Robert French, Chief Justice of the High Court and distinguished graduate from UWA's Faculty of Law, was named the second recipient of the prestigious Sir Charles Court Inspiring Leadership Award on 31 May 2009.
The UWA Centre for Software Practice (CSP) was launched in 2006 and focuses on providing web based solutions to both the private and public sector. Currently, the CSP develops and licenses software for the tertiary education sector, in the areas of research management and university administration, and for the health sector, in the field of e-Medicine.
David Coall Research Fellow, University of Western Australia BPsych 1994; BSc (Hons) 1999; PhD 2005
My interest in research began with my Honours year where I applied evolutionary theory to understanding the factors that influence a woman's reproductive development and timing. An Australian Postgraduate Award gave me the opportunity to extend this research during my PhD and examine factors throughout a woman’s life that influence the birth weight and placental weight of her children.
Chancellor Michael Chaney, Vice-Chancellor Robson and Professor Marshall also met up with more than 100 Alumni and friends who turned out on a wintry October evening to attend the UWA Alumni London Reception.
The exhibition hall at Australia House provided a stunning venue, and it seems to be a favourite with Australians living in London.
Also present were the Dean of the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences Professor George Stewart; the Director of Development Campbell Thomson; and the Chair of the UWA Friends in the UK Group, David MacKinlay.
“I was particularly delighted to see so many of our younger alumni in attendance. Their enthusiasm about being associated with UWA is very positive and encouraging,” Professor Robson said.
The School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences celebrated several milestones involving its four teaching disciplines last October. The celebrations included the 95th anniversary of the establishment of Chemistry, and the 50th anniversaries of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Physiology. These four disciplines merged in 2002 to form the current School which commenced operations in 2003.