New ARC funded research to create more productive workplaces

Friday, 18 November 2011

Insider trading, workplace safety, Indigenous employment, and mergers and acquisitions are the focus of new research to receive funding in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) grants.

Catastrophe arrives at ALVA

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Recently, the Australian Research Council (ARC) announced that the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Art's Winthrop Professor Bill Taylor and Winthrop Professor Michael Levine (UWA Philosophy), in collaboration with three-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist James O'Byrne (New Orleans), have won a major Discovery Project award for research on ‘Catastrophe: a historical and philosophical assessment of urban disaster, ethics and the built environment'.

Dr Marcal Gusmao (second from left) - UWA's first PhD graduate from Timor-Leste

UWA's first PhD from Timor-Leste to address hunger

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A researcher working on a legume crop that is drought - and waterlogging - tolerant is The University of Western Australia's first PhD graduate from Timor-Leste.

Nathanael Yates

UWA student wins prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A PhD neuroscience student at The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious international scholarship to Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

Dr Boris Baer

UWA researchers awarded $17m in Federal funding

Monday, 14 November 2011

The University of Western Australia's research strength has again been recognised with today's announcement of $17 million in Australian Research Council funding.

Rachel Paterson

UWA Rhodes Scholar hopes to save lives

Friday, 11 November 2011

A medical researcher from The University of Western Australia who aims to eradicate killer diseases such as HIV has been named WA's 2012 Rhodes Scholar.

Stromatolites

Shark Bay stromatolites at risk from climate change

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Climate change resulting in more frequent flooding of the Wooramel River that leads into Shark Bay is threatening the unique ‘living rock fossils' that make Shark Bay a World Heritage site, according to researchers from the Oceans Institute, at The University of Western Australia, Curtin University and the CSIRO.

Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood

Fiona Wood to talk on future burn care

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Burns expert Fiona Wood will give a free public lecture - Burn Care of the Future.  Can We Think Ourselves Whole? - next Monday, at The University of Western Australia.

More UWA finalists in running for science awards

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Two scientists from The University of Western Australia are finalists in Early Career Scientist category of the 2011 WA Science Awards.

Book celebrates aquatic diversity in Northern Australia

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Water scorpions, brightly coloured spotted scats and freshwater sawfish are just some of the unique species featured in the most comprehensive book yet about northern Australia's inland aquatic habitats.