On Saturday, UWA’s flagship geopolitical forum In the Zone drew a crowd of 1000 for its annual event, held this year for the first time outside of Perth in Jakarta, Indonesia. In partnership with the UWA-based Perth USAsia Centre and Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI), the event brought together premier thinkers from Australia and Indonestia to discuss “feeding the zone” and explore how to best use innovation, investment, and international cooperation to solve food production problems in Indo-Pacific Asia.
When UWA Honorary Research Fellow Noelene Bloomfield joined the University in 1968 to take up a senior tutor position in the French department her classes were mostly focused on the French language. As her research progressed, French culture and history started to play a larger role, however little did she know how all three aspects would merge into a lifelong passion.
A UWA-led 12-month pilot study hopes to give patients with chronic heart failure more bang for their buck during their rehabilitation, and is winning awards on the way.
“Chronic heart failure patients are characterised by breathlessness and undue fatigue on exertion. Interestingly, research has demonstrated that the heart is not the only limiting factor these patients experience but also secondary issues such as their muscles simply not working like they should,” says Sports Science, Exercise and Health PhD student Lauren McKeown.
UWA Publishing’s new release Perth: a guide for the curious takes a fresh look at Perth city through the eyes of some of its most preeminent thinkers.
Edited by UWA Publishing director Terri-ann White, Perth: a guide for the curious takes us from an architect’s perspective on heritage to a historian’s ruminations on Perth’s swampy origins; from a walk down street that don’t exist to Noongar place names; from the union movement, to public art, to criminal Perth, then conversational Perth.