Professor George Milne

Bushfire predictions at the fingertips of fire fighters

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are developing a new touchscreen device that can be mounted in a fire truck to help firefighters predict where and when a bushfire will spread. 

Sad woman

Top 10 priorities for those experiencing domestic violence

Thursday, 8 December 2016

An Australian-first study led by The University of Western Australia has surveyed those who have experienced family and domestic violence to identify the top ten priorities for future research into one of the nation’s most serious problems.

World's oldest football

3D imaging puts world's oldest football within reach

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

What would it feel like to ‘play’ with a 500-year-old football found in a Scottish castle? What about a 17th century amputation saw?

Smart plants learn new habits

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has demonstrated for the first time that plants can learn about their environment by making links between events, an ability thought to be exclusive to animals.

Ian Constable

Lowy family supports new eye research

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Noted Australian philanthropist Frank Lowy has made a significant donation to support important new eye research through the creation of Lowy Family Fellowships at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI). 

Profesor Mariapia Degli-Esposti

UWA awarded $22 million in national health research funding

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Improving treatment of viral infections in transplant recipients, determining whether testosterone slows biological ageing in men to improve health outcomes and developing a tool to diagnose and predict different types of diabetes are among 26 projects at The University of Western Australia to receive funding of more than $22 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

UWA

UWA awards and achievements - November 2016

Monday, 5 December 2016

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article will be published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month.

Reef shark

Sharks need a safe place too

Thursday, 1 December 2016

After analysing more than 2000 hours of coastal shark sightings, researchers from The University of Western Australia and other collaborators have warned that habitats important for juvenile shark survival are not adequately protected.

Premature birth research

Success for premature birth prevention program

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A preterm birth prevention program led by The University of Western Australia has had success in reducing the rate of early birth in Western Australia.

Justice James Edelman

UWA graduate appointed High Court Judge

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Internationally recognised lawyer and academic James Edelman has been appointed a Judge of the High Court of Australia – one of the youngest-ever appointments to the High Court at the age of 42.