Lisa Wood

Challenging stereotypes around homelessness

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

When population health expert Dr Lisa Wood heard the Homeless Healthcare Street Health program didn’t have enough funding to continue operating, she jumped into action.

Ruth Ganss

New collaboration to aid the development of drugs that treat cancer

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The University of Western Australia and Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) have entered into a new research partnership to explore how tumours can be made more responsive to immunotherapy treatments.

Winthrop Hall

Unis deliver economic boost as well as skills

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

This editorial by UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater appeared in The West Australian newspaper on 21 August 2018.

How do you measure and what counts as success? For some, it is reasonably easy – sales figures and KPIs achieved, meeting budget and other industry standard indicators of performance. But until now there has been no definitive measure of the dollar-figure contribution our top universities make to the community.

Arman Siahvashi, 2018 Convocation Postgraduate Research Travel Award recipient

UWA PhD student wins Student Scientist of the Year Award for 2018

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

A final year PhD student from UWA has been selected as an ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year 2018 as part of the Premier's Science Awards, which recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Western Australian science community.

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.