Barry Marshall and Mary

How to win a Nobel Prize

Thursday, 22 March 2018

A chance encounter between a Nobel Laureate and a precocious nine-year-old girl has led to a new work of creative nonfiction designed to inspire young scientists to win their own Nobel Prize.

Leading the way in education

Friday, 23 February 2018

The newly-appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Peter J. Dean, has always had a strong military connection throughout his life and has managed to forge a career that encompasses both this and his passion for education.

Growing up with a father that served in the Australian Army and a sister in the Royal Australian Navy, Peter was inspired to follow a military career pathway. For him, this decision has made a lasting impact on his professional life.

Keeping up with the pace of learning

Monday, 19 February 2018

Dr Dino Spagnoli's interest in chemistry started with a childhood fascination with crystals; however, it was only when he reached university that his real passion for all things molecular started to take hold.

Originally from the UK, Dino works as a lecturer and coordinator of first-year studies in chemistry and biochemistry, helping students transition smoothly from high school to university learning.

Acting Dean of Coursework Studies

Monday, 19 February 2018


I wish to welcome Associate Professor Annette George (Head of School, School of Earth Sciences), who will be sharing the Acting Dean of Coursework Studies role with Professor Graham Brown (Head of School, School of Social Sciences).

I also take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to Professor Jane Heyworth (Population and Public Health) who has been sharing the Acting Dean of Coursework Studies role with Graham up until now.

Capturing UWA’s Work Integrated Learning activity

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The Strategy, Planning and Performance (SPP) team are currently undertaking a project to capture data about UWA’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activity for reporting to Universities Australia. 

The purpose of the project is to develop a national baseline for Work Integrated Learning activities across the university sector.

Caine Chennat

Awards and achievements - December 2017 - January 2018

Thursday, 8 February 2018

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month.

Free education: What does it mean for teacher preparation in Ireland and potenti

Free education: What does it mean for teacher preparation in Ireland and potentially, Australia?

Monday, 5 February 2018

Professor Tom O’Donoghue from UWA’s Graduate school of Education has launched a new publication on teacher preparation in Ireland, in response to the introduction of free second-level schooling 50 years ago.

The report related to the research-led teaching project is now open for feedback

Monday, 29 January 2018

In early 2017, the Vice-Chancellor set out the priorities for the University. These included enhancing the quality of teaching and the student experience to further deliver on UWA’s commitment to providing a world-class education. The introduction of the UWA Courses framework in 2012 explicitly intended to foster research-informed teaching and embed the learning of research skills in all majors and courses.

Maryam Khan, Peter McUtchen, Concrete Institute WA president Gareth Weldon

UWA student wins Concrete Institute Rising Stars Award 2017

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Final year Civil Engineering student in the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Maryam Khan, has won the 2017 Concrete Institute Rising Stars Award with her project titled “Experimental Investigation of Self-Compacting Rubberized Concrete Exposed to Fire”.

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.