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Expert urges Perth to follow Europe's lead and get moving

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Perth would become a healthier city where people would rely less on cars, even ‘green' ones,  and more on ‘active transportation' - a combination of public transport, walking and cycling - if  researchers at The University of Western Australia had their way.

UWA Energy and Minerals Institute links great minds and industry

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The University of Western Australia's Energy and Minerals Institute will be launched this Friday.

Soil scientist digs up dirt on crime

Friday, 27 August 2010

A soil scientist at The University of Western Australia could help solve some of the nation’s most notorious murders.

What's in a gnome? UWA researchers explore neighbourhood safety and health

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The association between neighbourhood and house design and walking as a measure of sense of community has been explored in two papers published recently in international journals by researchers at The University of Western Australia.

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World-beating scientists talk biology

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

How variations in human DNA sequence can impact disease evolution and the health risks of climate change are just some of the topics to be discussed at this week's 20th annual Combined Biological Sciences Meeting (CBSM) to be held at The University of Western Australia.

Associate Professor Mark Tibbett

Soil scientist digs up dirt on crime

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

A soil scientist at The University of Western Australia could help solve some of the nation's most notorious murders.

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Picture This: Tourism in the Social Media Age

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But in the case of the travel industry, says The University of Western Australia Business School PhD student Sharifah Fatimah Syed-Ahmad, pictures could be worth considerably more.

The Malaysian student is currently finishing her thesis on the topic of ‘Social media as a marketing tool.' As part of her research, she has looked at word-of-mouth in the travel industry, and the ways in which businesses can create their own social media profiles.

Associate Professor Klaus Gessner

ARC funding success: multiscale dynamics of orebody formation

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

CET researchers and their partners from State Government organizations (GSWA and PIRSA) and Industry have been successful in the second round of 2010 ARC Linkage Funding.The Project, titled ‘Multiscale Dynamics of Orebody Formation’ was proposed by Klaus Gessner (pictured right), Cam McCuaig, Bruce Hobbs, Peter Cawood (UWA), Weronika Gorczyk (CSIRO), James Connolly, Taras Gerya (both Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich), Philippa O’Neill (UWA), and Daniel Lester (CSIRO).

Preventing Workplace Stress Through Self-Leadership

Monday, 23 August 2010

Australian workers' compensation claims for work-related stress have now reached over $200 million per year. The cost to employers in lost productivity is even higher, with some estimates putting the figure at over $14 billion per year.

Yet according to Associate Professor Kerrie Unsworth, from The University of Western Australia Business School, a great deal of work-related stress could be prevented.

States unite to feed the world despite climate change

Friday, 20 August 2010

Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, Professor Alan Robson, has been invited to Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) in south-western India to launch KAU’s new Master of Science course in Climate Change Adaptation.