Professor Fiona Bull

Pre-Olympic call for global action on physical inactivity

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The global issue of physical inactivity should be recognised as pandemic, according to a research paper published today in the prestigious Lancet medical journal and launched in a special pre-Olympics event in London.

Assistant Professor Carolyn Harris Johnson

Family homicide expert dispels myths on ABC Radio

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Keeping the community informed and dispelling myths around family homicide after separation - so that danger signs may be recognised and crimes prevented - is the aim of a social worker and researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida

Empathetic GPs may reduce depression and suicidal thoughts

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Between five and 10 per cent of people over 60 suffer from depression - a common and disabling disorder.  It is predicted that depression will be the second leading cause of disability worldwide within the next 10 years, making it a major public health problem.

$6.7 million to boost low-carbon farm research

Monday, 16 July 2012

Research at The University of Western Australia into new farming practices that will reduce greenhouses gases, sequester carbon and enhance sustainability has attracted $6.7 million Federal funding.

Professor Jessica Meeuwig

BBC features UWA marine researcher

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

A BBC documentary about the Indian Ocean, screening in Australia this week, features the work of UWA Oceans Institute researcher Professor Jessica Meeuwig.

Advanced Timber Concepts Research Centre closed

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Advanced Timber Concepts Research Centre (ATC) in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts was established to administer the research work associated with a joint venture between The University of Western Australia and the Forest Products Commission.  The agreement expired in December 2010 and the ATC Research Centre has now closed.

Ocean glider

Funding for crucial ocean and climate research

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Ocean gliders from a national research facility based at The University of Western Australia will be able to provide more data for crucial climate and marine research following a $6million injection of funding from the State Government.

Measuring soil salinity

Salt-tolerant chickpea project to boost crop production

Monday, 9 July 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with research partners overseas, have identified which lines of chickpea grow better in moderately salty soil.

Assistant Professor Dr Kimberley McAuley

Pregnant women wanted for birth outcomes survey

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Women in the first trimester (three months) of pregnancy are being invited to join a health survey to assess environmental impacts on birth outcomes.

Shipwreck becomes time capsule

Thursday, 5 July 2012

The wreck of a 16 metre colonial ship - the Clarence - in Victoria's Port Phillip Bay has been transformed into a buried ‘time capsule' under the sea.