James Hehre

Destined for Marine Science; James Hehre is Here!

Thursday, 2 April 2020

The son of a marine biologist and palaeontologist, Dr. James Hehre was born with a love for oceans and science. Raised in marine labs around the world and inspired by his scientist parents, James’ career in marine science seems almost inevitable.

Homeless

Rough sleepers in Perth need accommodation to prevent COVID-19 taking hold

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

While Australians are being urged to stay home and self-isolate, more than 100,000 Australians experiencing homelessness are at high risk of COVID-19 because of chronic health conditions and no home in which to isolate.

Trio of allied males credit Dolphin Alliance Project - www.sharkbaydolphins.org

Cooperative male dolphins match the tempo of each other's calls

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of Bristol has found that when it comes to working together, male dolphins coordinate their behaviour just like us.

covid19

COVID-19 could be a game-changer, as scientists race to develop a vaccine

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

COVID-19 could and should be a game-changer, and may see improvements to global health regulations making vaccines faster to develop, test and introduce in the future, according to an expert in health policy and law from The University of Western Australia.

IOMRC wonder women

Wonder Women everywhere: female achievement front and centre at IOMRC International Women’s Day Celebrations

Friday, 27 March 2020

“Why and how to have women in the mix?"  This big question formed the focal point of this year’s IOMRC International Women’s Day celebrations, held on 10 March.

Dr Ana M. M. Sequeira

UWA marine researcher chosen to tackle global ocean challenges

Thursday, 26 March 2020

A senior research fellow at The University of Western Australia is one of only two Australians to be awarded a prestigious international grant to address some of the most critical challenges facing the world’s oceans.

Prof Chari Pattiaratchi

New ‘Living Report’ on Australia’s changing oceans

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Over 70 scientists from across 16 different institutions have united to launch a new ‘living document’ that offers unprecedented insight into Australia’s vast and valuable marine estate. 

Combined social distancing measures prove effective in reducing spread of COVID-19

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

New world-leading research by The University of Western Australia has confirmed that social distancing measures such as working from home, self-isolation, and community contact reduction are highly effective in reducing the number of cases of COVID-19.

Flu jab

New program to monitor adverse effects of new vaccines

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

A new Australian pilot program led by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with SmartVax, MedAdvisor and the Queensland University of Technology, will monitor the effects of flu vaccines administered by pharmacists this flu season.

Toilet roll

Tissues, paper towels and wipes can block toilets if flushed

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Waste water engineering researchers from The University of Western Australia have emphasised the importance of only flushing toilet paper down the toilet, instead of using alternatives such as tissues, which could compromise WA’s sewerage infrastructure.