Engraving by American whalers on Dampier archipelago

American whalers left rock engravings in Pilbara in 1840s

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

A team of archaeologists from The University of Western Australia working with Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation and mining company Rio Tinto have discovered that Indigenous people were not the only ones to leave their mark in the Dampier Archipelago.

Major project to tackle dropout rates for online courses

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have received a major funding boost to develop a project that will significantly improve the success of online education by reducing the number of students who drop out of online courses.

Older woman sitting down

Morning exercise improves brain health in older, overweight adults

Friday, 15 February 2019

An international research team led by The University of Western Australia and The Baker Institute in Melbourne has found a morning bout of exercise reduces the detrimental impact on the pattern of brain blood flow of prolonged sitting in older adults who are overweight or obese.

Brain

Can being born blind protect people from schizophrenia?

Friday, 15 February 2019

A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has provided compelling evidence that congenital/early cortical blindness – that is when people are blind from birth or shortly after - is protective against schizophrenia.

UWA

Four EMS Projects Successful in the inaugural round of Communities of Practice

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Four projects lead by staff members from The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences have been successful in the inaugural round of the UWA Communities of Practice initiative.

Professor Tim Inglis

Researchers speed up detection of blood infection

Monday, 11 February 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a new method of detecting blood infection that they hope will dramatically speed up diagnosis and treatment of severe infection.

Success for UWA Winthrop Professor of Marketing, Jill Sweeney, at the ANZMAC Conference 2018

Friday, 25 January 2019

UWA Winthrop Professor of Marketing, Jill Sweeney, was recently awarded the ANZMAC Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award at the 2018 ANZMAC Conference Gala Awards Dinner, hosted by the University of Adelaide at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

Centre for Energy hosts a renewable hydrogen industry engagement workshop

Friday, 18 January 2019

The UWA Centre for Energy held a one-day workshop on Renewable Hydrogen Industry Engagement on Wednesday 16 January 2018.

Jesse Santoso working with the plasma reactor.

Dr Jesse Santoso joins Centre for Energy

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr Jesse Santoso to the UWA Centre for Energy as a Research Associate in January 2019.

Termites

Termites help reduce the impact of drought on tropical rainforests

Friday, 11 January 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, the Natural History Museum, London, and the University of Malaysia, Sabah, have discovered termites play a critical role in helping tropical rainforest plants survive drought.