Researchers at The University of Western Australia are calling for volunteers to participate in a study that aims to improve the mental health of new mothers. Mothers expecting their first child are needed for the study as well as mothers who have children aged between one and five-years-old.
A team of WA researchers is set to discover whether weekly community-based exercise sessions for people with moderate to severe lung impairment can significantly enhance participants’ wellbeing and reduce their cost to the health system.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $14.75 million in funding for 26 projects through the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council. UWA received $9.6 million for 25 Discovery Projects, $2.9 million for eight Early Career Researcher Awards and $2.2 million for three Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities.
The University of Western Australia today received a major industrial software investment from the global technology company Siemens to help students develop the skills needed for the highly digitalised world of the future.
Scary novels have a long tradition in literature, including children’s stories. This Halloween UWA Senior Lecturer in English and Cultural Studies Dr Ned Curthoys was asked why people have a fascination with scary stories.
Two of the US scientists who last week won the Nobel Prize in Physics have visited Western Australia’s Gravity Discovery Centre and one of them, Kip Thorne, even has a tree named after him at the gravitational wave research facility.
Research into developing new medical technologies and ways of improving patient care will receive a $1 million boost from MTPConnect (the Australian Government funded Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Industry Growth Centre) which will be matched by $1 million from the medical sector.
A study commissioned by the State Government and carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia has provided the first detailed analysis of government service provision and expenditure in the Kimberley and the Pilbara and its impact on Indigenous communities.
The University of Western Australia has signed a collaborative research agreement with China’s National Institute of Clean and Low Carbon Energy to research the use of ammonia as a clean transport fuel.