University News

University News

Divers help with shark research

Citizen science aids shark research

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Recreational dive guides can help researchers to keep track of changes in shark populations, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Indigenous Elders speak out on tragic self-harm and suicide epidemic

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Thirty-one Elders and community representatives from 17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia have contributed to a powerful report into self-harm and suicide in which they offer ways in which to address the tragedy.

Jessyca Hutchens

Indigenous student chooses between Oxford and Cambridge

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

An Indigenous graduate of The University of Western Australia has been accepted into both Oxford and Cambridge universities and has had to choose between them.

Winthrop Professor Geoff Laurent

New directions for the Lung Institute of WA

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Lung Institute of WA's Annual General Meeting had historic significance with guest speaker Winthrop Professor Geoff Laurent of The University of Western Australia meeting members for the first time in his capacity as director.

Research officer Ros Maley with volunteer

First of its kind culturally sensitive depression screening tool

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The first of its kind culturally acceptable screening tool for depression among older living Indigenous Australians in remote areas has been developed.

Professor Jon Evans

Offspring benefit from mum sending the right message

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Researchers have uncovered a previously unforeseen interaction between the sexes which reveals that offspring survival is affected by chemical signals emitted from the females' eggs.

Uncertainty about sea levels to last 10 more years: expert

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A new study published in the international journal Nature Communications has revealed how Western Australia's sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers including UWA's Research Assistant Professor Ivan Haigh (now at Southampton University) and Winthrop Professor Chari Pattiaratchi.

Assistant Professor Clint Bracknell

Journeying back, chasing Noongar songs

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Old Noongar-language songs in the J.S. Battye Library archives will come alive again during a lecture by a young Noongar academic, historian and musician.

Skate Sculpture’s recently remodelled Mosman Park skate park.

Skate parks get a good behaviour tick

Monday, 14 April 2014

If you think kids at skate parks are likely to be getting up to no good, think again.

Medical symposium

Australia-China musculoskeletal research promoted

Monday, 14 April 2014

Not long before Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit to China for trade talks, a delegation of seven Professors from Australian universities travelled to China to promote joint research in the musculoskeletal disciplines.