Dr Qiuhong Ke

Postdoctoral researcher wins ACS Medal for UWA thesis

Thursday, 7 November 2019

A postdoctoral researcher developing new methods for skeleton-based action recognition, Dr Qiuhong Ke, has won the inaugural Australian Computer Society (ACS) 1962 Medal for her University of Western Australia (UWA) PhD thesis.

Associate Professor Hayley Christian with her dog Lenny

Dogs are more than companions, they are great for our mental wellbeing

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

A study published in the Journal of Public Health by Oxford University Press and led by The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute has highlighted the positive impact dog ownership has on our mental health. 

Bacterial filaments

Research offers insight into how oldest fossils formed

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have uncovered evidence of a new type of fossilisation that may explain how some of Earth’s oldest microfossils formed and might even help scientists detect evidence of past life on other planets.

New Joint Venture to improve annual legume breeding

New Joint Venture to improve annual legume breeding

Thursday, 24 October 2019

A 10-year joint venture between The University of Western Australia and PGG Wrightson Seeds has been launched to provide farmers better access to advances in seed technology.

Dr Helene Viola

At the heart of it

Thursday, 24 October 2019

For several decades UWA has been working with National Heart Foundation Australia (NHFA), which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary, to save the lives of everyday Australians affected by heart disease.

Watheroo NP Hakea prostrata

Study digs up one billion years of green plant evolution

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Scientists from The University of Western Australia are part of a worldwide team of almost 200 plant scientists that has mapped the gene sequences of more than 1100 plants, the culmination of a nine-year research project.

Older person on phone

Phone coaching prevents falls in older people

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

A new, phone-based falls prevention program called RESPOND has been shown to reduce falls in older people who are sent home from hospital emergency departments.

Cardiovascular symposium

Researchers join forces to improve cardiovascular health

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Common cardiovascular issues facing Western Australians will be the focus of an event attracting leading international and local researchers next week.

Study reveals fatty build up in lungs of overweight and obese

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

An international team including researchers from The University of Western Australia has shown for the first time that fatty tissue builds up in the airway walls, particularly in people who are overweight or obese.

Convocation of UWA Graduates Elections 2020 - Call for Nominations

Monday, 21 October 2019

Election for members of Convocation Council in accordance with Statutes 9 of The University of Western Australia Act 1911