Oceans engineer Professor David White from The University of Western Australia has been appointed new Shell EMI Professorial Chair in Offshore Engineering to strengthen world-class research and education in WA's offshore petroleum industry.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with international colleagues, have identified four new genetic regions that influence birth weight providing further evidence that genes as well as maternal nutrition are important for growth in the womb.
As the bushfire season approaches, a researcher at The University of Western Australia is looking at the links between people's attachment to their homes and how well they prepare their properties for bushfires.
A research team from The University of Western Australia's School of Paediatrics and Child Health (SPACH) has won a slice of a $1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund an international study which could lead to earlier and more effective treatment of HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Perth Research Hub for an innovative new research centre that will focus on engineering, the social sciences and humanities, ecology, urban design and urban climatology, and water resources technology has been officially launched at The University of Western Australia by the State Minister for Water, Bill Marmion.
A team of Australian and international scientists including a geologist from The University of Western Australia has ‘undiscovered' a mysterious south Pacific island recorded on world maps for more than a decade.