Researcher Spotlight: Associate Professor Matthew Leach of the National Centre for Naturopathic MedicineRead more Associate Professor Matthew Leach is a registered nurse and naturopath who has earned an international reputation for his achievements in health services research. He has made a significant contribution to the field of health services specifically through his research in evidence-based practice, integrative healthcare and rural health.
15/09/2020Read more Coffs coast waterways are bearing the brunt of a nitrogen double-whammy from fertilisers and recycled sewage. Remarkably in dry periods, though, the waterways can protect downstream habitats by removing much of the nitrogen naturally, Southern Cross University has found.
11/09/2020Play video Read more A select group of regional Australian schools is first in line for free access to the filmmaking course Nextwave Online, thanks to Southern Cross University and Screenwave International Film Festival.
11/08/2020Read more Dr Janet Schloss is an accomplished researcher who has dedicated the past decade to building the evidence-base for naturopathy, nutrition and integrative and complementary medicine, mostly through conducting clinical trials.
06/08/2020Read more Expect a new climate activism adventure app to be more than just child’s play. Designed for and by children and young people, the app aims to be a platform for action, learning and creativity in response to climate change.
31/07/2020Read more The Southern Cross University family has generously heeded the call to support the wellbeing of students impacted by COVID-19, with more than $673,000 raised and distributed through a new hardship fund.
30/07/2020Read more Southern Cross University’s National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) researchers are conducting the first comprehensive examination of integrative healthcare in military populations in Australia – a study that hopes to highlight the potential benefits of this approach to the management of chronic pain.
29/07/2020Read more Screenwave International Film Festival (SWIFF) and Southern Cross University have partnered to take SWIFF’s Nextwave regional youth film development program to all budding filmmakers across Australia - from Coffs Harbour to Karratha.
24/07/2020Play video Read more Byron Writers Festival is thrilled to announce their ever-popular, annual Schools Programs are going online this year and are free to Primary and Secondary schools across the Northern Rivers.
21/07/2020Play video Read more Discovery of the diet flexibility of juvenile crown of thorns starfish has complicated scientists’ ability to predict the timing of devastating outbreaks of adults on coral reefs.
16/07/2020Read more Ever dreamt of working in film and TV but are unsure how to score your break into the big time? This month Screenworks and Southern Cross University have partnered up to deliver a premiere panel event with some of Australia’s leading film, television and music professionals.
05/06/2020Read more This year has been like no other for Year 12 students. Home schooling for months, coupled with the uncertainty around returning to school, exam timetables and assessments have made the last year of school a challenging time for many.
19/05/2020Read more If there’s one bit of advice Bachelor of Contemporary Music graduate Kate Stroud would give a music student just starting out, it would be this: when opportunity comes knocking, open the door, invite it in, make it a cup of tea and make it feel really, really, really welcome!
12/05/2020Read more Advancing the skills and status of nurses is a priority for Bonnie Boezeman AO, a business leader who was so concerned about the expected shortfall of nurses in Australia she created a scholarship for students studying a Master of Healthcare Leadership at Southern Cross University.
27/04/2020Read more “In nursing, the small things you do can have such a big impact on people’s lives. It’s very rewarding - a very privileged position to be in.” These are the wise words of registered nurse and Southern Cross University graduate Sally Smith, winner of a NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Award.
22/04/2020Play video Read more In these dark and uncertain times, the creative output of artists -- writers, musicians, filmmakers, singers, dancers, actors and more -- is enriching our thoughts, imagination and wellbeing. The latest contribution is an art/science video project capturing the breathtaking movement of water vapour swirling around our planet, set to a musical soundtrack.
21/04/2020Play video Read more Research Fellow at the Southern Cross University Centre for Children and Young People, Dr Kate Neale researches the benefits of gardening and greenspaces for wellbeing. She provides some tips for connecting with nature in the era of social isolation.
19/04/2020Read more Maddy Braddon is a born campaigner. From flood recovery to renewable energy, she’s worked with grass-roots programs such as Lock the Gate and Lismore Helping Hands, before landing her current job as Research Assistant, at the University Centre for Rural Health in Lismore.
18/04/2020Read more Working as an IT professional is not only about having a passionate relationship with technology. It can also be about love, especially if you’re seeking contact with cupid’s arrow through online dating. Strangely, a role in IT can also include making things with Lego. How so?
16/04/2020Play video Read more Southern Cross University has joined the world-leading Reef Restoration and Adaptation (RRAP) Program to help preserve and restore the Great Barrier Reef in the face of rising ocean temperatures and coral bleaching.
08/04/2020Read more The Bachelor of Contemporary Music at Southern Cross University was one of the first music courses in the country not geared to classical music or jazz. Now, it’s one of the first music degrees in Australia to go online.
02/04/2020Read more Southern Cross University’s Dr Renaud Joannes-Boyau is part of an international team of scientists that has dated the skull of an early human found in Africa, potentially upending human evolution knowledge with their discovery.
01/04/2020Read more Some you soak, some you macerate, some you ferment to wake them from their slumber. Any self-respecting seed collector will happily confess it’s an obsession; they are often late for appointments and parties because they stop to collect them from plants on the side of the road, paper bags always at the ready.
16/03/2020Read more New research from Southern Cross University found that 33% of Approved Accommodation Providers (AAPs) in the Byron Shire considered selling their business due to disruption from short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb.
08/03/2020Read more A passion to inspire more women into the field of science and a calling to close the gap in Indigenous women’s health are two stories behind two Southern Cross University’s scholarship recipients awarded at an International Women’s Day celebration in Coffs Harbour.
26/02/2020Read more Last weekend marked 50 years since teacher training first began in Lismore, providing the foundation for the multi-campus, academically diverse institution that is Southern Cross University today. A reunion at the Lismore campus welcomed staff and students from five decades of teacher education.
26/02/2020Read more Southern Cross University is proud to offer a suite of new courses from 2020, including a new partnership with Air Gold Coast where domestic students earn their commercial pilot licence through the University’s unique Bachelor of Business majoring in Aviation Management.
21/02/2020Read more A new anthology of work by Southern Cross University creative writing students has hit the virtual bookshelf. Coastlines 7 is an anthology of outstanding writing authored, edited, and compiled by students. From wistful poetry to gripping fiction, the anthology showcases 27 pieces of remarkable work, a testament to the diversity and depth of talent in the University’s creative writing program.
21/02/2020Read more Southern Cross University has been granted an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award presented by Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE). The award recognises Southern Cross University’s commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.
Southern Cross University-partnered sports program selected for Rugby League World Cup 2021 Mental Fitness CharterRead more Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) and leading men’s health charity Movember today proudly announced a partnership to work collaboratively to deliver the tournament’s groundbreaking mental fitness initiative.