Raising the Bar Perth

World-leading experts take to the stage (and pubs) across Perth

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Western Australians will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in music, literature, rock art, business, history, engineering, medicine and science during UWA’s Research Impact Series.

Stressed school student

One in seven school students affected by mental health issues

Monday, 20 May 2019

A national survey led by The University of Western Australia has found that mental health disorders affected one in seven students during the previous 12 months, with ADHD and anxiety cited as the most common disorders.

Ship engraving

Pilbara ship engraving may depict British ship Mermaid in 1818

Thursday, 16 May 2019

A team of archaeologists has discovered a depiction of a British naval ship carved onto a boulder on an island in the Dampier Archipelago in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Michael Schaper

Our speaker discusses the policy and research gap between government and academia

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

The common mantra of research-led universities today is twofold: that they are here to advance the frontiers of knowledge and here to serve society. The latter is laudable, for sure, and speaks to a key rationale behind the UWA Public Policy Institute. But what is standing in the way of the best minds working successfully with government, commerce and non-profit organisations? Michael Schaper, a former Australian national regulatory tsar, reflects on the obstacles and suggests that we are headed in the right direction. Shamit Saggar

Professor Schlaich and patient

50 per cent of people do not know they have high blood pressure

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

A study involving scientists from The University of Western Australia and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation has revealed 50 per cent of Australians living with high blood pressure do not realise they have it. 

Turtle hatchling

New threat revealed for baby turtles

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

New research has revealed that marine turtle hatchlings entering the ocean close to jetties have a high likelihood of being eaten.

Deep sea fish with enhanced vision

Deep sea fish can detect colour in the dark

Friday, 10 May 2019

A team of international researchers has found that deep-sea fish have developed surprisingly diverse vision that enables them to detect colour in the dark.

Kevin Pfleger

Kevin Pfleger appointed director of WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub

Thursday, 9 May 2019

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Kevin Pfleger as Director of the newly established WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub.

UWA’s Graduate School of Education complete a trilogy of works focussed on the rebuilding of school systems destroyed by long-running conflict in post-war climates

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education celebrate the success of authors from the Graduate School of Education for the recent completion of a trilogy of works surrounding the rebuilding of school systems in post-war conflict zones, a collection that dates from 2017 - 2019.

Gravitational waves

Scientists help detect black hole eating neutron star

Friday, 3 May 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are at the centre of new discoveries where gravitational waves have been detected.