Termites

Termites help reduce the impact of drought on tropical rainforests

Friday, 11 January 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, the Natural History Museum, London, and the University of Malaysia, Sabah, have discovered termites play a critical role in helping tropical rainforest plants survive drought.

Teenage girl

Women who start periods early are at greater risk of cardiovascular problems

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Medical researchers awarded $10.8m in Federal funding

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $10.8 million in Federal Government funding to tackle issues ranging from new life support systems for preterm babies, to respiratory diseases in children and how genetic background influences the development of mesothelioma.

ARC Research Grants

EMS Awarded $6.4M in Research Funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC)

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Researchers from The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) have been awarded $6.54 million in funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for 16 projects across Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. This represents an outstanding achievement from our researchers, who have scooped half of the awarded projects to the University of Western Australia (UWA).

EMS students showcase their research efforts at the 2018 AITPM WA Transport related student thesis presentation

Friday, 7 December 2018

Four of the University of Western Australia’s brightest Master of Professional Engineering and Master of Data Science students were invited to take part in the WA Transport Related Student Thesis Presentation hosted by the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management Ltd (AITPM) on 22 November.

Bushfire

Anxious people respond worst to bushfire threat

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Research from The University of Western Australia has found people who are anxious or easily stressed are less likely to be well prepared or respond well to bushfires.

emergency services

Study finds one in three emergency services personnel are stressed

Thursday, 29 November 2018

A national study commissioned by Beyond Blue and led by researchers from The University of Western Australia in partnership with Roy Morgan Research has found one in three police and emergency services employees experience high or very high psychological distress compared to one in eight Australian adults.

Caroline and Rob Rex

Farmers' perspective vital to long-term improvements in agricultural practices

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

A study published by scientists from The University of Western Australia jointly with farmers is one of the first to address the role of temperate perennial grass pastures in contributing to soil organic carbon in south-western Australia.

blue tailed skink

New MSc Project - Evaluation of conservation introductions of a Critically Endangered reptile to the Cocos (Keeling) islands

Monday, 26 November 2018

Amazing Master of Biological Sciences opportunity in the Conservation Biology specialisation.  This 2019-2020 project is aiming at providing critical evaluation of introduction of the blue-tailed skink (Cryptoblepharus egeriae) to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands as an alternative to reintroducing skinks back to their native habitat on Christmas Island.

UWA PhD candidate’s contribution to the future of artificial intelligence

Friday, 23 November 2018

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences would like to congratulate computer science and software engineering PhD candidate, Christopher Bartley, whose thesis paper on Data Science and Machine Learning has been accepted to one of the top three international artificial intelligence (AI) conferences in 2019, The Thirty-Third Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Artificial Intelligence, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.