A Lifetime of Giving Back to the Community

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

One of the first group of UWA graduates in Medicine in 1959, Clinical Professor Bryant Stokes AO, neurosurgeon, has not only used his specialised training to treat patients with neurological conditions with skill and compassion but has also made time to facilitate improvements in the level of healthcare available to the people of Western Australia.

Underwater rivers

Scientists discover unusual underwater rivers along Australia's coastline

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have discovered underwater rivers along most of Australia’s continental shelf that are unique and do not occur at this scale anywhere else in the world. The research has been published today in Nature Scientific Reports.

Australian native rat

Mapping the genome could help in race to save native rat

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have unveiled a genetic analysis of an endangered native rodent, which could help researchers and conservation authorities better understand how to protect the Australian species. 

social media

How your behaviour on social media could be limiting the quality of your news feeds

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

An international team of researchers including The University of Western Australia has examined how people’s online behaviour and preferences on social media could be limiting the quality and balance of information they receive through their news feed.

Diver in marine forests

Deep reefs used as refuge by marine forests

Thursday, 11 June 2020

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found deep reefs in Western Australia can be used as a refuge by marine forests from the impacts of ocean warming. 

Wave Energy Research Centre buoys

UWA expertise to help shape future of Australian oceans

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Five ocean researchers from The University of Western Australia have been selected to join the newly established Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre, a Federal Government initiative which explores the sustainable use of ocean resources to drive economic growth. 

A serpentinite sample on the Po River bank, near Monte Viso, Italy

Advanced modelling technique unearths deep secrets from a textbook example of continental subduction

Friday, 5 June 2020

In a field trip to the western Alps in 2017 a small team including UWA Adjunct Researcher Dr Huaiyu Yuan, set to explore a “textbook” tectonic subduction zone using novel Bayesian Transdimensional Tomographic Inversion modelling.

Professor Kevin Pfleger

Australian drug chosen for global trial to treat COVID-19

Thursday, 4 June 2020

A drug developed by The University of Western Australia’s spinout company Dimerix will be used in a global trial to treat patients who have Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) as a result of COVID-19.

Student sitting at desk

UWA launches online short courses to meet need for skills

Thursday, 4 June 2020

In response to the challenges many Australians may face finding work in the coming months, The University of Western Australia has launched new online short courses that offer practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

Julie Lee

Why only half of Australians downloaded the COVIDSafe app

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Australians who have chosen not to download the COVIDSafe app are not as concerned about security and privacy – they just don’t think COVID-19 is severe enough to make them download the app, according to research by The University of Western Australia.