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UWA expert series - Boost in science literacy may have changed our heroes

Thursday, 30 April 2020

There are indications that the general public’s scientific literacy may have improved in recent months due to a strong desire to keep up with the latest on COVID-19 and this may be having an impact on both our heroes and the power of social media influencers, according to researcher from UWA.

Parwinder

UWA Expert Series - DNA may hold the key to protecting populations from COVID-19

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Scientists from The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Science are part of a global team that is developing a new DNA test for COVID-19, which can provide faster and more detailed results than other tests.

Dr Katie Attwell

UWA Expert Series - What it will take to get those who don't like vaccines to have a COVID-19 jab

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Experts from The University of WA are eager to start work on trying to determine how to ensure the WA public fully embraces any new COVID-19 vaccine that is discovered and that the uptake is high enough to protect the community.

Dr Darja Kragt

Researcher investigating leadership gains national attention

Thursday, 30 April 2020

A researcher from The University of Western Australia who is examining how a person’s self-identity influences the way they lead others has been selected to present her research at the 2020 FameLab national final.

Tim Colmer

UWA Expert Series - UWA joins expert taskforce to help government response to COVID-19

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has contributed nine top researchers to a taskforce of more than 100 experts across the Group of Eight (Go8) Universities that has today released a Roadmap to Recovery report, designed to help the Federal Government plot the best path through COVID-19.

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UWA Expert Series - Study to look at how people adapt to social isolation during COVID-19

Friday, 24 April 2020

A team of scientists from The University of Western Australia’s School of Psychological Science has launched a study to understand the mental health effects of physical isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study is a joint initiative between The University of Western Australia, the Forrest Research Foundation, and the Minderoo Foundation.

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UWA study reveals outer metropolitan cancer patients most out-of-pocket

Friday, 24 April 2020

Cancer patients living in outer metropolitan areas in Western Australia are more out-of-pocket than their rural counterparts according to a new study by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

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UWA Expert Series - Migrants teach us how to care across distances

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Social distancing is teaching communities to find new ways to stay socially connected, yet physically distant migrant families have long learnt how to stay close according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Michaela Lucas

UWA Expert Series - Local trials to test effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

University of Western Australia researchers are hopeful local trials of the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine will not only determine if it is an effective way to boost the immune systems of frontline health workers but show whether it can be used as a whole-population COVID-19 protection measure when Australia’s borders are eventually opened again.

Dr Lawrence

UWA Expert Series - Mental resilience on the COVID-19 frontline

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Lessons about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from Australia’s emergency workers and bushfire fighters indicate it is essential frontline healthcare workers, as much as possible, be given adequate time to process, rest and recover after each shift caring for COVID-19 patients, according to The University of Western Australia’s mental health researcher Associate Professor David Lawrence.