University News



Port Geographe seagrass study

Thursday, 6 May 2010

A two-year study by a collaboration of scientists including researchers from The University of Western Australia has recommended structural changes to the groynes at Port Geographe in the State's South West to remedy long-term seagrass accumulation problems.

Coral communities on sea floor

Nationwide sea-floor study starts in WA

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The University of Western Australia is taking part in a collaborative study of the ecology of Australia's sea-floor that will increase understanding of how ocean currents affect coastal ecosystems.

UWA Oceans Institute honours students win 2010 AMSA(WA) Honours Prizes

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Two UWA Oceans Institute Students won first and second prizes at the recent AMSA(WA) Honours Prizes.

Jordan Goetze 1st prize and Bryce McLaren 2nd prize.

The UWA Oceans Institute holds its inaugural postgraduate showcase

Thursday, 6 May 2010

 Are whale aggregates tied to upwelling deepwater in Sri Lanka? How do sharks sense their prey? Did you know sloshing around of Liquid Natural Gas can damage tankers? What is a perched beach? The answers to these and other questions were shared at the Inaugural UWA Oceans Institute's Postgraduate Showcase.

SHIP researchers

Charting new waters

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A unique national study into high impact psychosis that includes schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is being spearheaded by three WA researchers, all from the Faculty.

Hallucinations stem from brain, not bogey-men

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The distressing auditory hallucinations experienced by most people with schizophrenia arise from a dysfunction in the brain rather than, as most patients believe, an external malevolent force, according to research by Associate Professor Waters.

Ravie Waters

Catapulted into cognitive neuropsychiatry

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A researcher into psychosis has had a meteoric rise in the Faculty.

Flavie Waters, who completed two degrees in England, started as a student at UWA in 2000 and last August was appointed Associate Professor in the Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry.

Hearing aids inspire study

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The fact that some Indigenous children in rural regions of Australia have to wear hearing aids when they start school because of chronic severe ear infections was one of the reasons that drove Vinay Menon to choose his research topic for his Bachelor of Medical Science degree.

Lead author Dr Qun Mai

UWA study questions quality of care for mental health patients

Monday, 3 May 2010

The fact that people who are using mental health services have a life expectancy in their 50s is not due to inadequate access to general practitioners (GPs) but is more likely to represent a need for improved quality of primary health care.

Tony Phan

Terminal disease does not stop research

Monday, 3 May 2010

One morning last winter, a young man lay sprawled on the pavement near the Oral Health Centre at QEII.  He heard footsteps approach him, stop, then hurry on. Then he heard a truck slow down, then drive off. Neither the pedestrian nor the driver offered him any help and Tony Phan was in too much pain to ask for it.