EMS Faculty Staff and Student Achievements and Research Grants – August 2018

Friday, 17 August 2018

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences would like to acknowledge the following achievements of our staff and students:

Paul Flatau

Program finds stable housing for 60 per cent of homeless participants within one year

Friday, 17 August 2018

A research report into a program delivered by the Sacred Heart Mission to move chronically homeless people in Melbourne into stable housing, has found 60 per cent of homeless participants were able to be housed within one year. 

Professor David Blair inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame

Thursday, 16 August 2018

 Leading UWA physicist Emeritus Professor David Blair who played a key role in the discovery of gravitational waves, confirming a major prediction of Albert Einstein, was last night inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame at the Premier’s Science Awards 2018 ceremony.

Fifty per cent of cardiovascular patients suffer from multiple diseases

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

New research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed that one in two patients admitted to hospital with a cardiovascular disease is suffering from multiple chronic medical conditions which required complex treatment. The rate was significantly higher among Aboriginal people, affecting three in four patients.

Professor David Mackey

$6 million federal funding boost for medical research

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $6 million in Federal Government funding to tackle issues ranging from diabetes to stillbirth, heart health, eye disease and the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ young people.

Report highlights $66.4 billion impact of universities

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

A new report released today reveals Australia’s eight leading universities, including The University of Western Australia, contributed an estimated $66.4 billion to the Australian economy in 2016.

Homelessness report

Research to support State-wide strategy on homelessness

Monday, 13 August 2018

A report commissioned by the Department of Communities and authored by The University of Western Australia Centre for Social Impact has provided new insights into the state of homelessness in WA and will help inform the State Government’s 10-Year strategy on homelessness.

John Newnham, Roger Cook and Matt Payne

New test could reduce preterm birth rate by 30 per cent

Monday, 13 August 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and King Edward Memorial Hospital have teamed up with an Australian molecular diagnostics company to develop a new low-cost test to identify women at risk of delivering a preterm baby.

Angry people might not be as smart as they think they are

Angry people might not be as smart as they think they are

Monday, 13 August 2018

People who are quick to lose their temper are more likely to overestimate their own intelligence, a new study from The University of Western Australia and the University of Warsaw in Poland has found.

New study finds tattoos are more acceptable in the workplace

Friday, 10 August 2018

New research from The University of Western Australia and University of Miami has discovered people with tattoos are not disadvantaged when it comes to employment.