Hands holding peanuts in Timor Leste

Study finds crop fungus not linked to malnutrition in Timor-Leste

Thursday, 12 September 2019

A global team including researchers from The University of Western Australia has assessed the impact of fungal contamination in maize and peanuts on the health of women and children in Timor-Leste and found that it was unlikely to cause stunting in children.

Raine Study

Origins of adult obesity found in early childhood

Friday, 6 September 2019

Western Australia’s Raine Study provided important data for a major international study that has found body mass index (BMI) in babies, children and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age.

Forrest Fellows

Medical researcher and physicist awarded Forrest Fellowships

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

A medical researcher developing ways to improve the treatment of brain tumours in children and a physicist who hopes to create the world’s first laser link in WA for use in space missions are recipients of prestigious 2020 Forrest Fellowships.

Honouring One of our Own - Professor Geoff Laurent Memorial Fellowship

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Professor Geoff Laurent was an acclaimed scientist and globally renowned world class researcher on every aspect of respiratory health.

Black hole about to swallow a neutron star

Scientists marvel at collision between black hole and possible neutron star

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

More than 30 scientists from The University of Western Australia’s node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of an international team that for the first time may have witnessed the end of a neutron star as it was engulfed by a black hole.

Dr Maryam Abdolahpour

How ecology and seagrass drove a change in focus for hydraulics engineer Maryam

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

As an expert in hydraulics and environmental fluid mechanics, Dr Maryam Abdolahpour could have expected to spend time in oceans research, but she probably never imagined the role of seagrass would play in her career.

Mountain Agriculture vital to ending hunger

Mountain Agriculture vital to ending hunger

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

In a book published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The University of Western Australia, experts are calling for global decision-makers to include mountain agriculture on their agenda when tackling hunger and malnutrition. The book is free and can be accessed here. The Executive Summary of the book is also available online.

Professor Christobel Saunders

Patient survey reveals flaws in cancer treatment

Friday, 9 August 2019

An international survey of more than 4000 cancer patients and carers, including 850 Australians, has highlighted the need to tackle shortcomings in diagnosis, treatment and psychological support as well as high medical costs.

Dr Alan Jamieson

Reaching the deepest points in each of the Earth’s five oceans

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Dr Alan Jamieson from Newcastle University in the UK, didn’t set out to be a deep-sea biologist, an adventurer, or even a marine biologist. 

Guest Speaker at the Convocation Spring Ordinary Meeting, Prof Peter Veth

Spring Ordinary Meeting of Convocation 2019

Thursday, 25 July 2019

All UWA graduates and other members of Convocation are invited to attend the Spring Ordinary Meeting in the Banquet Hall of the University Club of Western Australia on Friday 20 September 2019 at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.

The guest speaker for the evening,

Guest Speaker: Professor Peter Veth, Director of the UWA Oceans Institute and Professor of Archaeology, will give a talk on

"A Deep History of Maritime Peoples from North Western Australia."

RSVP