The University of Newcastle Faculty of Health & Medicine Research Profile

The University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Health and Medicine is committed to world-class education and innovative research. Our Faculty prioritises and invests in translational research that significantly impacts the health of local and global communities. Our research is characterised by multidisciplinary and collaborative research clusters and is making its mark on the Australian and international research landscape.  

With a commitment to medical advancement and investment in state-of-the-art facilities, our Faculty researchers are contributing to global advancement in health science and are helping uncover solutions to some of our world’s biggest health problems.

In 2015, our Faculty was ranked fifth in a government evaluation (Excellence in Research for Australia) of research quality in Australian universities.  Based on the number of research codes the Faculty contributes to, we rated at well above world standard. Our Faculty is proud to be the leading research income earner at the University of Newcastle. Funding results in Australia’s major biomedical grant scheme (NHMRC) had a success rate of 18% in 2015, exceeding the national average by 2%. Our success rate in Australia's major biomedical grant scheme (NHMRC) of 18% in 2015, exceeded the national average by 2%.

Available Funding Options

5 PhD scholarships to be awarded exclusively to German students. Inclusive of living allowance and a tuition fee scholarship. More information


PhD (Human Physiology)

“I had an opportunity to look at the Faculty of Health, profile their research calibre and also read about my new supervisor. It was a big decision for me to move to Australia as most of my colleagues elected to pursue research in the USA. As a PhD candidate I believe that University of Newcastle’s biomedical research is definitely of world class standard. It is completely student oriented and nurtures research skills with full provision of infrastructure, training, conference travel support and funding. I couldn’t have asked for a better University to see my dream take wings.”