we research and develop new technologies and discover innovative solutions to many of the significant problems that face society today.

ARC Centre of Priority Excellence for Research Centres Geotechnical Science The University of Newcastle has 15 Research Centres, four of and Engineering (CGSE) Priority which are based within the Faculty of The Australian Research Council provided $14.4 million to the University to establish the CGSE. The CGSE will pioneer new scientific approaches to geotechnical engineering design to underpin Australia’s energy and transport infrastructure, resulting in increased productivity and sustainability of the nation’s export industries.

Engineering and Built Environment and another operates jointly with the Faculty of Health. These are: Centre for Advanced Particle Processing Centre for Energy Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information-Based Medicine (with the Faculty of Health) Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control. Our Priority Research Centres focus resources into areas of existing and potential research strength, and importantly they promote cross-faculty and cross-disciplinary research.

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The University formed part of the winning consortium for the Australian Government’s $100 million Smart Grid, Smart City demonstration project for Newcastle.

Other Research Centres The Faculty is also home to a number of other important university research centres. These include: Special Research Centre for Multiphase Processes Signal Processing Microelectronics Centre for Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies Cooperative Research Centre for Coal in Sustainable Development Advanced Composite Structures Australian Centre for Renewable Energy Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability Centre for Climate Impact Management.


SNAPSHOT Professor MARK JONES Professor Mark Jones is Director of the Centre for Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies, Director of TUNRA Bulk Solids and is also the Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Newcastle. He has been an active researcher and international consultant in the field of bulk solids handling for over 25 years. His principal contributions are in the areas of bulk materials handling and pneumatic conveying. He is currently the Australian Delegate and VicePresident of the International Federation of Measurement and Control of Granular Materials and Editor in Chief of the Vogel Journal Bulk Solids and Powder; Science and Technology, Germany. Professor Jones was recently awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Aldermaston Prize for best paper at the Particulate Systems Analysis International Conference in Edinburgh in 2011. In his limited spare time, Professor Jones can be found flying his Jabiru light aircraft or soaring high above Lake Keepit in a sailplane. He says viewing the world from above puts things into perspective and often provides the stimulus for new ideas.

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OUR SCHOOLS Research conducted within each of the three schools of our Faculty is often directly linked to business and industry.

School of Architecture and Built Environment The School of Architecture and Built Environment has an international reputation for pioneering problem-based learning, research-led learning and online learning in its undergraduate built environment programs. The School has more than 900 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying architecture, design, construction management, property economics and quantity surveying. Academic staff in the School have been awarded national and international prizes for research and design and they have held research fellow and visiting scholar positions at the world’s foremost institutions. Since 2003, academics in the School have been awarded more than $4 million in research income and have published more than 200 research books, chapters and papers. The School’s research strengths in ‘creative endeavour’ (research by design) are also significant and academics have curated, and have had their works featured in, state, national and international exhibitions. The School of Architecture and Built Environment is home to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research (CIBER), and academics in the school are members of the Priority Research Centres for Energy, and Gender, Health and Ageing. For a school of its size and type its research performance is excellent. The School’s primary research strengths are architecture, construction management, construction economics, design and urban design. Secondary research strengths are social and behavioural studies, health (youth, ageing, disability), infrastructure planning, urban geography, business and management. www.newcastle.edu.au/school/arbe

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School of Engineering The School of Engineering is a strong research-intensive school with expertise in a wide range of disciplines. Our research focus ensures that students are exposed to cutting-edge, world-class thinking and are taught by staff that are at the forefront of developments in their chosen field. Many of our staff are internationally recognised for their contributions to science and engineering, and play an active role in the development of their research areas by taking on leadership roles in the promotion of information exchange as editors of some of the most prestigious academic journals, organisers of conferences and membership of international standards organisations. The School is closely linked with industry through scholarships, collaborative research, professional consulting and involvement with national and international professional bodies. A number of truly pioneering inventions have been developed within the School that have been patented and commercialised. The School of Engineering is proud to be recognised as one of the top engineering schools in Australia and is keen to continue and enhance its enviable research track record for the benefit of all of its stakeholders including our students, industry and the community. Research capabilities of the School of Engineering include: energy technology environmental engineering and water resources fluid mechanics and turbulence geotechnical engineering particle technology and interface science process safety and environmental protection structural engineering surveying and spatial sciences risk and reliability masonry bulk solids and particle technologies materials engineering www.newcastle.edu.au//school/engineering

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers an exceptionally strong research profile in the areas of electrical engineering, computer science and software engineering. Within electrical engineering, our research excels particularly in the areas of systems and control theory and the related areas of signal processing and system identification. Within computer science and software engineering our research is integrated and, together with our world-leading and specialised academics, combines theoretical and practical methodologies to reach viable solutions to challenging computational problems. The School’s research strengths are: control systems and automation signal processing data mining, computer science and bioinformatics machine learning and robotics smart structures telecommunications power systems and smart grids power electronics and drives Example industries and applications include: process industries electric supply and distribution optimisation applications in ambulance scheduling high performance algorithms with GM research high speed/high performance nano-positioning systems www.newcastle.edu.au//school/electricalengineering-computer-science

Research is an exciting profession that lets you use your vision and creativity to improve the world and become part of the global effort working on solutions to the challenges we face in the new century.

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FACULTY OF HEALTH The Faculty of Health is the University’s leading research faculty in terms of total research funding. Its research is characterised by multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches that complement the Faculty’s integrated undergraduate and postgraduate programs in medicine, health sciences, biomedical sciences and nursing, and its commitment to excellence in professional education. This allows a comprehensive approach to solving research problems and enables efficient analysis of multi-faceted issues. The Faculty of Health has multiple campuses located in the greater Newcastle area, Central Coast, Orange, Tamworth and Port Macquarie. It is important that RHD candidates align their research project with the research expertise of existing academic staff. Prospective RHD candidates are advised to browse the research interests of academic staff in the School and make contact with a prospective supervisor who has appropriate research experience in the discipline of choice. Prospective RHD candidates can begin this search at www.newcastle.edu.au/ students/research-higher-degree/future-students/find-a-supervisor Pictured opposite, top to bottom: Professor Brian Kelly, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Keith Jones

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OUR RESEARCH Priority Research Centres and Institutes

Family Action Centre

The Faculty is the major contributor to eight of the University’s 14 Priority Research Centres (PRCs) which are a strategic initiative to focus the University’s resources into areas of existing and potential research strength and promote cross-Faculty and cross disciplinary research. The eight health-related Priority Research Centres are: The Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/card The Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information Based Medicine www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/cibm The Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/ctnmh The Centre for Cancer Research www.hmricancerresearch.com The Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/gha The Centre for Health Behaviour www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/health-behaviour The Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition www.newcastle.edu.au/pan The Centre for Reproductive Science www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/crs

The Family Action Centre (FAC), as an independent centre of the University of Newcastle, is a centre of excellence in engaged scholarship, engaged research and dissemination activities. FAC’s programs integrate research, service delivery, teaching and dissemination with the aim of significantly influencing policy and practice.

Newcastle is also home to the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI; www.hmri.net.au), which was formed in 1998 as a strategic partnership between the University of Newcastle, the NSW Health Department and the Hunter community. HMRI provides an umbrella organisation for medical research in the Hunter. It is now a multi-campus network of over 500 researchers based at either the University or the Area Health Service and is recognised as one of Australia’s most innovative health and medical research institutes. It is the third largest health and medical research institute in NSW by peer reviewed grant income. HMRI has pioneered the integration of multi-campus university and hospital based research. HMRI has seven key programs which encompass health and medical research in the Hunter: Brain and Mental Health Cancer Cardiovascular Health Information Based Medicine Public Health Pregnancy and Reproduction Viruses, Infections/Immunity, Vaccines and Asthma (VIVA) The University Priority Research Centres complement the HMRI Research Programs.

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FAC enjoys a well-established reputation as a leader in the fields of engaging fathers, boys’ education, and strength-based community programs and evaluation. The Centre has a major focus in three areas of research that link strongly to family and community service delivery programs. They are: • families, including fathers • school and community engagement • strength-based practice (such as the Caravan Project and Home-Start) www.newcastle.edu.au/fac


SNAPSHOT RESULTS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE Hunter researchers have a proven track record of ground-breaking discoveries that have dramatically reduced Federal and State healthcare budgets.

pregnancies for Indigenous women who are twice as likely as non-Indigenous women to give birth prematurely and 40 times more likely to have babies with renal problems.

Research conducted by the Stroke Research Group and the New South Wales Ambulance Service has resulted in a fivefold increase in stroke patient access to clot-busting treatments through a pre-hospital acute stroke triage (PAST) protocol. In addition, the PAST protocol combined with the advanced CT brain imaging for better patient selection has reduced the hospitalisation length of stay and increased rate of functional independence resulting in cost savings of approximately $7,000 per patient over the initial year post-stroke. If implemented nationally, these procedures could save $31 million per annum while significantly improving stroke care.

A 10-year study by cancer researchers in the Hunter has discovered that a combination of radiotherapy and six months of hormone therapy doubles the survival chances of men with locally advanced prostate cancer.

Hunter asthma researchers demonstrated the high dose of corticosteroids prescribed to asthma patients could be lowered. The lower dosage reduces the health risks and morbidity associated with high dose steroids. Lowering the dose of steroids was estimated to result in savings of $6 million in Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) fees annually. An innovative collaboration between Newcastle pregnancy researchers, the University Arts-Health Program, the University Department of Rural Health in Tamworth and the local community is investigating ways to achieve healthy

The PRC in Gender, Health and Ageing has been designated as a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for International Longitudinal Studies on Gender, Ageing and Health. The aim is to examine determinants of the health of men and women as they age, and particularly the impact of healthcare on the experiences of ageing, and to inform policy and practice. The Faculty has made a strategic investment to keep the genotyping facilities in Newcastle at the cutting edge of technology. This opportunity brings together diverse research interests ranging from public health to laboratory-based medicine aimed at better understanding common diseases such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, heart disease and stroke as well as the contributions of genetic and environmental factors to ageing and disease. Pictured above: Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, director of Acute Stroke Services at John Hunter Hospital and director of the University’s Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health

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OUR SCHOOLS The Faculty of Health has projects stretching across the spectrum of biomedical, medical and health specialities, from basic and clinical research through to translational research and clinical trials. Irrespective of the physical location of the research or the program with which it is associated, a candidate for a research degree in this faculty would enrol in one of the following schools: Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy Health Sciences Medicine and Public Health Nursing and Midwifery Research areas are represented within these four Schools.

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School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy molecular medicine neuroscience immunity and infection pharmacy and applied medicines

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School of Health Sciences

School of Medicine and Public Health

School of Nursing and Midwifery

diagnosis and treatment for women

cancer

midwifery

with, and at risk of, breast cancer prevention and treatment of childhood overweight and obesity efficacy and safety of physical treatments for musculoskeletal disorders of the spine incontinence management occupational health and safety radiation therapy cancer care identification of victims from Thai tsunami forensic dentistry

general practice

Mental Health Nursing Research and

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brain and mental health/psychiatry paediatrics reproductive medicine respiratory medicine clinical pharmacology community medicine and clinical

epidemiology gender, health and ageing health behaviour and psychooncology

Practice Development Unit (NRPDU) Centre for Education and Nursing

Research in Child Health (ENRiCH) older person research program professional issues and acute care

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FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY The Faculty of Science and Information Technology has a strong commitment to fundamental and applied innovative research. Our high international standards and comprehensive study options over a wide range of research activities attract quality staff and students from around the world. Students experience frequent contact with quality academic staff acknowledged for their strong research performance and productive research partnerships with industry and the community. The Faculty portfolio covers areas such as environmental, life and physical sciences; mathematics; psychology; communication; design; and information technology. It is important that RHD candidates align their research project with the research expertise of existing academic staff. Prospective RHD candidates are advised to browse the research interests of academic staff in the school and make contact with a prospective supervisor who has appropriate research experience in the discipline of choice. Prospective RHD candidates can begin this search at www.newcastle.edu.au/ students/research-higher-degree/future-students/find-a-supervisor.html Pictured on opposite page: Professor Paul Dastoor (top), Professor Chris Grof Pictured left: PhD candidate Andrew Howells

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OUR RESEARCH The Faculty of Science and Information Technology has established international reputations and formed strong, viable research centres and groups within our four Schools. In addition, the Faculty continues to perform strongly in attracting significant external research funding from national competitive grant schemes and increasing our industry partnerships and links with government agencies in the Hunter region and beyond through applied research and development collaborations. Research interests within the Faculty range from laboratory-based experimentation to fieldwork or clinical research operating within and across discipline interfaces.

Priority Research Centres The University of Newcastle has 15 Priority Research Centres (PRC), four of which are based in the Faculty of Science and Information Technology and another four that operate jointly with other faculties. These are: Centre for Chemical Biology Centre for Computer Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications (CARMA) Centre for Organic Electronics Centre for Reproductive Science Centre for Advanced Particle Processing and Transport (with the Faculty of

Engineering and Built Environment) Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health (with the Faculty of Health) Centre for Energy (with the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment) Centre for Health Behaviour (with the Faculty of Health).

Our PRCs focus resources into areas of existing and potential research strength, and promote cross-faculty and cross-disciplinary research.

Other research centres and institutes The Faculty of Science and Information Technology is also a major contributor to two Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres and also home to a number of other important University research centres and institutes. These include: ARC Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Development ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research Centre for Space Physics Centre for Sustainable Ecosystem Restoration Centre for Urban and Regional Studies Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment Centre for Optimal Planning and Operations NSW Institute for Frontier Geoscience www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty/science-it/research

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OUR RESEARCHERS ARE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD.


SNAPSHOT A GOOD EGG As a young biologist, Professor Eileen McLaughlin produced her first test tube baby in 1983, just five years after Louise Brown was heralded as the world’s first IVF birth. It was a case of ‘right time, right place’ for McLaughlin, who graduated from the University of Glasgow to research positions involving assisted reproduction at the universities of Birmingham and Bristol at a time when Britain was the international hot spot in this emerging field. That experience was the foundation for what has become a distinguished research career in reproductive science. McLaughlin’s work has been recognised with awards from the British Fertility Society and the Society for Reproductive Biology in Australia and has been published in esteemed medical journals including Cell and The Lancet. Since joining the University’s reproductive science group in 2001, a focus of McLaughlin’s research has been the fertility prospects of older women. She says her research has reinforced the theory that declining egg quality, rather than quantity, is the major hindrance to conception in women in their late 30s and older. While science has not delivered a magic formula to improve the quality of mature eggs, McLaughlin is researching the way oocytes, or immature egg cells, are ‘woken’ to be released from the ovary. The aim is that better understanding this process could lead to new ways of harvesting or prolonging the life of good eggs. “The attrition rate of eggs is very high,” she says. “A female has about 1 million eggs at birth but by the time she is in her mid 30s she is down to about 20,000. By the age of 40, she will have a few thousand,” she says. “She will only ovulate 400 eggs in her life, so the vast majority of them are wasted. The challenge is to find a way to a hold on to some of those good eggs longer.”

McLaughlin’s work has established that many chemicals used in everyday items such as glues, dyes and pesticides, are potentially toxic to eggs, which can further frustrate the efforts of older mothers to conceive. “There are increasing numbers of women in their 30s who are having difficulty producing a sufficient number of good eggs to conceive. The evidence suggests that this may be influenced by lifetime exposure, probably at very low levels, to environmental toxicants,” she says. Exposure to these chemicals is a consequence of living in the modern world and McLaughlin says little can be done to reduce women’s susceptibility. But the research underpins the importance of her work in trying to extend the life of healthy oocytes and improve outcomes for couples trying to conceive later in life. Professor Eileen McLaughlin researches in collaboration with the Hunter Medical Research Institute’s (HMRI) Pregnancy and Reproduction Program. HMRI is a partnership between the University, Hunter New England Local Health District and the community.

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OUR SCHOOLS School of Design, Communication and Information Technology

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Research in the School reflects the dynamic, creative and technologically oriented nature of the areas of design, communication, IT and natural history illustration. The School benefits from working across these disciplines by being able to explore methods that enable more complex approaches to broader areas of study and practice, for example through the use of multimedia.

The School of Environmental and Life Sciences contains over 60 academic staff nearly all involved in research training and professional research programs. The biology, biotechnology and chemistry research programs have access to a vast array of state-of- the-art technology including mass spectrometers, electron and confocal microscopes and nuclear magnetic resonance. The laboratories are well resourced and there is a vibrant research culture supporting national and international visitors and seminar presentations.

This approach is evident in our commitment to the study of professional practices and the creative process. In a number of projects we apply research methodologies such as ethnography, documentary, systems testing and experimental methods to rigorously investigate phenomena. Our teaching and research emphasises the multidisciplinary nature of our professions, and through interactions with industry our staff and students focus on ‘real world’ applications to their disciplines. We are leaders in the recognition and support of practice-based research in creativity and creative endeavours. Further, our areas of research excellence are wide-ranging, and explore the important areas such as: image analysis and processing; health informatics; public relations and new media creativity; practise-based research; visual communication and digital media design; and contemporary and traditional illustration methods. The School’s research strengths are: communication design natural history illustration health informatics information technology www.newcastle.edu.au/school/ design-communication-it

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Researchers have gained well-respected reputations reflected by publications in many high impact international journals and presentations at international conferences. The researchers in the School have successfully formed nationally acclaimed research centres via extensive networking and collaborative initiatives, and have also worked collectively within the School and across Faculties to form Priority Research Centres. The School’s research strengths are: biological sciences chemistry earth sciences environmental science and management exercise and sports science food and human nutrition geography and environmental studies marine science sustainable resource management www.newcastle.edu.au/school/ environmental-and-life-sciences


School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences is active in many areas of research. Our research groups in mathematics, physics and statistics are very successful in attracting funding from the highly competitive Australian Research Council Grant schemes, from industry and from other governmental organisations. Our research publications have a strong impact, as indicated by high citation rates; in a recent survey we were placed in the top 10 nationally and we have a particularly strong national profile in mathematics. We have internationally recognised expertise in the areas of analysis, number theory, optimization, surface physics, plasma waves and statistics. We are strongly committed to research training with many postgraduate students from Australia and from overseas undertaking research higher degrees. The School’s research strengths are: applied mathematics, including operations research bayesian statistics categorical data analysis computer assisted research mathematics and its applications global climate change statistical methodologies medical physics number theory photonics space physics surface and nanoscience

School of Psychology The School of Psychology has a strong and continually expanding research focus, with a range of internationally recognised research projects funded by national competitive grant bodies. We have state-of-the-art electroencephalogram (EEG) facilities, access to brain imaging equipment, well-equipped wet and dry laboratories and computer facilities. Our research students are provided with opportunities to participate in international conferences to present their research to the international community, and are often supported by research grant funding. The School of Psychology has a strong commitment to supporting the local community through programs such as the Psychology Clinic, which also provides a training facility for the students. The School’s research strengths are: clinical psychology health psychology cognition neuroscience social and developmental psychology www.newcastle.edu.au/school/psychology

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THE WOLLOTUKA INSTITUTE Umulliko Indigenous Higher Education Research Centre is the primary focus of Indigenous research and research training for the University and The Wollotuka Institute. The ideals of Umulliko are grounded in what is referred to as ‘an Indigenous framework of being’. That is, Indigenous people take more than just a linear view of the history of Umulliko to this point in time. A deeper level of framework is seen, in which the past, the present and the future are combined to form a holistic Indigenous understanding. Umulliko takes on the challenges of increasing Indigenous control of research practice and outcome through the development of high quality Indigenous student research education and practice. Research options are diverse in the multi-discipline approach practised by the specialised services of Umulliko. Research in the emerging areas of Aboriginal legal, environmental and health research in a collaborative framework with specialist disciplines is encouraged. Indigenous staff will also guide research in Aboriginal studies covering broad discipline offerings across all faculties through collaborative supervision arrangements. Your research topic options are therefore potentially unlimited within the University’s comprehensive range of disciplines. Umulliko Research Centre A/Prof Maree Gruppetta Research and Research Engagement T +61 2 4921 6863 F +61 2 4921 6985 E Wollotuka@newcastle.edu.au www.newcastle.edu.au/school/wollotuka/research

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EXPECTATIONS in relation to research higher degrees A research higher degree is the highest tertiary qualification that a student can earn. It involves extended research on the topic of the candidate’s choice whilst under the supervision of an academic in the research field. Research higher degrees will result in the production of a thesis that in order to be accepted must constitute a substantial contribution of new knowledge to a research field.

Master of Philosophy The degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is an ungraded degree awarded for a significant contribution to any branch of learning of concern to the Faculty in which the candidate is enrolled achieved through a program of advanced study and research. The Master of Philosophy degree is offered by all faculties in the University. Applicants may apply to undertake research in any of the research areas listed within the faculty entries. Candidates are expected to complete their degree within two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study. Entry requirements The entry requirement is, in most cases, a relevant Bachelor degree with Honours Class I or 2/1 or equivalent qualification or any other degree approved for this purpose by the Pro ViceChancellor (or nominee).

Doctor of Philosophy The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an ungraded degree awarded for an original and significant contribution of merit to any branch of learning of concern to the University achieved through a program of advanced study and research. The Doctor of Philosophy degree is offered by all faculties in the University. Applicants may apply to undertake research in any of the research areas listed within the faculty entries. Candidates are expected to complete their degree within four years of full-time study or eight years of part-time study.

Entry requirements The entry requirement is, in most cases, a relevant Bachelor degree with Honours Class I or 2/1 or equivalent qualification, or a coursework Master degree including a minor thesis completed at an appropriate level or any other degree approved for this purpose by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (or nominee). For further information on eligibility requirements please visit the relevant schedule at www.newcastle.edu.au/students/ research-higher-degree/current-students/policy-andguidelines.html. It is strongly recommended that all applicants contact the faculty in which they wish to undertake research to discuss possible topics. An applicant shall not be admitted to candidature unless adequate supervision and resources are available.

Degree rules The rules governing research higher degrees are available at: www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000830 The associated MPhil and PhD schedules are also available at www.newcastle.edu.au/students/research-higher-degree/ current-students/policy-and-guidelines

Higher doctorates The University offers higher doctoral degrees. Admission to and the award of these degrees is based on the research output of the applicant over a substantial number of years. The requirements for higher doctoral degrees are available from the Office of Graduate Studies and are not referred to further in this prospectus.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES Entry to degree studies The University of Newcastle Language Centre offers English language programs for International students seeking entry into the University’s degree programs, or for those students wishing to improve their English language ability for work or travel. The Language Centre Since 1988, the University’s Language Centre has offered English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) for students whose English level does not meet University entry requirements. All of the Centre’s courses are accredited by the National ELICOS Accreditation Scheme (NEAS), and the Centre is a member of the ELICOS Association (EA) and the University Language Centres of Australia (UECA). With locations in both Newcastle and Sydney, the Language Centres are situated close to student facilities and services. High quality student services are available through the Centre’s modern facilities at both locations, including purpose designed computer laboratories, email and internet access. The Language Centre is open from 8am until 7pm Monday to Thursday and 5pm on Friday. The Centre is also an official test centre for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). English Language (ELICOS) programs CRICOS Code 012326A The Centre’s ELICOS programs are available with intakes every 5 weeks at the Callaghan campus and at the Sydney location, and consist of 10-week modules in a range of different levels, including; Beginner English Elementary English, Intermediate English, Upper Intermediate English, English for Academic Purposes. Entry into these courses is determined by a placement test at the time of commencement. All students sit a placement test to ensure that they are placed in the right class for their English language ability. Each course has 25 hours of tuition per week. Students wishing to enter a University of Newcastle degree program will need to undertake the English for Academic Purposes program and achieve the required results.

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Research Higher Degree programs An international candidate must have attained results in one of the following qualifications, completed within the two calendar years prior to the submission of their application to the University of Newcastle. An overall test score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, in the International Language Testing System (IELTS) A Higher Level pass in the English for Academic Purposes exam after the relevant English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) A C Pass in the Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) A C-TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language, paper-based) score of 575 with 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) An I-TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based) score of 93 with no sub-test score below 21 A score of 64 with no sub-test score below 59 in the Pearson Test of English (PTE) C Pass in the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) – score of 70 Completion of the TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate Completion of the TAFE English for Academic Purposes – AQF Certificate 1V Note: English requirements are subject to change. For up to date information please visit www.newcastle.edu.au/ policy/000104


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

COMMENCEMENT DATES

Beginner English This five to ten-week course focuses on the development of basic English language skills for students with little or no previous experience learning English. It aims to provide students with skills in: ▪ Spoken grammar ▪ Language pronunciation and fluency ▪ Writing and journal keeping ▪ Elementary reading ▪ Elementary listening

English for Academic Purposes (10-week blocks)

Elementary English This ten-week course is designed to provide students with the English they need for living, working or travelling in an English speaking environment. Intermediate English During this ten-week course, students further develop communication and literacy skills to a level where they can function effectively in an English speaking environment. Upper Intermediate English This ten-week course builds language skills necessary for participation in a wide range of social and vocational activities. Some work on English for Academic Purposes is introduced. Students who pass Upper Intermediate can gain direct entry into International Foundation at the University of Newcastle and Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program at Newcastle International College. Advanced English for Academic Purposes The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is a tenweek course designed for students seeking entry into an academic program at the University. Successful completion of the EAP course gives students direct entry into University of Newcastle programs and Diploma Programs at Newcastle International College.

The first intake is in January and each course runs for 10 weeks. There is a new intake every five weeks and this follows the General English calendar. Course dates and cost in 2013 Newcastle (Callaghan) and Sydney (CBD ) 14 January – 15 February 18 February – 22 March 25 March – 3 May (includes Easter break) 6 May – 7 June 11 June – 12 July 29 July – 30 August 2 September – 4 October 14 October – 15 November 18 November – 20 December AU$360 per week for 25 hours tuition Course dates and cost in 2014 Newcastle (Callaghan) and Sydney (CBD ) 6 January - 7 February 10 February - 14 March 17 March - 17 April (includes Easter break) 28 April - 30 May 2 June - 4 July 21 July - 22 August 25 August - 26 September 13 October - 14 November 17 November - 19 December AU$370 per week for 25 hours tuition

STUDY TOURS AND GROUP TRAINING The Language Centre offers short vacation study tours to groups who wish to combine English language classes with tourist and cultural activities. Study tours, which are normally of one to four weeks’ duration, are individually designed to cater for the specific requirements of each group. The Language Centre can also devise customised programs for groups from business or educational institutions to develop English language skills for specific purposes. To find out more about study tours and group training, contact the Language Centre by email to: language.centre@newcastle.edu.au

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APPLYING TO THE UNIVERSITY A GUIDE TO APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT All international applications must be sent to: International Admissions International Office The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 6595 F +61 2 4960 1766 E IA@newcastle.edu.au Once on campus all program related enquiries can be handled by the Office of Graduate Studies. The University has established a Code of Practice for Research Higher Degree Candidature, which forms the basis for the provision of support and services to research higher degree candidates. It clearly defines the rights and responsibilities of all parties in our research endeavours. This Code of Practice should not be regarded lightly, but rather should be referenced often to monitor the provision of services and the fulfilment of responsibilities of individuals who contribute to your candidature. It also provides a guide to your responsibilities to the University and to those involved in your research. A copy of the Code of Practice can be accessed on the web at: www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000061 NB: In signing your application form declaration, you acknowledge and accept that the Code of Practice for Research Higher Degree Candidature describes the respective rights and responsibilities of all parties and forms the basis of understanding and commitment between the two parties.

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Degree Rules The Rules Governing research higher degrees and other policies and procedures relevant to research higher degrees are available on the web in the Policy Library at: www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000830 The associated MPhil and PhD schedules are also available at www.newcastle.edu.au/students/research-higher-degree/ policies-guidelines

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The faculty sections of this prospectus have details of the areas in which research Master and Doctoral candidates can be accepted. The qualifications required for admission are set out in the ‘Current Research Programs’ section of this prospectus. The recommendation to admit an applicant is the responsibility of the Head of School in which the research program is to be pursued, and must also be approved by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the faculty. Approval requires that: an applicant is appropriately qualified; there are projects available within the applicant’s areas of research interest; and the School can provide supervision and resources. Conditions may be placed on an offer of admission such as enrolment in prescribed course(s) or the mastery of specific skills and where applicable, applicants will be advised of these by International Admissions when informed of the outcome of the application.


RESEARCH PROPOSAL TEMPLATE When preparing an application for entry into a research higher degree program it is necessary to supply a clear statement describing the proposed area of research (a research proposal). Consultation with a faculty or school academic staff member in the research area of interest is recommended prior to submission of an application. General Length: From one to three pages is often suitable, depending on the area of research. Detail: The following outline may be used as a guide. You should consider each of the areas that will be relevant to your research. Minimum: The recommended minimum requirements are identified with an asterisk (*). Research topic/title* Applicant name: Academic contact/s: Research topic/title: An initial working title should be provided and should describe the content and direction of your project. For example: A template for assisting research students in the development of a research proposal. Project Description Background What is already known or unknown? Set the scene. Aims* What do you want to know, prove, demonstrate, analyse, test, investigate or examine? List your project aims in a logical sequence. For example: The aim of this project is to: a) Provide an outline of a research proposal b) Enable a prospective student to prepare a research proposal Methodology* How do you anticipate you will achieve these aims?* What do you need? (specify any special equipment, software or material) Can you access necessary data or expertise? Do you require particular resources?* Are there barriers or pitfalls? Does the project involve human ethics, animal ethics or safety implications? Is travel or fieldwork required? If so, where to, how long and at what intervals? Expected outcomes, significance or rationale Why is it important? What do you expect it will deliver? What are the expected outcomes? Establish the importance of your project by highlighting its originality or why it is worth pursuing. Highlight the benefits, positive expected outcomes or innovative applications of knowledge. Timetable* Indicate the timeframe for each broad stage considering literature surveys, data collection, production, modelling, review, analysis, testing, reporting, chapter and thesis writing, and thesis submission date.

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Prospective international candidates interested in applying for admission to a University of Newcastle Research Higher Degree program can either apply directly to the University through International Admissions or through an official overseas representative (agent) of the University. Details of the University’s official representatives (agents) are available at: www.newcastle.edu/students/international/agentrepresentatives/ Detailed below are the six stages in the application process.

Stage 1 FINDING A PROSPECTIVE SUPERVISOR The Find a Supervisor function at www.newcastle.edu.au/ students/research-higher-degree/future-students/find-asupervisor is a valuable resource in finding a prospective supervisor. You can search by School or researcher name, or by keywords.

Stage 2 APPLYING FOR A PLACE IN A PROGRAM Decide on the specific program(s) you wish to study and complete the application form included in this publication. Complete all relevant sections of the application form and attach certified copies of all academic transcripts and any other relevant documentation. Send the completed application form directly to International Admissions at the University or to an official representative of the University in your country. Alternatively, you may apply online at https://dotnet.newcastle.edu.au/oda If you are seeking to study off-shore/ off-campus you may negotiate this after an offer of admission has been made. Research Higher Degree programs are not offered as distance education programs in the typical sense. It is possible, however, with appropriate approval, to study for a Research Higher Degree via off-campus enrolment and it is important that you realise that candidates undertaking off-campus study are responsible for providing their own resources and that the University does not provide special services for candidates who wish to undertake this mode of study. The majority of our Research Higher Degree candidates study on-campus. Off-campus candidates are not normally eligible for a scholarship.

Stage 3 WAIT FOR A RESPONSE Successful applicants will receive from International Admissions an offer of a place which will provide information on tuition fees, health insurance fees, the date of commencement of the program of study, and the refund policy. If an application is unsuccessful, applicants will receive an explanatory letter. Please note that processing normally takes at least six weeks from the time that a completed application is received.

Stage 4 PAYMENT OF FEES In order to accept the offer of a place in a program you are required to pay a deposit in advance. Please note that if you have applied for a University of Newcastle scholarship, you can await the outcome of this before you accept the offer. The payment should be in the form of an international bank draft/ cheque made payable to The University of Newcastle. Please write your full name on the back of the bank draft/ cheque. The bank draft/cheque can either be sent directly to International Admissions at the University or may be given to an official representative (agent) of the University in your country. You can also pay by credit card or electronic funds transfer (EFT). Please contact the International Office if you wish to process your deposit payment in this manner. Once payment has been received by the University and you have met the conditions of your offer you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment, which is required for completing your application for a student visa.

Stage 5 APPLYING FOR A STUDENT VISA In order to apply for a student visa you will need to obtain a student visa application form, either from an Australian Diplomatic Post or an official overseas representative of the University in your country. You will need to complete all relevant sections of the student visa application form and attach and submit all relevant documentation and visa application fee. It is not a requirement of the University that international candidates remain in Australia during the thesis examination process. Further information is available at: www.immi.gov.au/students

Stage 6 TRAVELLING TO AUSTRALIA AND ARRANGING ACCOMMODATION IN NEWCASTLE OR ON THE CENTRAL COAST (OURIMBAH) The University strongly suggests that you seek advice about booking an air ticket as soon as you receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). Decide on the type of accommodation you wish to have at Newcastle or on the Central Coast. Information regarding the many types of available accommodation together with key contact details will be provided with your COE.

Stage 7 ARRIVING IN NEWCASTLE OR THE CENTRAL COAST (OURIMBAH) When you arrive in Sydney you will need to transfer (either by air, rail or coach) to Newcastle or Ourimbah, depending on where you will be studying. Information on how to transfer from Sydney to Newcastle or Ourimbah will be provided with your offer letter. Once you have arrived you are also required to visit the Office of Graduate Studies where we will go through some additional formalities with you, provide information on the RHD Induction Program and advise you how to enrol in your research program and obtain a student ID card. You will be sent an email to organise an appointment time to meet with staff from the Office of Graduate Studies. www.newcastle.edu.au | 67


RESEARCH HIGHER DEGREE APPLICATION GUIDE

6. Relevant experience and employment Provide a curriculum vitae detailing all relevant experience and employment.

1. Program selection Applicants are encouraged to consult with academics in the chosen research field at the University prior to submitting an application for admission. This may assist in guiding the direction of your research proposal.

7. Research experience and proposal Research experience/publications.

The Register of Supervisors allows you to search for a potential supervisor. You can search by school or researcher name, or by keyword, and you will be provided with the names of supervisors, a summary of their research areas, and a link to their research profile and email address. When deciding on your program of study and commencement date consider whether you may need to undertake English language tuition prior to commencement. www.newcastle.edu.au/students/research-higher-degree/ future-students/find-a-supervisor 2. Admission requirements Master of Philosophy (M Phil) Normal entry to candidature in the degree is a relevant Bachelor degree with Honours Class 1 or 2/1 or equivalent qualification. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Normal entry to candidature in the degree is a relevant Bachelor degree with Honours Class 1 or 2/1 or equivalent qualification, or a coursework Master degree including a minor thesis completed at an appropriate level. For more information please visit www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000830 3. English proficiency A list of qualifications that meet the University’s English proficiency requirements can be found on the University website at: www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104 4. Completing the application form When you have decided on your program of study complete the enclosed application form. Ensure that your personal details are clear. The Australian Government does require us to keep your home country address on file so make sure these details are included even if you are using an education agent. If you are applying through an agent all correspondence will be sent via your agent. 5. Certified documents All academic transcripts and certificates of completion attached to your application should be certified as true copies of the original and every page must be certified. If your documents are not in English you will need to provide officially translated versions as well as certified copies in the original language. If you are submitting an IELTS result as evidence of English proficiency the University must sight your original Test Report Form before enrolment. Please note that the University will accept only original or certified documents. Copies must be certified by either an authorised officer of the official records department of the institution that originally issued the document, by a Notary Public, a Justice of the Peace, any Australian Education Centre or by an authorised officer of an Australian overseas diplomatic mission. If qualifications were obtained under a former name, please attach your present name to the documents. Evidence of graduate status should indicate that the academic requirements of the course have been completed or that the award has been conferred.

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Provide details of any research or development work performed. A statement verifying your research experience from a previous supervisor should be submitted with your application. Include details of any published papers. Attach a separate statement if necessary. You must also attach a copy of the first or title page of publications as proof of authorship. If your Master degree included a research/thesis component, please provide evidence of how much of the degree was research-based. Research proposal A statement outlining the proposed area of research must be attached to the application form. A single page statement is sufficient providing it defines the chosen area of study, details the aims of the proposed research program and provides an indication of the approach to the research the applicant wishes to take. A template is available online at: www.newcastle.edu.au/ students/research-higher-degree/future-students Sufficient detail is required to enable the Faculty to determine that it has the resources, including suitably experienced supervision personnel, to support the candidature. Applicants are encouraged to research the University’s research expertise and to consult with academics in the chosen research field at the University prior to submitting an application for admission. If you discuss your proposal with a potential supervisor, please provide their name.

ENROLMENT INFORMATION How to accept an offer If your candidature application is successful you will receive an offer letter which will include any conditions that have been placed on your candidature. The letter will outline your program, supervisory arrangements and any other details relevant to your initial enrolment. The offer may be provisional if verification of your documents or claims is required. To accept the offer you must complete the acceptance and student financial declaration forms provided with your offer letter and return it to International Admissions with any documents requested. If a scholarship application has also been submitted separate advice will be provided. Advice on admission to candidature will precede advice on scholarship. First round scholarship offers will be made in mid to late December. Scholarship offers must be accepted within 14 days of receipt. Commencing your studies Approximately two weeks before your expected arrival date the Office of Graduate Studies will contact you to arrange a meeting. At the meeting staff will assist you to enrol. Induction Induction sessions covering various aspects of your candidature are held each semester by the Office of Graduate Studies. An online induction is also available. These sessions will provide information about the administration of candidature and scholarships , support services and Faculty specific information. In addition, you may be invited to an induction session conducted by your faculty at which key faculty personnel will be introduced and academic and resource information will be provided.


Confirmation year requirements The University of Newcastle requires research higher degree candidates to undertake a confirmation process within twelve months of commencement of candidature on a full-time basis (or part-time equivalent). The purpose of the confirmation process is to support students in the early stages of their candidature. The process will allow students to receive objective confirmation that their research direction is sound, the methodologies are appropriate and the standard of writing satisfactory. Any difficulties that might impede successful completion are identified and remedied. The process also encourages students to start writing, which many find difficult early in their candidature. Candidates are required to satisfy the following requirements within twelve months of commencement of candidature on a full-time basis (or part-time equivalent): Present to the Confirmation Committee a written document containing at least: a critical review of recent work in the field an updated research proposal an updated plan of research an updated timetable for completion of the thesis a comprehensive statement of the resources required to complete the project within the funded period, give an oral presentation to the Confirmation Committee give a verbal defence of the research proposal before the Confirmation Committee. In addition, the issues of ethics approval, intellectual property and data retention and management must also be considered. International Academic Progress Reports Research higher degree candidates are required to provide a report on progress twice yearly. Additional reports may be required at other times. The reporting process allows candidates and supervisors to submit independent reports plus a joint report identifying progression and completion targets. Obtaining a student card Once you have visited the Office of Graduate Studies you will need to attend a Student Hub on the Callaghan campus or the Campus Information Centre on Ourimbah campus to obtain a student ID card. You need to provide sufficient identification to evidence 100 points of identification, such as a passport within the first three months of arrival. If you are unable to attend in person, you can submit your request by mail using the Student ID card request form which can be accessed at www.newcastle.edu.au/study/forms Extraneous or concurrent enrolment As a research candidate you are not normally permitted to undertake courses extraneous to your research program of study. Requests to do so must be approved by your supervisor, Head of School and the Dean of Graduate Studies. The Office of Graduate Studies will process coursework requests and enrolments. Program transfers In a limited number of circumstances you may be able to apply for a transfer of your research program: from one School to another; or from one level of program to another (eg. Master to PhD). Such transfers require approval from your supervisor, Head of School and Assistant Dean (Research Training). Further information regarding program transfers can be accessed at www.newcastle.edu.au/students/research-higher-degree /forms

Placements in other agencies Criminal record checks Criminal record checks Candidates who need to enter a public health facility for a placement, research, or any other purpose; or are involved in the teaching or care of children, the ill or other people in a vulnerable position must obtain a criminal record clearance prior to entering the facility. A Criminal Record Check Consent form must be completed. Forms are available for download at: www.newcastle.edu.au/ study/admissions/criminalrecords.html and can be submitted to any Hub. There is a AU$30 processing fee charged by the agency that undertakes the checks. Failure to comply with the instructions issued with the consent form may result in delays in a clearance being issued. If the relevant agency declines to permit you to undertake this aspect of your studies, then you may not be able to complete the requirements of the program. Vaccination cards Any candidate who needs to enter a public health facility for a placement, research, or any other purpose is also required to maintain a vaccination card as a proof of the currency of their vaccinations. International candidates with vaccination records in languages other than English must provide a certified translation in English. Prohibited employment declarations Under the requirements of the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998, candidates undertaking placement in any area involving direct and unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18 years are required to disclose whether they are a “prohibited person�. This is defined as a person who has been convicted of a serious sex offence or who is a registrable person under the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000. All candidates proceeding on such placements, including candidates entering the NSW public health system, must complete a Prohibited Employment Declaration. The Criminal Record Check Consent forms, Vaccination Record cards and Prohibited Employment Declaration forms may be obtained from and lodged with the Student Hubs, once you have enrolled in your program.

OUR FEES Tuition fees for courses are set according to their academic subject area. A student’s program fee may vary depending on their course selection. We have listed indicative fees for 2013/14 with each program, however these fees are subject to change. There is also a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) which is a maximum of AU$273 in 2013. For information on calculating the fee payable for a particular program, please visit www.newcastle.edu.au/ service/fees/ postgraduate-international The tuition fees are shown in Australian dollars (AU$) and cover teaching costs only. They do not include international or domestic travel, living costs or Overseas Student Health Cover charges.

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RESEARCH HIGHER DEGREE PROGRAM TITLES, DURATIONS FEES AND CODES Research Program Duration Indicative CRICOS Program in Years Annual Code Code Cost (AU$) Master of Philosophy (Aboriginal Health Studies)

2

$26,840

039981C

11644

Master of Philosophy (Aboriginal Studies)

2

$19,960

045911M

11617

Master of Philosophy (Accounting and Finance)

2

$19,960

032758M

11601

Master of Philosophy (Anatomical Pathology)

2

$26,840

039982B

11641

Master of Philosophy (Anatomy)

2

$26,840

039983A

11629

Master of Philosophy (Architecture)

2

$24,160

006950E

11618

Master of Philosophy (Behavioural Sciences in relation To Medicine)

2

$26,840

039984M

11643

Master of Philosophy (Biological Sciences)

2

$26,840

032825E

11661

Master of Philosophy (Building)

2

$24,160

012981C

11619

Master of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering)

2

$26,840

032791K

11626

Master of Philosophy (Chemistry)

2

$26,840

032826D

11662

Master of Philosophy (Civil Engineering)

2

$26,840

032792J

11624

Master of Philosophy (Classics)

2

$19,960

032734G

11607

Master of Philosophy (Clinical Pharmacology)

2

$26,840

039940A

11645

Master of Philosophy (Communication and Media Arts)

2

$24,160

032735G

11657

Master of Philosophy (Community Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology) 2

$21,480

032398G

11647

Master of Philosophy (Computer Engineering)

2

$26,840

045922G

11621

Master of Philosophy (Computer Science)

2

$24,160

000896K

11620

Master of Philosophy (Cultural Studies)

2

$19,960

056983D

11678

Master of Philosophy (Design)

2

$24,160

032731M

11658

Master of Philosophy (Drama)

2

$19,960

032736F

11603

Master of Philosophy (Economics)

2

$19,960

015708G

11598

Master of Philosophy (Education)

2

$19,960

000909K

11606

Master of Philosophy (Electrical Engineering)

2

$26,840

032793G

11622

Master of Philosophy (English)

2

$19,960

032737E

11608

Master of Philosophy (Environmental & Occupational Health)

2

$21,480

039985K

11637

Master of Philosophy (Environmental Engineering)

2

$26,840

045925E

11625

Master of Philosophy (Environmental Science)

2

$26,840

045910A

11663

Master of Philosophy (Exercise and Sport Science)

2

$26,840

070421K

11720

Master of Philosophy (Experimental Pharmacology)

2

$26,840

057004C

11630

Master of Philosophy (Fine Art)

2

$19,960

023083B

11605

Master of Philosophy (Food Science)

2

$26,840

032853A

11664

Master of Philosophy (Gender and Health)

2

$19,960

037761J

11209

Master of Philosophy (General Practice)

2

$26,840

039986J

11646

Master of Philosophy (Geology)

2

$26,840

032829A

11665

Master of Philosophy (History)

2

$19,960

033236G

11609

Master of Philosophy (Human Geography)

2

$26,000

045913J

11666

Master of Philosophy (Human Physiology)

2

$26,840

039987G

11631

Master of Philosophy (Immunology and Microbiology)

2

$26,840

039988G

11632

Master of Philosophy (Information Systems)

2

$24,160

045032J

11659

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Research Program Duration Indicative CRICOS Program in Years Annual Code Code Cost (AU$) Master of Philosophy (Information Technology)

2

$26,840

053410K

11660

Master of Philosophy (Law)

2

$19,960

039944G

11600

Master of Philosophy (Leisure and Tourism)

2

$19,960

032739C

11599

Master of Philosophy (Linguistics)

2

$19,960

032740K

11611

Master of Philosophy (Management)

2

$19,960

032759K

11602

Master of Philosophy (Marine Science)

2

$26,840

039719F

11667

Master of Philosophy (Mathematics)

2

$21,480

000892C

11671

Master of Philosophy (Mechanical Engineering)

2

$26,840

032794G

11627

Master of Philosophy (Medical Biochemistry)

2

$26,840

039991A

11633

Master of Philosophy (Medical Genetics)

2

$26,840

039993K

11634

Master of Philosophy (Medical Physics)

2

$26,840

032823G

11670

Master of Philosophy (Medical Radiation Science)

2

$21,480

039998E

11638

Master of Philosophy (Medicine)

2

$26,840

039999D

11648

Master of Philosophy (Modern Languages)

2

$19,960

032741J

11612

Master of Philosophy (Music)

2

$24,160

027418G

11604

Master of Philosophy (Natural History Illustration)

2

$24,160

075308D

11734

Master of Philosophy (Nursing)

2

$24,160

045882M

11653

Master of Philosophy (Nutrition and Dietetics)

2

$24,160

040000B

11639

Master of Philosophy (Occupational Therapy)

2

$24,160

039942K

11640

Master of Philosophy (Oral Health)

2

$26,840

056984C

11635

Master of Philosophy (Paediatrics)

2

$26,840

040001A

11649

Master of Philosophy (Pharmacy)

2

$26,840

057003D

11642

Master of Philosophy (Philosophy)

2

$19,960

032743G

11613

Master of Philosophy (Physical Geography)

2

$26,840

032827C

11668

Master of Philosophy (Physics)

2

$26,840

032830G

11672

Master of Philosophy (Physiotherapy)

2

$24,200

045921J

11636

Master of Philosophy (Podiatry)

2

$26,000

074729B

11732

Master of Philosophy (Politics)

2

$19,960

045926D

11597

Master of Philosophy (Psychiatry)

2

$26,840

040002M

11650

Master of Philosophy (Psychology)

2

$26,840

032831G

11656

Master of Philosophy (Religious Studies)

2

$19,960

064802C

11694

Master of Philosophy (Reproductive Medicine)

2

$26,840

040003K

11651

Master of Philosophy (Social Inclusion)

2

$19,960

073057A

11726

Master of Philosophy (Social Work)

2

$21,480

011015B

11616

Master of Philosophy (Sociology and Anthropology)

2

$19,960

032744F

11614

Master of Philosophy (Software Engineering)

2

$26,840

045920K

11623

Master of Philosophy (Speech Pathology)

2

$24,160

045927C

11615

Master of Philosophy (Statistics)

2

$21,480

032760F

11673

Master of Philosophy (Surgical Sciences)

2

$26,840

040004J

11652

Master of Philosophy (Surveying)

2

$26,840

013963G

11628

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Research Program Duration Indicative CRICOS Program in Years Annual Code Code Cost (AU$) Master of Philosophy (Sustainable Resource Management)

2

$26,000

039720B

11669

Master of Philosophy (Theology)

2

$19,960

071231G

11723

Doctor of Philosophy (Aboriginal Health Studies)

4

$26,840

039721A

11125

Doctor of Philosophy (Aboriginal Studies)

4

$19,960

045938M

11159

Doctor of Philosophy (Accounting and Finance)

4

$19,960

032761E

11032

Doctor of Philosophy (Anatomical Pathology)

4

$26,840

039722M

11126

Doctor of Philosophy (Anatomy)

4

$26,840

039723K

11132

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture)

4

$24,160

006951D

10184

Doctor of Philosophy (Behavioural Sciences in Relation to Medicine)

4

$26,840

039724J

11134

Doctor of Philosophy (Biological Sciences)

4

$26,840

000851A

10061

Doctor of Philosophy (Building)

4

$24,160

012982B

10853

Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering)

4

$26,840

000822F

10380

Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry)

4

$26,840

000847G

10095

Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering)

4

$26,840

002444M

11028

Doctor of Philosophy (Classics)

4

$19,960

000880G

10450

Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Pharmacology)

4

$26,840

039726G

11139

Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)

4

$26,840

053412G

11539

Doctor of Philosophy (Communication & Media Arts)

4

$24,160

027438C

10729

Doctor of Philosophy (Community Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology)

4

$21,480

032397J

11135

Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Engineering)

4

$26,840

045946M

11459

Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science)

4

$24,160

012986J

11029

Doctor of Philosophy (Cultural Studies)

4

$19,960

056223M

11677

Doctor of Philosophy (Design)

4

$24,160

039943J

10728

Doctor of Philosophy (Drama)

4

$19,960

000868C

10050

Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)

4

$19,960

000865F

10494

Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

4

$19,960

000869B

10367

Doctor of Philosophy (Electrical Engineering)

4

$26,840

000821G

10332

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)

4

$26,840

069584A

11719

Doctor of Philosophy (English)

4

$19,960

000879M

10426

Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental & Occupational Health)

4

$21,480

039727F

11144

Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Engineering)

4

$26,840

045937A

11468

Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science)

4

$26,840

045948J

10319

Doctor of Philosophy (Exercise and Sport Science)

4

$26,840

070422J

11721

Doctor of Philosophy (Experimental Pharmacology)

4

$26,840

057006A

11590

Doctor of Philosophy (Fine Art)

4

$19,960

016817E

10727

Doctor of Philosophy (Food Science)

4

$26,840

023093M

10955

Doctor of Philosophy (Gender and Health)

4

$19,960

037762G

11214

Doctor of Philosophy (General Practice)

4

$26,840

039728E

11136

Doctor of Philosophy (Geology)

4

$26,840

000830F

10439

Doctor of Philosophy (Health Psychology)

4

$26,840

053413G

11540

Doctor of Philosophy (History)

4

$19,960

000878A

10041

Doctor of Philosophy (Human Geography)

4

$26,000

045947K

11030

Doctor of Philosophy (Human Physiology)

4

$26,840

039729D

11140

Doctor of Philosophy (Immunology and Microbiology)

4

$26,840

039731K

11128

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Research Program Duration Indicative CRICOS Program in Years Annual Code Code Cost (AU$) Doctor of Philosophy (Information Systems)

4

$24,160

045949G

11185

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology)

4

$26,840

053411J

11542

Doctor of Philosophy (Law)

4

$19,960

000856G

10147

Doctor of Philosophy (Leisure & Tourism Studies )

4

$19,960

027435F

10852

Doctor of Philosophy (Linguistics)

4

$19,960

000866E

10114

Doctor of Philosophy (Management)

4

$19,960

002429K

10389

Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Science)

4

$26,840

039732J

11478

Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematics)

4

$21,480

002476C

10033

Doctor of Philosophy (Mechanical Engineering)

4

$26,840

000817C

10209

Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Biochemistry)

4

$26,840

039733G

11133

Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Genetics)

4

$26,840

039734G

11129

Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Radiation Science)

4

$21,480

039735F

11130

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)

4

$26,840

000774J

11137

Doctor of Philosophy (Midwifery)

4

$24,160

056225J

11593

Doctor of Philosophy (Modern Languages)

4

$19,960

027434G

10333

Doctor of Philosophy (Music)

4

$24,160

023091B

10938

Doctor of Philosophy (Natural History Illustration)

4

$24,160

075307E

11753

Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing)

4

$24,160

027433G

10939

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition and Dietitics)

4

$24,160

032819C

11131

Doctor of Philosophy (Occupational Therapy)

4

$24,160

031198B

11127

Doctor of Philosophy (Oral Health)

4

$26,840

056224K

11591

Doctor of Philosophy (Paediatrics)

4

$26,840

039736E

11138

Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmacy)

4

$26,840

057005B

11592

Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophy)

4

$19,960

000877B

10191

Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Geography)

4

$26,840

000855G

11031

Doctor of Philosophy (Physics)

4

$26,840

000829K

10299

Doctor of Philosophy (Physiotherapy)

4

$24,200

045953A

11463

Doctor of Philosophy (Podiatry)

4

$26,000

074728C

11733

Doctor of Philosophy (Politics)

4

$19,960

045950D

11482

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychiatry)

4

$26,840

039737D

11141

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology)

4

$26,840

000828M

10216

Doctor of Philosophy (Religious Studies)

4

$19,960

064801D

11693

Doctor of Philosophy (Reproductive Medicine)

4

$26,840

039738C

11142

Doctor of Philosophy (Social Inclusion)

4

$19,960

073058M

11727

Doctor of Philosophy (Social Work)

4

$21,480

013441A

10738

Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology and Anthropology)

4

$19,960

000867D

11151

Doctor of Philosophy (Software Engineering)

4

$26,840

045944B

11474

Doctor of Philosophy (Speech Pathology)

4

$24,160

045951C

11472

Doctor of Philosophy (Statistics)

4

$21,480

000854J

10284

Doctor of Philosophy (Surgical Sciences)

4

$26,840

039739B

11143

Doctor of Philosophy (Surveying)

4

$26,840

045935C

11462

Doctor of Philosophy (Sustainable Resource Management)

4

$26,000

039740J

11480

Doctor of Philosophy (Theology)

4

$19,960

071230J

11724

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Elizabeth.Baynham@newcastle.edu.au Elizabeth.Baynham@newcastle.edu.au Jane.Bellemore@newcastle.edu.au Marguerite.Johnson@newcastle.edu.au Terry.Ryan@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Alex Beveridge Professor Dennis Foley

Alex.Beveridge@newcastle.edu.au Dennis.Foley@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Kim Cheng Boey Dr Brooke Collins-Gearing Prof Hugh Craig Dr Keri Glastonbury Dr David Musgrave Dr Patricia Pender Dr Rosalind Smith Dr Jesper Gulddal Sorensen Dr Caroline Webb

KimCheng.Boey@newcastle.edu.au Brooke.Collins-Gearing@newcastle.edu.au Hugh.Craig@newcastle.edu.au Keri.Glastonbury@newcastle.edu.au David.Musgrave@newcastle.edu.au Patricia.J.Pender@newcastle.edu.au Ros.Smith@newcastle.edu.au Jesper.Gulddal@newcastle.edu.au Caroline.Webb@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Rebecca Beirne A/Prof Maryanne Dever Dr Hamish Ford

Rebecca.Beirne@newcastle.edu.au Maryanne.Dever@newcastle.edu.au Hamish.Ford@newcastle.edu.au

A/Prof Marjorie Kibby

Marj.Kibby@newcastle.edu.au


FRENCH LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE French society; Language; Literacy Foreign language acquisition; Literary analysis; Translation theory HISTORY Comparative/ transnational settler society histories; Gender and sexuality; History and film; the Labour Movement Australian and imperial religious history; Medieval cultural history; Religion and colonialism Australian cultural and environmental history; Human animal relations; History of air pollution; History of Newcastle. Late 18th and early 19th century French and European history and state relations History of sexuality; Gender history in Australia; History of medicine Gender and colonial history; Indigenous history/ women’s history; Cross-cultural relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous people Comparative and transcolonial history; Transnationalism studies; Australian-Asian cultural interactions Modern European and Russian history; Fascism; War and gender; The holocaust Enabling education; Film and the history of Australian education; Gender and sexuality; History of teacher education African American history; US history 1776 to present; Race and ethnicity History; International affairs; Defence Early modern Europe, especially Italy; Cultural history; Religious history JAPANESE STUDIES Japanese language and literature; East and southeast Asian history; Asia during World War II Cultural issues and policy; Japanese history and language; Languages and literacy LINGUISTICS Australian languages; Aboriginal English; Semantics and pragmatics; Intercultural communication; Languages in education Production of Aboriginal grammars and dictionaries; Historical linguistics, and complex predicate and word structures Turkic languages and artificial languages; Case theory; Latin and Greek linguistics; Onomastics Oceanic languages; Language description and documentation; Linguistic typology Second language acquisition; Bilingualism; Binding theory; Philosophy of language Oceanic languages; Language description and documentation; Linguistic typology; Austronesian and non-Austronesian Pacific languages; Linguistic and non-linguistic spatial behaviour and spatial cognition Social psychological aspects of second language acquisition; multivariate statistics in second language acquisition survey-based research MUSIC Academic Contact PHILOSOPHY Academic Contact – The nature of the good life; the philosophy of Socrates; contractarianism and rational choice theory Ethics and social and political philosophy, especially in connection with 20th century continental thought; philosophy and film Complex system theory in analysing the organisational and dynamic properties of scientific and technological practice; conceptualising and analysing traditional Chinese medicine; philosophical and ethical analyses of engineering and commercial practice Metaethics; moral psychology; religion and morality; religion and nature; religion and politics; human rights and the ethical foundations of liberal society; the science, psychology and politics of climate change Philosophy of science; realism and anti-realism POLITICS AND POLICY Academic Contact – Business-government relations; consultants and commercialisation in the public sector; social and public policy; neo-liberalism and social democracy; history of mixed economy and welfare state SOCIAL WORK Academic Contact – Social work in health settings; ageing; evidence-based practice; social work education (critical thinking, creativity, engagement, international) Social work education; ageing; family estrangement Medical social work; palliative care Evidence-based practice; knowledge creation transfer; social theory and social policy; social development; social work and art; Indigenous social work Community work practice; Asset based community development; action research Social inclusion and social wellbeing; evidence-based practice; knowledge creation and transfer; social theory and social policy; social work values and ethics; international social work SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY Academic Contact – Anthropological research; social theory and change; comparative politics of Indigenous rights and race relations Economic sociology; social and cultural theory; sociology of gender and sexuality Health sociology; health policy; religion; Catholic church social teachings Indigenous politics; urban sociology Food sociology; health sociology; sociology of obesity; management sociology; public sector reform and managerialism; sociology of the ‘new genetics’; gender and body image Critical medical anthropology; Australian Aboriginal anthropology; Indigenous health; Indigenous health policy; anthropology of the body, personhood and self; anthropology of health and well-being

Dr Alistair Rolls Dr Marie-Laure Vuaille-Barcan

Alistair.Rolls@newcastle.edu.au Marie-Laure.Vuaille-Barcan @newcastle.edu.au

Dr James Bennett

J.Bennett@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Hilary Carey

Hilary.Carey@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Nancy Cushing

Nancy.Cushing@newcastle.edu.au

A/Prof Philip Dwyer Dr Lisa Featherstone

Philip.Dwyer@newcastle.edu.au Lisa.Featherstone@newcastle.edu.au

A/Prof Victoria Haskins

Victoria.Haskins@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Claire Lowrie

Claire.Lowrie@newcastle.edu.au

A/Prof Roger Markwick

Roger.Markwick@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Josephine May

Josephine.May@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Michael Ondaatje A/Prof Wayne Reynolds Dr Camilla Russell

Michael.Ondaatje@newcastle.edu.au Wayne.Reynolds@newcastle.edu.au Camilla.Russell@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Shigeru Sato Dr Graham Squires

Shigeru.Sato@newcastle.edu.au Graham.Squires@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Jean Harkins

Jean.Harkins@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Mark Harvey

Mark.Harvey@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Alan Libert Dr Catriona Malau Dr Christo Moskovsky Dr Aashild Naess

Alan.Libert@newcastle.edu.au Catriona.Malau@newcastle.edu.au Christo.Moskovsky@newcastle.edu.au Aashild.Naess@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Bill Palmer

Bill.Palmer@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Silvia Ratcheva

Silvia.Ratcheva@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Philip Matthias

Philip.Matthias@newcstle.edu.au

Dr Joseph Mintoff

Jospeh.Mintoff@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Christopher Falzon

Chris.Falzon@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Yin Gao

Yin.Gao@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Colin Wilks

Colin.Wilks@newcastle.edu.au

Dr John Wright

John.Wright@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Michael Howard

Michael.Howard@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Debbie Plath

Debbie.Plath@newcastle.edu.au

Ms Kylie Agllias Dr Kate Burns

Kylie.Agllias@newcastle.edu.au Kate.Burns@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Mel Gray

Mal.Gray@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Amanda Howard

Amanda.Howard@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Stephen Webb

Stephen.Webb@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Barry Morris

Barry.Morris@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Lisa Adkins Dr Helen Belcher Dr Kathleen Butler

Lisa.Adkins@newcastle.edu.au Helen.Belcher@newcastle.edu.au Kathleen.Butler@newcastle.edu.au

Prof John Germov

John.Germov@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Daniela Heil

Daniela.Heil@newcastle.edu.au

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Global studies; social movement studies; global public health; globalization and public welfare; religion and politics including (post-) Islamism and democracy in the context of Muslim societies Health, illness and society; neoliberalism and community services; bullying in the workplace; social justice and Indigenous government policy Sociology of the family & intimate relationships; feminism, gender, and sexuality; social science research methods; social change and development; sociology of youth Environmentalism in the Hunter region; sustainability and development issues in Bali and South Africa; social change and social theory; environment, gender and society; agriculture, sustainability & permaculture; globalisation and intentional communities Anthropological research; social theory and change; comparative politics of Indigenous rights and race relations Youth; popular culture and gender; international education; south East Asia and the Pacific; gender and development Society and culture: a sociological introduction; social analysis: key perspectives in the social sciences; health sociology; social science research methods; applied social research project; youth culture and risk Reproduction especially childbirth; professionalisation, especially with respect to gender; scientific knowledge, especially feminist approaches to techno science; qualitative research methods SPEECH PATHOLOGY Academic Contact – Stuttering and related disorders of fluency; clinical education and student learning; clinical research methods; speech intelligibility in non-native speakers of English Clinical linguistics, particularly applications of sociolinguistics to speech-language pathology; speech-language pathology, particularly acquired adult aphasia; clinical education Adult swallowing disorders; paediatric swallowing disorders; family-centred practice; disability; intercultural competence; alternative and augmentative communication (AAC); professional Issues; clinical education Clinical linguistics, particularly applications of sociolinguistics to speech-language pathology; language use in older people with and without communication disorders; language use in people who stutter; clinical education PHILOSOPHY Ethics and social and political philosophy; 20th century continental thought, philosophy and film Complex system theory; Philosophical and ethical analyses of engineering and commercial practice The nature of the good life; The moral philosophy of Socrates and Aristotle; Moral epistemology Philosophy of science; Realism and anti-realism POLITICS AND POLICY Commercialisation and the public sector; Political economies, public policy. SOCIAL WORK Social work education; Ageing; Family estrangement; Domestic and family violence, grief and loss Social work education; Children’s lived experience of disadvantage; Child abuse and neglect; Risk, protection and resilience Evidence-based practice; Knowledge creation transfer; Social theory and social policy; Social development; Social work and art; Indigenous social work Community work practice; Asset based community development; Action research Social inclusion and social wellbeing; Evidence-based practice; Knowledge creation and transfer; Social theory and social policy; Social work values and ethics; International social work SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY Economic sociology; Social and cultural theory; Sociology of gender and sexuality Sociology of health and illness; Science and technology studies; Sociology of bioethics; Sociology of the professions Liberalism and neoliberalism; Political and historical sociology; Public governance; Public policy; Social theory Food sociology; Health sociology; Sociology of obesity; Management sociology; Public sector reform and managerialism; Sociology of the ‘new genetics’; Gender and body image Global social problems; Ethnic relations; Social marginalization and immigrants (with stress on Muslim communities in the West) Critical medical anthropology; Australian Aboriginal anthropology; Indigenous health and health policy; Anthropology of the body and personhood Sociology of health, illness and society; Neoliberalism and the state; Social policy and social justice Environmentalism in the Hunter region; Sustainability and development issues; Agriculture, sustainability & permaculture Anthropological research; Social theory and change; Comparative politics of Indigenous rights and race relations Youth; Popular culture and gender; International education; South East Asia and the Pacific; Gender and development Sociology of childbirth and midwifery professionalisation, nursing and primary health care, feminist sociology, motherhood and family Sociology of youth; Socio-economic inequality; Risk, individualisation and reflexivity; Popular music and popular culture; Media; Sport; Social theory, in particular the works of Pierre Bourdieu. SPEECH PATHOLOGY Clinical linguistics; Applications of sociolinguistics to speech-language pathology; Speech-language pathology, particularly acquired adult aphasia; Clinical education Speech disorders; Augmentative and alternative communication; Developmental disability; Healthcare communication

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Dr Hamed Hosseini

Hamed.Hosseini@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Peter Khoury

Peter.Khoury@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Emma Kirby

Emma.Kirby@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Terry Leahy

Terry.Leahy@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Barry Morris

Barry.Morris@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Pam Nilan

Pamela.Nilan@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Steven Threadgold

Steven.Threadgold@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Ann Taylor

Ann.Taylor@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Sally Hewat

Sally.Hewat@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Alison Ferguson

Alison.Ferguson@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Bernice Matheson

Bernice.Matheson@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Elizabeth Spencer

Elizabeth.Spencer@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Christopher Falzon

Chris.Falzon@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Yin Gao

Yin.Gao@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Joseph Mintoff Dr John Wright

Joseph.Mintoff@newcastle.edu.au John.Wright@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Michael Howard

Michael.Howard@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Kylie Agllias

Kylie.Agllias@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Tamara Blakemore

Tamara.Blakemore@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Mel Gray

Mel.Gray@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Amanda Howard

Amanda.Howard@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Stephen Webb

Stephen.Webb@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Lisa Adkins

Lisa.Adkins@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Caragh Brosnan

Caragh.Brosnan@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Mitchell Dean

Mitchell.Dean@newcastle.edu.au

Prof John Germov

John.Germov@newcastle.edu.au

Dr S A Hamed Hosseini

Hamed.Hosseini@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Daniela Heil

Daniela.Heil@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Peter Khoury

Peter.Khoury@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Terry Leahy

Terry.Leahy@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Barry Morris

Barry.Morris@newcastle.edu.au

A/Prof Pam Nilan

Pamela.Nilan@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Ann Taylor

Ann.Taylor@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Steven Threadgold

Steven.Threadgold@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Alison Ferguson

Alison.Ferguson@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Bronwyn Hemsley

Bronwyn.Hemsley@newcastle.edu.au


Stuttering; Clinical education and student learning; Speech intelligibility in non-native speakers of English Clinical linguistics; Applications of sociolinguistics to speech-language pathology; Language use in older people; Language use in people who stutter; Clinical education THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Biblical studies; Political theology; Philosophy of religion; Socialism Interfaith theology; Islam; Thomist theology; theology of Bonhoeffer; Religious education Theology of Karl Barth and Donald MacKinnon; The nature and manifestation of the interaction between church and the ‘world’ Protestant theology and continental philosophy; Contemporary ecclesiology; New and persistent visibilities of religion in western political life ENGINEERING AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR GEOTECHNICAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Dr Sally Hewat

Sally.Hewat@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Elizabeth Spencer

Elizabeth.Spencer@newcastle.edu.au

A/Prof Roland Boer Emeritus Prof Terry Lovat

Roland.Boer@newcastle.edu.au Terry.Lovat@newcastle.edu.au

Prof John McDowell

John.McDowell@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Tim Stanley

Timothy.Stanley@newcastle.edu.au

Laureate Prof Scott Sloan

Scott.Sloan@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Rick Middleton

Richard.Middleton@newcastle.edu.au

CENTRE FOR COMPLEX DYNAMIC SYSTEMS AND CONTROL CENTRE FOR ADVANCED PARTICLE PROCESSING AND TRANSPORT Prof Kevin Galvin CENTRE FOR BIOINFORMATICS, BIOMARKER DISCOVERY AND INFORMATION-BASED MEDICINE Prof Rodney Scott Prof Pablo Moscato CENTRE FOR ENERGY Prof Bogdan Dlugogorski CENTRE FOR GEOTECHNICAL AND MATERIAL MODELLING Laureate Prof Scott Sloan CENTRE FOR MULTIPHASE PROCESSES Laureate Prof Graeme Jameson CENTRE FOR COAL IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Prof Terry Wall CENTRE FOR BULK SOLIDS AND PARTICULATE TECHNOLOGIES Prof Mark Jones CENTRE FOR MASS AND THERMAL TRANSPORT IN ENGINEERING ASSET MANAGEMENT Prof Irena Belova CENTRE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY Prof Mark Stewart Ewater CRC Prof George Kuczera COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR INTEGRATED ENGINEERING ASSET MANAGEMENT Prof Mark Jones CENTRE FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY BUILT ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH Prof Michael Ostwald CENTRE FOR SIGNAL PROCESSING MICROELECTRONICS Prof Brett Ninness ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN Postgraduate Convenor A/Prof Graham Brewer Head of School Prof Tony Williams Prof Michael Ostwald CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Postgraduate Convenor A/Prof Graham Brewer Head of School Prof Tony Williams CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Postgraduate Convenor; Process Safety and Environment Protection Prof Bogdan Dlugogorski Particle Technology and Interface Science Prof Graeme Jameson Particle Technology and Interface Science Prof Kevin Galvin Energy Technology Prof Behdad Moghtaderi CIVIL, SURVEYING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Postgraduate Convenor; Prof Mark Stewart Structural Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Prof Scott Sloan Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Prof George Kuczera Surveying Dr Harvey Mitchell MECHANICAL AND MECHANTRONICS ENGINEERING Postgraduate Convenor A/Prof Craig Wheeler Surfaces and Materials Prof Graeme Murch Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies Prof Mark Jones Materials Engineering Prof Erich Kisi Turbulence A/Prof Lyazid Djenidi Mechatronics & Robotics A/Prof Tristan Perez Biomechanics A/Prof Phillip Clausen

Kevin.Galvin@newcastle.edu.au Rodney.Scott@newcastle.edu.au Pablo.Moscato@newcastle.edu.au Bogdan.Dlugogorski@newcastle.edu.au Scott.Sloan@newcastle.edu.au Graeme.Jameson@newcastle.edu.au Terry.Wall@newcastle.edu.au Mark.Jones@newcastle.edu.au Irena.Belova@newcastle.edu.au Mark.Stewart@newcastle.edu.au George.Kuczera@newcastle.edu.au Mark.Jones@newcastle.edu.au Michael.Ostwald@newcastle.edu.au Brett.Ninness@newcastle.edu.au Graham.Brewer@newcastle.edu.au Tony.Williams@newcastle.edu.au Michael.Ostwald@newcastle.edu.au Graham.Brewer@newcastle.edu.au Tony.Williams@newcastle.edu.au Bogdan.Dlugogorski@newcastle.edu.au Graeme.Jameson@newcastle.edu.au Kevin.Galvin@newcastle.edu.au Behdad.Moghtaderi@newcastle.edu.au Mark.Stewart@newcastle.edu.au Scott.Sloan@newcastle.edu.au George.Kuczera@newcastle.edu.au Harvey.Mitchell@newcastle.edu.au Craig.Wheeler@newcastle.edu.au Graeme.Murch@newcastle.edu.au Mark.Jones@newcastle.edu.au Erich.Kisi@newcastle.edu.au Lyazid.Djenidi@newcastle.edu.au Tristan.Perez@newcastle.edu.au Philip.Clausen@newcastle.edu.au

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COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERING Postgraduate Convenor Data Mining and Bioinformatics Machine Learning and Robotics ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING Postgraduate Convenor Complex Dynamic Systems and Control Smart Structures Systems Identification Telecommunications HEALTH TRANSLATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH

Dr Yuqing Lin Prof Pablo Moscato A/Prof Stephan Chalup

Yuqing.Lin@newcastle.edu.au Pablo.Moscato@newcastle.edu.au Stephan.Chalup@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Kaushik Mahata Prof Rick Middleton Prof Reza Moheimani Prof Brett Ninness A/Prof Jamil Khan

Kaushik.Mahata@newcastle.edu.au Richard.Middleton@newcastle.edu.au Reza.Moheimaniu@newcastle.edu.au Brett.Ninness@newcastle.edu.au Jamil.Khan@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Chris Levi

Chris.Levi@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Stephen Ackland

Stephen.Ackland@newcastle.edu.au

A/Prof Dirk van Helden

Dirk.vanHelden@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Rodney Scott

Rodney.Scott@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Julie Byles Prof Rob Sanson-Fisher

Julie.Byles@newcastle.edu.au Rob.Sanson-Fisher@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Roger Smith

Roger.Smith@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Paul Foster

Paul.Foster@newcastle.edu.au

Ms Deborah Hartman

Deborah.Hartman@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Clare Collins

Clare.Collins@newcastle.edu.au

A/Prof Derek Laver

Derek.Laver@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Tamas Zakar Dr Kerry Inder

Tamas.Zakar@newcastle.edu.au Kerry.Inder@newcastle.edu.au

A/Prof Helen Warren-Forward

Helen.Warren-Forward@newcastle.edu.au

CANCER CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH INFORMATION BASED MEDICINE PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH BEHAVIOUR

PREGNANCY AND REPRODUCTION VACCINES, INFECTIONS/IMMUNITY, VIRUSES AND ASTHMA FAMILY ACTION CENTRE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES & PHARMACY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE & PUBLIC HEALTH Medicine Programs Public Health Programs School of Health Sciences School of Nursing & Midwifery A/Prof Ashley Kable SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTRE FOR COMPUTER ASSISTED RESEARCH MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS Laureate Prof Jonathan Director Borwein Associate Director Prof Martin Savelsbergh Associate Director Prof George Willis CENTRE FOR ORGANIC ELECTRONICS Director Prof Paul Dastoor Program Leader A/Prof Erica Wanless CENTRE FOR REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCE Director Prof John Aitken Deputy Director A/Prof Eileen McLaughlin CENTRE FOR CHEMICAL BIOLOGY Director Prof Adam McCluskey Deputy Director A/Prof Eileen McLaughlin Deputy Director A/Prof Peter Lewis CENTRE FOR TRANSLATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH Director Conjoint Prof Chris Levi Program Leader A/Prof Frini Karayanidis CENTRE FOR ENERGY Program Leader Dr Stephanie Bengtsson CENTRE FOR ADVANCED PARTICLE PROCESSING AND TRANSPORT Director Prof Kevin Galvin Program Leader A/Prof Erica Wanless CENTRE FOR SPACE PHYSICS Director Prof Brian Fraser CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION Director Mr Mike Cole Director Prof Tina Offler CENTRE FOR URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES Director Prof Pauline McGuirk Deputy Director A/Prof Jenny Cameron

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Ashley.Kable@newcastle.edu.au

Jonathan.Borwein@newcastle.edu.au Martin.Savelsbergh@newcastle.edu.au George.Willis@newcastle.edu.au Paul.Dastoor@newcastle.edu.au Erica.Wanless@newcastle.edu.au John.Aitken@newcastle.edu.au Eileen.McLaughlin@newcastle.edu.au Adam.McCluskey@newcastle.edu.au Eileen.McLaughlin@newcastle.edu.au Peter.Lewis@newcastle.edu.au Chris.Levi@newcastle.edu.au Frini.Karayanidis@newcastle.edu.au Stephanie.Bengtsson@newcastle.edu.au Kevin.Galvin@newcastle.edu.au Erica.Wanless@newcastle.edu.au Brian.Fraser@newcastle.edu.au Mike.Cole@newcastle.edu.au Tina.Offler@newcastle.edu.au Pauline.McGuirk@newcastle.edu.au Jenny.Cameron@newcastle.edu.au


NSW INSTITUTE FOR FRONTIER GEOSCIENCE Director CENTRE FOR OPTIMAL PLANNING AND OPERATIONS Director Associate Director THE TOM FARRELL INSTITUTE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Director DESIGN, COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Clinical Knowledge and Reasoning Computational Modelling (Ourimbah) From Data to Knowledge Health Informatics Visual Information Processing Wildlife Representation Practice-based Research Perceptual Data Mining Simulation and Agent-based Systems Creativity and Innovation in Cultural Production Public Relations Journalism Collaborative Intelligence Analysis ENVIRONMENTAL AND LIFE SCIENCES Exercise and Sport Science (Ourimbah) Nutrition, Food and Health (Ourimbah) Sustainable Use of Coasts and Catchments (Ourimbah) Advanced Synthetic Materials Environmental Biology and Biotechnology Environmental and Climate Change Environmental Water Science Metabolic Research Group Plant Science Tectonics and Earth Resources Urban and Regional Studies MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES Applicable Differential Geometry Convex, Functional and Nonlinear Analysis Experimental Mathematics Harmonic Analysis, Signal Processing and Numerical Analysis Number Theory Optimization and Operations Research Topological Groups Medical Physics Nano-physics and nano-chemitsry on semiconductor substrates Photonics Space Physics Surface and Nanoscience Bayesian Analysis Categorical Data Analysis Climate Change, Ecology and Environmentrics Mathematical Statistical Analysis for the Science Occupational Health and Safety Statistics Psychometrics Robotics Statistical methods in Bioengineering and Biomedicine Time Series analysis Bioinformatics Biostatistics Total Quality Management PSYCHOLOGY Clinical and Health Psychology Human Experimental and Applied Dynamics Neuroscience

Prof Bill Collins

Bill.Collins@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Martin Savelsbergh Prof Natashia Boland

Martin.Savelsbergh@newcastle.edu.au Natashia.Boland@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Tim Roberts

Tim.Roberts@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Peter Summons Dr Ric Herbert Dr Rukshan Athauda Dr Brian Regan Dr Suhuai Luo Dr Trevor Weekes Dr Anne Llewelyn Dr Susan Kerrigan Dr Keith Nesbitt Dr Ric Herbert Dr Phillip McIntyre Dr Melanie James Mr Paul Scott Dr Geoff Skinner

Peter.Summons@newcastle.edu.au Ric.Herbert@newcastle.edu.au Rukshan.Athauda@newcastle.edu.au Brian.Regan@newcastle.edu.au Suhuai.Luo@newcastle.edu.au Trevor.Weekes@newcastle.edu.au Anne.Llewelyn@newcastle.edu.au Susan.Kerrigan@newcastle.edu.au Keith.Nesbitt@newcastle.edu.au Ric.Herbert@newcastle.edu.au Phillip.McIntyre@newcastle.edu.au Melanie.James@newcastle.edu.au Paul.Scott@newcastle.edu.au Geoff.Skinner@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Xanne Janse de Jonge A/Prof Mark Lucock Dr Salim Momtaz Dr Robert Burns Prof John Rodger Dr Greg Hancock A/Prof Phillip Geary A/Prof Hugh Dunstan Prof Chris Grof Dr Glen Phillips Prof Pauline McGuirk

X.JansedeJonge@newcastle.edu.au Mark.Lucock@newcastle.edu.au Salim.Momtaz@newcastle.edu.au Robert.Burns@newcastle.edu.au John.Rodger@newcastle.edu.au Greg.Hancock@newcastle.edu.au Phil.Geary@newcastle.edu.au Hugh.Dunstan@newcastle.edu.au Chris.Grof@newcastle.edu.au Glen.Phillips@newcastle.edu.au Pauline.McGuirk@newcastle.edu.au

Dr Ian Benn A/Prof Brailey Sims Laureate Prof Jonathan Borwein Dr Jeffrey Hogan A/Prof Wadim Zudilin Prof Natashia Boland A/Prof George Willis Dr Peter Greer A/Prof Marian Radny Dr John Holdsworth Prof Fred Menk Prof John O’Connor Dr Frank Tuyl A/Prof Eric Beh Prof Irene Hudson Prof Irene Hudson Prof Irene Hudson Prof Irene Hudson Dr Robert King Prof Irene Hudson Prof Irene Hudson Prof Irene Hudson Prof Irene Hudson Dr Peter Howley

Ian.Benn@newcastle.edu.au Brailey.Sims@newcastle.edu.au

Prof Mike Startup Dr Stefania Paolini Prof Peter Walla

Mike.Startup@newcastle.edu.au Stefania.Paolini@newcastle.edu.au Peter.Walla@newcastle.edu.au

Jonathan.Borwein@newcastle.edu.au Jeffrey.Hogan@newcastle.edu.au Wadim.Zudilin@newcastle.edu.au Natashia.Boland@newcastle.edu.au George.Willis@newcastle.edu.au Peter.Greer@newcastle.edu.au Marian.Radny@newcastle.edu.au John.Holdsworth@newcastle.edu.au Fred.Menk@newcastle.edu.au John.Oconnor@newcastle.edu.au Frank.Tuyl@newcastle.edu.au Eri.Beh@newcastle.edu.au Irene.Hudson@newcastle.edu.au Irene.Hudson@newcastle.edu.au Irene.Hudson@newcastle.edu.au Irene.Hudson@newcastle.edu.au Robert.King@newcastle.edu.au Irene.Hudson@newcastle.edu.au Irene.Hudson@newcastle.edu.au Irene.Hudson@newcastle.edu.au Irene.Hudson@newcastle.edu.au Peter.Howley@newcastle.edu.au

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INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS The University website contains a vast amount of information for candidates. This can be accessed at: www.newcastle.edu. au/students. Information for Research Higher Degree students can be viewed at www.newcastle.edu.au/students/research-higherdegree/current-students

RULES AND POLICIES Rules, schedules and policies relating to Research Higher Degrees can be found at these websites: Research Higher Degree Rules: www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000830 Doctor of Philosophy Schedule: www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000091 Master by Research Schedule: www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000216 Student Academic Integrity Policy: www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000608 Intellectual Property Policy www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000831 The University’s Smoke-Free Environment Policy: www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000329

Disability Services The Disability Support Service offers practical assistance and advice to students with a permanent or temporary disability or medical condition. The support and assistance provided through the Disability Support Service aims to assist each student to meet the inherent requirements of their program whilst maintaining as much academic independence as possible. Further details are available from the website at: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability Occupational Health and Safety Policy The University of Newcastle is committed to ensuring the highest level of health and safety of staff, candidates and others within its premises or wherever its staff and candidates may be working, studying and researching. The University of Newcastle will comply with all relevant Acts and Regulations to ensure that the workplace and/or study areas are safe and without risk to health. In the absence of specific legislation, the highest professional standards will be maintained. Resources will be made available in line with the importance attached to occupational health and safety. Occupational health and safety is both an individual and shared responsibility. The success of the Occupational Health and Safety Policy and programs depends on the commitment and cooperation of all members of the University community. The University of Newcastle will ensure that all staff, candidates and other persons within its premises are aware of this policy. For further information refer to the web: www. newcastle.edu.au/service/health-safety Plagiarism Plagiarism is passing off the thoughts or works of another person as one’s own. Plagiarism involves giving the impression that a person has thought, written or produced something that has, in fact, been borrowed from another. It is a form of theft, which may be done by copying exactly what another writer has said, or by summarising another writer’s ideas as if they were your own. Any copying or summarising of someone else’s words or ideas must be done in such a way as to make it clear you are quoting or summarising and must include an acknowledgment of the author(s). Anything else is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. When plagiarism is detected in a candidate’s work it may be considered to be academic misconduct, for which disciplinary action may be taken. For a detailed statement of the Plagiarism Policy, refer to the guidelines provided by your faculty. Research candidates should familiarise themselves with the University of Newcastle’s Student Academic Integrity Policy. Privacy and confidentiality The information gathered by the University from completed application forms and during the period of enrolment will only be used, in accordance with privacy legislation, to assist the University to enable candidates to complete their program of study. It will not be disclosed to third parties without consent unless the University is under a legal obligation to do so. Government departments such as Centrelink, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship are authorised to request specific types of information for their purposes. The University may also be required to provide information to law enforcement agencies if a subpoena or warrant is served on it, or if an application is made under the Freedom of Information Act.

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APPLICATION FORM THIS APPLICATION FORM IS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY

Agent/Representative’s Stamp and Address

This application will not be processed unless all information has been provided. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY. CLOSING DATE FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: 31 AUGUST APPLICATIONS FOR Candidature MAY BE SUBMITTED AT ANY TIME. (Except for PhD Clinical Psychology and PhD Health Psychology Applications. 1 October for admission only)

SECTION ONE – PERSONAL DATA 1. Personal details Title (Dr, Mr, Miss) Family/Last Name First Name Other Name/s Previous Family Name Date of Birth

D D M M Y

Y Y Y

Female

Male

2. Contact details (Home Address) Number and Street

Suburb/Town/City State Country Postal/Zip Phone

Country code

Area code

Phone

Country code

Area code

Mobile/Cell/Handphone Number

Home Number

Email Address 3. Previous student Have you previously been a University of Newcastle student or applicant? Yes

No

Student ID Number

4. Country of birth Please Specify 5. Country of citizenship *NB Evidence of citizenship MUST be provided. Please Specify 6. Disabilities The information provided below will assist the University in monitoring and improving services to assist students with special needs. Do you have a disability or long-term medical condition which may affect your studies? If Yes, please indicate the type of disability that applies: Do you require Support Services?

Yes

Hearing

Vision

Yes Learning

No Medical

Mobility

Other

No

If Yes, please indicate the type of support services you require:

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SECTION TWO – PROGRAM(S) TO WHICH YOU WISH TO APPLY 7. University program for which admission is sought (eg. Master of Philososphy, Architecture) Program

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Name

Program code

Campus Start Date:

Callaghan Ourimbah

D D M M Y

Y Y Y

Research candidates may commence their candidature on almost any weekday during the year and are asked to nominate their intended start date. Candidates who commence their study between January and June are enrolled for Semester 1; candidates who commence between July and December are enrolled for Semester 2. Fees are charged on a pro-rata basis, from the commencement date, for the first semester. For subsequent semesters the full semester fees apply.

8. Research Topic

9. Research Proposal (Description of proposed research at this University. Please attach a typed statement) Who have you discussed your proposed research project with at the University of Newcastle? Name

Name

A statement indicating the nature of research you wish to undertake MUST be provided. A Research Proposal template is available for your use on page 65 of this prospectus and at www.newcastle.edu.au/students/research-higher-degree/future-students/forms

Section three – Related experience 8. Education Provide specific details of all Undergraduate/Postgraduate studies undertaken. Please attach additional pages if necessary. *NB Evidence MUST be provided for all qualifications claimed. Career

Qualification (B.Sc, M.A. etc.)

Institute (eg Nanjing University)

Country (eg China)

Study Commenced (eg Mar 2008)

Completion date/ Expected date of Completion (eg Dec 2012)

Undergraduate Graduate Master (Coursework) Master (Coursework with research component) Master (Research Higher Degree) PhD/Doctorate (Research Higher Degree)

Section FOUR – ENGLISH 9. Language Indicate your current English language proficiency. Is English your first language? Yes

No

If No, what is your first language?

Have you completed any of the following Language Tests in the last two years? IELTS

Date of Test D D M M Y

Y Y Y

TRF#

iTOEF

Date of Test D D M M Y

Y Y Y

REGIST#

Other

Date of Test

D D M M Y

Y Y Y

If you do not meet the English proficiency requirement, you may be required to undertake ELICOS at the University of Newcastle. Evidence of English proficiency must be provided by 31 August each year to be eligible for consideration for scholarship. The English proficiency policy can be found at www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104

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Section FIVE – SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION * Applications for scholarship may be submitted between 1 January and 31 August each year. Applications submitted outside of these dates will be considered for admission to a Research Higher Degree only. A complete “Scholarship Only” application may be submitted in the following year. * NB Evidence of meeting English proficiency MUST be provided by 31 August to be considered for scholarship. NOTE: Applicants who have not completed ELICOS by December each year will be ineligible for a main round scholarship. 10. Research Scholarship details Are you applying for a University of Newcastle research scholarship?

Yes

No

Will you be receiving a scholarship from your home country or government or another source to support your research higher degree studies?

Yes

No

If Yes, please attach evidence of the scholarship you are applying for or have received and complete the following: Sponsor

Amount per annum

Duration

Have you ever received an AusAID or postgraduate scholarship before?

Yes

No

If Yes, please complete the following: Scholarship Institution Value

End Date

D D M M Y

Y Y Y

11. Relevant experience and employment Please detail below or attach a Curriculum Vitae detailing relevant experience and employment. Include in your c.v. any research or development work undertaken to date e.g. work as a research assistant, publications or other research attainments. Evidence of any claimed publications/exhibitions/research attainments must be provided. Attach the front page of publication or advertisement for exhibition and a letter from your employer for research work experience on company letterhead. Where evidence is not provided, publications/exhibitions cannot be considered in the assessment of your application.

12. Referees Please list 2 referee’s (name, title, institution, email address and telephone number) Name

Name

Institution

Institution

Email

Email

Phone

Phone

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Section SIX – Checklist Important checklist to ensure a quick response to your application. Complete all sections of this application.

Ensure you attach certified copies of all previous qualifications including award certificates (if applicable), and academic transcripts with grading systems’ descriptions. Qualifications and transcripts must be certified by a University of Newcastle representative or agent, a Notary Public, Commissioner for Declarations, Justice of the Peace or Academic Registrar of the institute which issued the transcript. Where qualifications have been obtained under a different name, evidence of change of name must be provided (ie Marriage Certificate). Note copies can be faxed or emailed in the first instance with certified copies required prior to being issued a CoE. If you are an overseas registered nurse, attach a certified true copy in English of your licence.

Enclose certified copies of your English language qualification or details of English proficiency.

Enclose a certified photocopy of the personal details page of your passport and visa if applicable.

If your academic transcripts are in a language other than English, enclose certified English translations.

Enclose a research proposal.

Enclose your c.v. and evidence of research attainments (e.g. publications).

Enclose details of your home scholarship if applicable.

Make a copy of your application for your records.

13. Declaration I hereby apply for enrolment in accordance with the Act, By-law, and Rules of The University of Newcastle and declare that: I understand that I must enrol in courses that comply with the requirements of the degree program to which I have been admitted I authorise the University to release information regarding my enrolment to Government agencies in accordance with legal requirements I understand that failure to pay fees and charges owed to the University or its partner organisation by the due date may result in my access to University services being restricted, the cancellation of my enrolment and/or action to recover any remaining debt I certify that all information and documentation supplied by me to the University is true, accurate and complete I consent to the collection, storage, and disclosure by the University, Universities Australia (UA) or any UA member institution of a record of any such information or any other irregular activity that may be considered to be untrue or misleading in any respect I agree to comply with the rules, policies and by-laws of the University of Newcastle I acknowledge and accept that the Code of Practice for Research Higher Degree Candidature describes the respective rights and responsibilities of both parties and forms the basis of understanding and commitment between the two parties I agree to abide by the Code of Practice for Research Higher Degree Candidature

I understand that agreement to all of these terms is a condition of my enrolment at the University of Newcastle. Informed consent: I understand that the University of Newcastle is required by law to disclose information relating to any changes or breach of a student visa condition relating to satisfactory academic performance to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) I understand that the University of Newcastle is collecting the information in this form for the purpose of assessing my entitlement to Commonwealth assistance under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and allocation of a Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) to me I understand that the University of Newcastle will disclose this information to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) for the above purposes and that DEEWR will store the information securely in the Higher Education Information Management System (HEIMS) and that the information may be used in connection with the National Data Collection on University Applications and Offers and/or other collections as DEEWR may lawfully require from time to time I accept that DEEWR may disclose the information to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), and that the University of Newcastle will not otherwise disclose the information without my consent unless required or authorised by law. In signing this form you are agreeing to all of the above conditions. Please note that giving false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal Code (Commonwealth).

Signature Date Once you have completed the above, email, fax or send your completed application form to: International Admissions The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia

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Language Centre APPLICATION FORM * Please complete this form for ELICOS programs ONLY. Have you previously applied to the University of Newcastle? Yes

No

If Yes, what was your Student ID number?

1. Personal details Title (Dr, Mr, Miss, Mrs, Ms etc.) First/Given Name Other Name(s) Family Name Previous Family Name Date of Birth

D

D M M Y

Y

Y Y

Female

Male

Home Address Number and Street

Suburb/Town/City State Country Postal/Zip Phone

Country code

Area code

Mobile/Cell/Handphone Number

Phone

Country code

Area code

Home Number

Email Address

Address in Australia (if known) Number and Street

Suburb/Town/City State Country Postal/Zip Phone

Country code

Area code

Mobile/Cell/Handphone Number

Country code

Area code

Home Number

Phone Country of Citizenship Country of Birth Passport Number

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2. General Information Usual Occupation What is your current level of English?

Elementary

Intermediate

Have you taken an IELTS, TOEFL, CAMBRIDGE or other English test? Do you have any medical problems?

Type of Visa (Please tick a box):

No

Yes

Upper Intermediate

No

Yes

Advanced

(If Yes, please supply a copy of your results)

If Yes, please give details’

Student Visa

Working Visa

Holiday Visa

Other

If Student Visa, what health cover do you require? Single

Family

Not required

When do you wish to begin your English course?

D

D M M Y

Y

Y

Y

How many weeks do you wish to study English? At which campus do you wish to study English?

Newcastle

Sydney

3. Accommodation Services Do you require information regarding airport reception service?

No

Yes

Do you require information regarding accommodation?

No

Yes

If Yes, please indicate your preference: Homestay

On-Campus (Halls of Residence Long Term Stay)

4. Application Information Is your application being made through an Agent?

No

Temporary Accommodation (Budget Hotels)

Yes

If yes, name and location of agent:

How did you learn about The University of Newcastle Language Centre? Please tick one of the following boxes: Travel Agent

Article in book/newspaper

Education Agent

Friends

Family

Education Exhibition

Website

Other

Australian Embassy

Please provide the name of the Book/Newspaper or Agent: University Privacy Policy The University of Newcastle is committed to protecting and maintaining the privacy of personal and health information collected. For more details on our management of personal information, please visit the Privacy website at the following link: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/ privacy/ Declaration I declare that the information I have supplied in this application is correct and complete. I agree to comply with the rules governing admission and enrolment of the University. I understand that I am responsible for the prompt payment of any fees related to the course to which I am applying for admission. I understand that the University may be required to release the information supplied to Commonwealth and State agencies, pursuant to obligations under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training for Overseas Students and I hereby authorise the release of information contained in the Application Form to such agencies. I understand that the University is required by law to inform the Department of Immigration and Citizenship of changes to my enrolment and any breach of a student visa condition relating to satisfactory academic performance.

Signature Date

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TUITION FEES The fees listed are in Australian dollars (AU$) and are the average price of the program per year. The tuition fee each semester may vary according to course selection. The fees do not include international and domestic travel, accommodation and meals, books, living costs, Overseas Health Cover charges or the Student Services Amenities Fee. The fee deposit and, where applicable, the Overseas Student Health Cover are payable on acceptance of an offer of a place in a course or a program. Fees are then payable before the beginning of each new semester. All fees must be paid in full and on time. Non payment of tuition fees by the due date will result in the termination of a student’s enrolment. Full refund of tuition fees (Payable within two weeks of request or course* start date, whichever first occurs) The University will make a full refund of tuition fees in the following circumstances: a) Application for a student visa is unsuccessful; or b) The University is unable to provide the tuition for which the offer has been made; or c) An offer of a place is withdrawn by the University; or d) Applicant is unable to satisfy prescribed conditions stipulated in the Offer Conditions. In the case of either (c) or (d), the University reserves the right to retain an administration charge of AU$500 and, where applicable, any agent’s fee, if the applicant has provided incomplete or incorrect information. Partial refund of tuition fees (Payable within four weeks of receipt of notice of withdrawal) The University may make a partial refund of tuition fees in the following circumstances: a) If written notice of withdrawal is received from a candidate at least 28 days prior to the commencement of a course* all fees are refundable, less an administration charge of AU$500 and, where applicable, any agent’s fee; or b) If written notice of withdrawal is received from a candidate less than 28 days prior to the commencement of a course* all fees are refundable, less an administration charge of AU$750 and, where applicable, any agent’s fee; or c) If the University is unable to offer a specific element of a course* after the student arrives owing to insufficient numbers enrolled, a pro-rata refund will be made; or d) If a student passes the English for Academic Purposes course* earlier than the length of period for which the student initially enrolled, a pro-rata refund will be made. No refund of tuition fees The University will not refund tuition fees if written notification of withdrawal from a course* is received after the commencement of the course*. This includes instances where a student may, prior to completion of a course*, sit for an IELTS test, and be successful. * NOTE: For ELICOS, a course is the period for which tuition has been pre-paid.

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Undergraduate, postgraduate, Study Abroad and International Foundation Programs Refund amount Full refund of tuition fees

Circumstances Your application for a student visa is not successful.

n

The University cancels the program after you have started but before you have completed it.

n

Time frame for payment of refunds Refunds are paid within two weeks of your request, or by the program start date, whichever occurs first.

The program does not commence on the date the University said it would.

n

How to apply for a refund Complete an Application for Refund of Tuition Fees form. Forms can be collected from Revenue, Level 3, Student Services Centre, Callaghan campus or by telephoning +61 2 4921 8876 or by email: revenue@newcastle.edu.au Any refunds will be sent to you in your home country and in the local currency, unless you are transferring to another institution in Australia. If you are transferring to another institution, any refund may be paid directly to that institution.

The program cannot be completed because the University’s registration as an education provider for overseas students is cancelled.

n

The University withdraws an offer of a place. If you have provided incomplete or incorrect information, the University will retain an administration charge of AU$500 plus any agent’s fees, if applicable.

n

You are not able to satisfy the conditions set out in your Offer Conditions. If you have provided incomplete or incorrect information, the University will retain an administration charge of AU$500 plus any agent’s fees, if applicable.

n

Partial refund of tuition fees

If you notify the University of your intention to withdraw at least 28 days before the start of term, all fees are refundable except an AU$500 administration fee, plus any agent’s fees, if applicable. Notification must be in writing.

n

If you notify the University of your intention to withdraw less than 28 days before the start of term, or within 28 days after the start of term, the University will retain AU$3,000 plus any agent’s fees, if applicable. The remainder of the fees will be refunded. Notification must be in writing.

n

No refund

If a student withdraws from a program or course after the fourth teaching week of any term, the University will not refund any of the fees paid for that program or course for that term.

n

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Refunds are paid within two weeks of your request, or by the program start date, whichever occurs first.

Complete an Application for Refund of Tuition Fees form. Forms can be collected from Revenue, Level 3, Student Services Centre, Callaghan campus or by telephoning +61 2 4921 8876 or by email: revenue@newcastle.edu.au Any refunds will be sent to you in your home country and in the local currency, unless you are transferring to another institution in Australia. If you are transferring to another institution, any refund may be paid directly to that institution.


The University of Newcastle refund policy for full fee paying international students in Australia Application of policy This policy applies to all candidates applying for admission with effect from June 2001; and to all international applicants offered places with effect from June 2001. Section 1: Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Study Abroad and enabling programs 1.1 Full Refund of Tuition Fees (Payable within two weeks of request, or program start date, whichever first occurs). The University will make a full refund of tuition fees, in the following circumstances: (a) Application for a student visa is unsuccessful; or (b) Applicant is unable to satisfy prescribed conditions stipulated in the offer conditions. In the case of (b), the University reserves the right to retain an administration charge of AU$500 and where applicable, any agent’s fee, if the applicant has provided incomplete or incorrect information. 1.2 Partial Refund of Tuition Fees (Payable within four weeks of receipt of notice of withdrawal). The University may make a partial refund of tuition fees in the following circumstances: (a) If written notice of withdrawal is received from a candidate at least 28 days prior to the commencement of the term, all fees are refund able, less an administration charge of AU$500 and where applicable, any agent’s fee; or (b) If written notice of withdrawal is received from a candidate less than 28 days prior to the commencement of the term, or within 28 days after the commencement of the term, all fees are refundable less than an amount of AU$3,000. 1.3 No fee refund If a student withdraws from a program or course after the fourth teaching week of any term, the University will not refund any of the fees paid for that program or course for that term. 1.4 Procedure for application for refund A student who wishes to apply for a Refund of tuition fees in accordance with this Refund Policy and is located at Callaghan, should do so on the form for this purpose, available from: Revenue, Student Services Centre – Level 3, Callaghan Campus. A student who is not located at Callaghan should provide a written application with relevant supporting documentation, eg. embassy visa denial. No refund form is required.

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Applications should be faxed to +61 2 4921 7418 or emailed to: revenue@newcastle.edu.au 1.5 Remittance of refund All refunds for which a student is eligible will be forwarded to the student in his or her home country, unless the student is transferring to another institution in Australia (subject to visa conditions), in which case any refund may be remitted to that institution. The University will provide the student with a statement detailing the calculation of the refund. 1.6 Dispute resolution procedure If you disagree with the way the University has calculated the refund, you may lodge an appeal with the Dean of Students, (Phone +61 2 4921 5806 or +61 2 4921 8853); or email: resolutionprecinct@newcastle.edu.au This internal appeal procedure does not limit your right to seek other legal remedies outside the University. Section 2: ELICOS 2.1 Full refund of tuition fees (payable within two weeks of request or course* start date, whichever first occurs). The University will make a full refund of tuition fees in the following circumstances: (a) Application for a student visa is unsuccessful; (b) The University is unable to provide the tuition for which the offer has been made; (c) An offer of a place is withdrawn by the University; (d) Applicant is unable to satisfy prescribed conditions stipulated in the Offer Conditions. In the case of either (c) or (d), the University reserves the right to retain an administration charge of AU$500 and where applicable, any agent’s fee, if the applicant has provided incomplete or incorrect information. 2.2 Partial refund of tuition fees (payable within four weeks of receipt of notice of withdrawal). The University may make a partial refund of tuition fees in the following circumstances: (a) if written notice of withdrawal is received from a candidate at least 28 days prior to the commencement of a course* all fees are refundable, less an administration charge of AU$500 and where applicable, any agent’s fee; or (b) if written notice of withdrawal is received from a candidate less than 28 days prior to the commencement of a course* all fees are refundable, less an administration charge of AU$750 and where applicable, any agent’s fee; or (c) if the University is unable to offer a specific element of a course* after the student arrives owing to insufficient numbers enrolled, a pro-rata refund will be made; or (d) if a student passes the English for Academic Purposes course* earlier than the length of period for which the student initially enrolled, a pro-rata refund will be made.

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2.3 No fee refund The University will not refund tuition fees if written notification of withdrawal from a course* is received after the commencement of the course*. This includes instances where a student may, prior to completion of a course*, sit for an IELTS test, and be successful. *For ELICOS, a “course” is the period for which tuition has been pre-paid. 2.4 Procedure for application for refund A student who wishes to apply for a Refund of tuition fees in accordance with this Refund Policy should do so on the form for this purpose, available from Revenue, Student Services Centre – Level 3, Callaghan Campus. A student who is not located at Callaghan should provide a written application with relevant supporting documentation, eg. embassy visa denial. No refund form is required. Applications should be faxed to +61 2 4921 7418 or emailed to: revenue@newcastle.edu.au 2.5 Remittance of refund All refunds for which a student is eligible will be forwarded to the student in his or her home country, unless the student is transferring to another institution in Australia (subject to visa conditions), in which case any refund may be remitted to that institution. The University will provide the student with a statement detailing the calculation of the refund. 2.6 Dispute resolution procedure If you disagree with the way the University has calculated the refund, you may lodge an appeal with the Dean of Students, (Phone +61 2 4921 5806 or +61 2 4921 8853); email: resolutionprecinct@newcastle.edu.au This internal appeal procedure does not limit your right to seek other legal remedies outside the University. Approved Academic Senate: 25 November 2002

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KEY CONTACTS

WELCOME

The University of Newcastle in Australia is recognised as a world-class institution that delivers innovative research and quality education. Internationally, the Academic Ranking of World Universities places Newcastle in the top four per cent of universities in the world, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings places us in the top three per cent. Both the Times Higher Education and QS also rank Newcastle in the top 50 universities in the world under the age of 50. Nationally, we are in the top 10 of research universities. In 2011, an independent assessment by the Australian Government determined that almost 70 per cent of the University’s research was equal to or better than world standard. In the same exercise, we were rated as Australia’s top university for applied mathematics and Newcastle was also rated as well above world standard for research in a wide range of science, engineering and health fields. The University partners with government and industry on research across key areas. The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), for example, is the largest facility of its kind in Australia, and hosts valuable collaborations including smart grid technology research with partners in China and bulk solids research in South Africa. Within the Hunter Medical Research Institute, the University’s researchers work with their peers in China on stroke research and collaborate across the world on breast cancer research. Our global research reputation is built on the innovative work of our researchers, who have made important contributions to the knowledge and understanding of issues of global significance across health, engineering and science. Our record of research in other key areas including the humanities, social sciences, business and law, is also growing and emerging on the world stage. At the University of Newcastle, research higher degree candidates have the opportunity to work with researchers who are among the world’s leaders in their field. Through quality supervision and facilities, comprehensive support and training, and a focus on world class research and innovation, candidates at Newcastle are provided with the best opportunity to reach their potential.

Professor Caroline McMillen Vice-Chancellor and President

University Programs, Application Procedures and Processing International Admissions International Office The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 6595 F +61 2 4960 1766 E IA@newcastle.edu.au W www.international.newcastle.edu.au The Language Centre The Language Centre The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 5376 F +61 2 4921 7068 E Language.Centre@newcastle.edu.au W www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/englishlanguage-and-foundation-studies-centre/ International Office Hunter Building The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia E International-Advisors@newcastle.edu.au W www.newcastle.edu.au/students/ international/student-support/ Accommodation Accommodation Enquiry Centre The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T: +61 2 4924 1444 F: +61 2 4924 1002 E: AccommodationEnquiry@newcastle.edu.au W: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/ accommodation/on-campus Homestay Homestay Coordinator International Office Hunter Building The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T: +61 2 4921 6777 E: Homestay@newcastle.edu.au W: www.newcastle.edu.au/homestay

OTHER USEFUL

WEBSITES

Application Form www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/our-programs/how-to-apply Central Coast Region www.visitnsw.com/Central_Coast China Scholarship Council www.csc.edu.cn Department of Immigration and Citizenship www.immi.gov.au/students Newcastle www.visitnewcastle.com.au Newcastle Innovation www.newcastleinnovation.com.au Newcastle Institute for Energy Resources www.newcastle.edu.au/research/newcastle-institute-for-energy-resources Office of Graduate Studies www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/office-of-graduate-studies Official Overseas Representatives www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/our-programs/how-to-apply/representative Ourimbah Campus www.newcastle.edu.au/campus/ourimbah Research at the University of Newcastle www.newcastle.edu.au/research

FIND OUT MORE Find a supervisor Our Register of Supervisors allows you to search for a potential supervisor. You can search by school or researcher name, or by keyword. www.newcastle.edu.au/students/research-higherdegree/future-students/find-a-supervisor.html


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The University of Newcastle reserves the right to withdraw any program or course; change the content or other aspects of any program or course; limit enrolments in any program or course; and/or alter the tuition fees for any program or course described in this publication.

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Higher Doctorate and specific scholarship enquiries should be directed to: Office of Graduate Studies The Chancellery The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 6537 F +61 2 4921 6908 E research@newcastle.edu.au W www.newcastle.edu.au/students/research-higher-degree/

RESEARCH

RESEARCH HIGHER DEGREES

International Office The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 6595 F +61 2 4960 1766 E international@newcastle.edu.au W www.international.newcastle.edu.au

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