Promoting your research media awareness course

Promoting your research – media awareness course

Friday, 2 February 2018

Promoting your research to the media has many benefits, and the UWA Media Office is offering a one-hour session designed to give you a better understanding of how to go about it.

You’ll get information on how to work with the UWA Media Office to attract journalists to your research and how to handle media attention once you get it.

Get tips and techniques about media interviews, including how to answer difficult questions. Find out what you can expect from media coverage and gain insight into media organisations.

FameLab contestants from 2017

FameLab - attention early-career researchers!

Friday, 2 February 2018

The British Council is looking for passionate STEM researchers with a flair for public engagement to compete in the 2018 round of its international science communication competition, FameLab.

Turf

The rise of turfs - flattening of global kelp forests

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Research published today into the state of kelp forests around the world shows they are being degraded into flat seascapes carpeted by short, unwanted turf-algae – and the Western Australian coastline is one of the worst-affected areas.

Homeward bound

UWA staff bound for Antarctica in leadership program

Monday, 15 January 2018

An environmental economics researcher, a nanotechnology scientist developing new ways to fight cancer and a neuropsychologist from The University of Western Australia are among 80 women from 13 countries around the world selected to take part in the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica.

Soil

Revitalised soil council to drive regenerative farming

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

An advisory committee is set to guide the re-establishment of the Soil and Land Conservation Council with The University of Western Australia research fellow Associate Professor Frances Hoyle to serve as deputy chairperson. Better soil health helps to boost agricultural and pastoral production and create job opportunities across regional Western Australia.

The McGowan Government is set to resurrect the defunct Soil and Land Conservation Council to drive regenerative land practices across the State.

Tony O'Donnell

Tony O'Donnell gave the 27th Annual GW Leeper Memorial Lecture at the University of Melbourne

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Tony O’Donnell was invited to talk at the 27th Annual GW Leeper Memorial Lecture on 17 November 2017. The lecture is a public lecture on soils hosted by University of Melbourne and this year it was a full house with 100 attendees. Tony’s talk focused on the distinct soil physicochemical properties of Western Australia and how they impact the structure and functioning of the soil microbiome in the region.

Tristan Clemons

40under40 awards – Tristan Clemons

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Our colleague in the School of Molecular Science – Tristan Clemons – has been nominated in the esteemed 40under40 Awards. Established in 2002 by BUSINESSNEWS, the 40under40 Awards program is designed to recognise and celebrate Western Australia's 40 leading business entrepreneurs under the age of 40.

UWA’s Geodata Algorithms Team

New collaboration between UWA and Rio Tinto Iron Ore

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A new major industry research collaboration between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Rio Tinto Iron Ore will commence in 2018.

Fishing boats in Thailand

Study finds Thai vessels falsely report fish catches

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Fish catches by Thailand’s distant-water fleet fishing throughout the Indo-Pacific are almost seven times higher than the numbers reported to the United Nations, according to new research carried out by The University of Western Australia and The University of British Columbia.

Professor Richard Hobbs

Project to improve success rate of native plant restoration

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $675,400 in Federal Government funding to reconstruct plant communities that are resistant to invasion and resilient within disturbed landscapes in a biodiversity hotspot.