Ashley William Smith, winner of the 2012 MCA Freedman Fellowship, otherwise known as
the ‘genius' award, and former student of UWA's School of Music, has been
appointed to the role of Head of Woodwind and Contemporary Performance.
Using music to teach spelling to children with autism, new directions in stroke research and recent advances - and ongoing challenges - in diagnosing genetic causes of neuromuscular disorders are among research topics to be presented by local and national experts, and leading students at a forum to be hosted by The University of Western Australia later this month.
The University of Western Australia's reputation as a world leader in research has been boosted by the appointment of an internationally recognised expert in river ecology as Pro Vice- Chancellor (Research).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conceptions of healing, empowerment and leadership differ from Western concepts and must be considered if the mental health and social and emotional well-being of the nation's first Australians are to improve, according to the co-chair of a new group.
A leading early career scientist from The University of Western Australia has been appointed to a new Woodside Professorship in Computational Geoscience at UWA as part of a five-year program to establish the State as a world centre of excellence in geoscience.