Sharon Parker

Ground-breaking work design researcher wins ARC Laureate Fellowship

Friday, 6 May 2016

Pioneering research on the changing nature of ‘work’ has resulted in an Australian Laureate Fellowship being awarded to the University of Western Australia.

3D-printing used to explore superconductivity of materials

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have revealed that 3D-printing can be used to create a resonant microwave cavity via an aluminium-silicon alloy that shows superconductivity when cooled below the critical temperature of aluminium.

Lotterywest grant to support medical research

Community to give vital input into advancing medical research

Friday, 8 July 2016

A $3.2 million grant from Lotterywest will allow the highly successful Consumer Involvement Program of The University of Western Australia’s School of Population Health and the Telethon Kids Institute to be expanded to 18 other WA organisations.

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Anxious Western Australians less prepared for bushfires

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has found that people who are anxious are worse off when it comes to being prepared for bushfires.

Children are not rockets

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Australian children have been the focus of pioneering studies of early language development. These contemporary Australian population studies of language growth and patterns over time are producing a vastly different picture from the boutique studies of the early 1970’s that positioned language development so firmly as an outcome of maternal input.

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Shark Shield proves effective in deterring white sharks

Monday, 4 July 2016

Shark researchers at The University of Western Australia have released the final test results of a study that examined the effectiveness of the Shark ShieldTM shark deterrent.

Virtually Impossible Research

Virtually impossible in top 1% read scholarly publications

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Professor Stephen Houghton’s research paper titled “Virtually Impossible: limiting Australian children and adolescents daily screen based media use” has been recorded in the top 1% of over 5 million scholarly publications according to Altmetric.

The Altmetric Explorer for Publishers enables users to browse and report on all attention data for every piece of scholarly content Altmetric has found attention for online.

Dr Louise Barton receives 2016 PLA research award_Photo Credit PLAWA

UWA Turf Water Allocation Project scores outstanding research award

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Pioneering research into understanding how to best manage green spaces using limited water allocations has been acknowledged for outstanding research achievement at the 2016 Parks and Leisure Australia WA Awards.

The 2016 Research Award went to The University of Western Australia’s Water Allocation Project within the UWA Turf Research Program, led by Dr Louise Barton and Professor Tim Colmer from UWA’s School of Plant Biology and Institute of Agriculture.

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Strong preference for local foods

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Western Australian consumers have a strong preference and willingness to pay for local foods according to a study published by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

This suggests that a state labelling program, such as the Buy West Eat Best campaign is extremely valuable to local producers.

Ms Emma Downsborough from UWA’s School of Agriculture and Resource Economical and Institute of Agriculture conducted the study as part of her Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science), and received first class honours for the research.

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When one painting is not like another…

Monday, 27 June 2016

Tom Simpson never quite understood why, as a young child, he was dragged to endless art galleries. But years later, the UWA Business School PhD candidate has developed a new appreciation for art—and is even developing a new way to value collectable art pieces.