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UNEs Collaborative Research Network program on mental health has been successful

June 1st, 2011

This CRN will be led by University of New England working with five partners, Newcastle, Sydney, La Trobe and NSW universities and Hunter New England Area Heath Service. It will expand the emerging Rural Health research strength at UNE, feeding into education of 1,400 health professionals annually. Partner institutions will extend their reach into and knowledge of rural regions. CRN activities will build links with rural communities and health providers in Northern Inland NSW and Victoria, with focus on investigating mental heath and well-being including health workforce sustainability, self-care, suicide, disabilities, sexuality, inclusion, and biomedical science supporting rural mental health.

The funding will see the recruitment of a significant number of PhD scholarship students and Postdocs working on three research themes.

A huge congratulations to a range of colleagues who worked to get this project off the ground, including Victor Minichiello, Rafat Hussain, Myf Maple, Pierre Meons, Gail Hawkes, John Scott, and many other folks. And of course our partners in the other universities.

This funding and partnership with key research intensive universities will significantly boost our research activity on a topic of national and international importance.

More information on the program can be found at:

“Water Law: Through the Lens of Conflict” – congratulations on a successful colloquium!

January 10th, 2011

The “Water Law” colloquium, on Wednesday the 5th and Thursday the 6th of January, was hosted by the UNE School of Law’s Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law (AgLaw Centre). It brought experts in water law from Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Iceland, South Africa and the United States together with their Australian counterparts to discuss the role of law in addressing conflicts over water.

Speakers at the colloquium examined water law and its social implications in relation to subjects such as climate change, the environment, agricultural water use, trans-boundary water flows, property rights, international waters, and energy and mining. Among the presenters were Professor Du Qun, Deputy Director of the Research Institute of Environmental Law at Wuhan University, China, speaking on “Trans-boundary water flows, conflict and the rule of law in China”, Kristín Haraldsdóttir from the Institute on Natural Resources Law at Reykjavik University, Iceland (”Property rights to water and social conflict – an example from Iceland”), and Janice Gray from the Faculty of Law at the University of NSW (”Groundwater and property: a site of contestation”).

UNE’s Professor Paul Martin, the Director of the AgLaw Centre and the convener of the colloquium, said that the discussions during the meeting would form the basis of “significant inputs” to a large international conference in South Africa in August. Papers from the colloquium will be published in the first issue of the new International Journal of Rural Law and Policy to be published mid-year by UNE’s School of Law.

ALTC 2010 Citation recipients

July 22nd, 2010

Congratulations to our two ALTC 2010 Citation recipients, Associate Professor Russell McDougall and Dr Robyn Muldoon. Russell and Robyn have made extensive contributions to the UNE experience for students over many years, Russell in his disciplines of literature and communication, and Robyn through her exemplary student support work in the Academic Skills Office and more recently as Acting Director of TLC.

Citations are awarded on the basis of an outstanding contribution to student learning, student engagement or the overall student experience that has been sustained over time.

Associate Professor Russell McDougall was cited for sustained commitment to and demonstrated excellence in creating innovative, empowering and challenging online learning communities to enhance students’ distance learning in Literature Studies.

Dr Robyn Muldoon was cited for the development of the New England Award, an innovative program which fosters students’ personal and professional development at university through extra-curricular activity.

Scholarly and Reference Book Publishing Opportunities – Anthem Press

July 22nd, 2010

Anthem press, an independent international publisher of academic, educational and reference works, would like to welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original academic monographs and edited volumes, major works, handbooks/companions or course textbooks/readers.

As a matter of course, they pride ourselves in publishing our scholarly monographs and edited volumes in hardback, paperback and ebook international editions. Moreover, if indeed there is demand, they now publish a low-cost edition for developing countries.

Their Editorial Advisors Include:
Anthem Modern South Asian History

Tirthankar Roy (Series Editor) – London School Of Economics And Political Science, UK
Subho Basu – Syracuse University, USA
Douglas Haynes – Dartmouth College, USA
David Ludden – New York University, USA
Dilip Menon – University Of Delhi, India

Diversity And Plurality In South Asia
Nandini Gooptu (Series Editor) – Oxford University, UK
Christophe Jaffrelot – Ceri/Cnrs, Sciences Po, France
Raka Ray – University Of California, Berkeley, USA
John Zavos – University Of Manchester, UK
Niraja G. Jayal – Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Yunas Samad – University Of Bradford, UK

India’s Changing Role in the Global Political Economy
Anthony P. D’costa (Series Editor) – Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Govindan Parayil – United Nations University, Japan
E. Sridharan – Upiasi, India
Kunal Sen – University Of Manchester, UK
Aseema Sinha – University Of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Should you wish to send in a book proposal or have any other queries, please contact them at: