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Professor Carlos Duarte

UWA Oceans Institute farewells influential Director

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The UWA Oceans Institute farewelled its Director, Professor Carlos Duarte, on his departure from the University, following four years of exemplary service.

Asian Studies - Hong Kong

UWA Vice-Chancellor awards personal chairs in Asian studies

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson marked the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts building and the university's ongoing commitment to research collaboration and wider engagement in the region by awarding three ‘personal chairs' in Asian Studies to senior staff. The positions highlight the significance of Australia's relationship with Indonesia, Japan and Korea.

Renal specialist takes up blood pressure fight

Friday, 5 December 2014

A specialist from The University of Western Australia who is at the forefront of research into high blood pressure (hypertension) will spearhead efforts to develop preventive strategies to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease.

(Left) Paul Johnson, Mark Randolph, Phil Watson and Mark Cassidy

Mark Randolph appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Western Australian Scientist of the Year for 2013, Professor Mark Randolph, has been appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS).

Wendy Martin

Wendy Martin to lead Perth International Arts Festival

Thursday, 27 November 2014

The former head of theatre and dance at the Sydney Opera House who now works for one of the world's leading performing arts centres has been appointed artistic director of Perth International Arts Festival, founded by The University of Western Australia.

Professor Hans Nossent, Chair of Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine

$2.7M to target 'poor cousin' of chronic diseases

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Whether it's the 11-year-old who has to sit by while his schoolmates play soccer, the grandma who can't open a jar, or the 30-year-old who can't get out of bed and has to miss yet another week of work - everyone knows someone affected by arthritis or some equally painful bone and joint condition.

Winthrop Professor Sharon Parker

UWA Professor elected fellow of social sciences academy

Monday, 15 September 2014

The UWA Business School's Winthrop Professor Sharon Parker has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Professor Jacqueline Batley

Australian agriculture builds on world expertise

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

One of the world’s leading institutes for agricultural research has just added another international expert to its stable of scientists working to breed more resilient crops and increase Australia’s primary industry competitiveness.

Renae Barker

Renae Barker Joins The Centre for Muslim States and Societies, UWA, as Honorary Research Fellow

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Ms Renae Barker, Lecturer in law at the University of Western Australia's Law School, has been appointed Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Muslim States and Societies at UWA.  

Ms Barker's appointment links the Centre for Muslim States and Societies to the Faculty of Law, reinforcing the University's research culture across all disciplines.  

Professor Kent Anderson

New UWA Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Community and Engagement

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A Professor of Law who grew up in Alaska and speaks Japanese has been appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Community and Engagement) at The University of Western Australia.