University News


Boost to UWA research collaborations with India

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The latest boost to University of Western Australia researchers working with their Indian counterparts on cutting-edge research will further strengthen bilateral relations between Australia and India.

Professor Jörg Imberger

UWA technology to measure threats to Italian lake

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

A system developed at The University of Western Australia will be deployed at picturesque Lake Iseo in the alpine Lombardy region of northern Italy to enable an international team to determine the effects of climate and land-use change.

Professor of Psychology Andrew Page

Mental health 'thermometer' to save lives

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

A collaborative project between researchers at The University of Western Australia and Perth Clinic could lower rates of self-harm and suicide in mental health in-patients, potentially saving more than 600 lives every year.

Brain study may help conserve sharks

Friday, 9 July 2010

A greater understanding of shark senses may prevent sharks being accidentally killed in commercial fishing operations, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Centre staff and students are winners

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Three of the Centre's staff and students have won recognition for their excellent work.

Ms Zoë Hyde

New link found between testosterone and frailty

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

A new study indicates a link between low levels of testosterone and frailty in older men.

Published in the July edition of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the study by researchers from the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing indicates a new piece of the frailty puzzle.

Winthrop Professor Zdenko (Zed) Rengel

Plant nutrition expert wins international recognition

Monday, 5 July 2010

A researcher from The University of Western Australia whose work has had a positive impact on agriculture and land rehabilitation in Australia and around the world, Winthrop Professor Zdenko (Zed) Rengel, has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Research Award.

Re-Thinking Market Efficiency in Accounting and Finance

Monday, 5 July 2010

UWA Business School
Two distinguished University of Western Australia alumni will be among the guest speakers at the upcoming Accounting and Finance Forum.

Patricia Dechow and Richard Sloan, both now professors at the University of California Berkeley, will return to UWA for the forum, due to be held from 11 July to 13 July.

Co-operative Enterprise Researchers Awarded ARC Grant

Monday, 5 July 2010

UWA Business School
A group of The University of Western Australia Business School researchers has just been awarded an Australian Research Council grant under the Innovation Australia Linkage Projects scheme.

Professor Tim Mazzarol, Professor Geoffrey Soutar, Professor John Watson and Assistant Professor Joanne Sneddon will spend the next three years investigating the co-operative enterprise business model in the hope of learning more about the factors that influence its sustainability and competitiveness.

Breaking the Habit of Problem Gambling

Monday, 5 July 2010

UWA Business School
The recent Productivity Commission report into gambling has found that between 80,000 and 160,000 Australian adults have severe gambling problems, while another 350,000 are at moderate risk.

The report has sparked discussion over whether we should place greater restrictions on poker machines, with the Federal Government announcing plans to set up a committee to analyse the recommendations.