University of Newcastle courses and instructors

The University of Newcastle is a world class institution with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Through engagement with our partners, the University delivers world-class innovation to support the development of strong regional communities.

The University of Newcastle is a world class institution with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Through engagement with our partners, the University delivers world-class innovation to support the development of strong regional communities.

Internationally, Newcastle is ranked in the top three per cent of universities in the world, according to two global independent ranking authorities*, and nationally, Newcastle is ranked in Australia’s top 10 for research, with strengths in health and medical, science and engineering, and energy and the environment.

Key to Newcastle’s success is a commitment to equity, excellence and engagement. Our teaching staff are recognised with national awards for contributions to student learning and we are recognised nationally for our ability to produce graduates who are well prepared academically and practically to enter the workforce. The University of Newcastle partners with local and global corporate and community agencies and delivers strong research-led teaching and learning in its academic programs.

University of Newcastle Instructors (4)

  • Dr. Anna Giacomini

    Dr Anna Giacomini graduated from the University of Parma as a Civil Engineer in 1999.

    Dr Anna Giacomini graduated from the University of Parma as a Civil Engineer in 1999. Anna undertook a PhD on Rock Joints (within the same institution), which she was awarded in 2004. She joined The University of Newcastle in 2005 with the objective to develop the Rock Mechanics research. Since then, Anna has established successful collaborations with the industry, specifically in the mining sector, around rockfall related research. She has been granted significant funding from industry and competitive schemes to conduct her research.

  • Dr. Lyn Ebert

    Lyn is a senior lecturer and the Bachelor of Midwifery Program Convenor at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales Australia. She started her nursing training in 1975 and midwifery training in 1989...

    Lyn is a senior lecturer and the Bachelor of Midwifery Program Convenor at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales Australia. She started her nursing training in 1975 and midwifery training in 1989. She went on to complete a graduate certificate in neonatal nursing and then embarked upon her tertiary education, gaining a Masters in Nursing by coursework, a Masters of Philosophy – Midwifery and in 2012, a Doctor of Philosophy in Midwifery.
    Lyn teaches midwifery and neonatal nursing at the University of Newcastle to undergraduate students.

  • Dr. Olivier Buzzi

    Dr. Olivier Buzzi is an Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle working in the field of Expansive Soils, Rockfall and Rock Joints.

    Dr. Olivier Buzzi is an Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle working in the field of Expansive Soils, Rockfall and Rock Joints. After graduating from the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France, Olivier obtained his PhD on the hydromechnical behaviour of contact between geomaterials in Grenoble in 2004. He moved to The University of Newcastle, to work with Prof. Fityus and Prof. Sloan, as a post doctoral researcher in October 2005. He became Lecturer in 2007, Senior Lecturer in 2009 and Associate Professor in 2012.

  • Dr. Stephen Fityus

    Dr Stephen Fityus is a Professor in Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Newcastle.

    Dr Stephen Fityus is a Professor in Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Newcastle. He completed combined degrees in Civil Engineering and Geology at the University of Newcastle in 1988 and worked as a geotechnical consultant before gaining his PhD in 2000. He teaches Engineering Geology, Introductory Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Design in the undergraduate program at The University of Newcastle, and has conducted courses on Coal Mining Geomechanics for the Institute of Frontier Geoscience. His diverse research interests include research into the stability of waste rock piles in open pit coal mines and the disposal of coal processing wastes.

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