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KIDDO

Free program to help kids stay active and healthy at home

Thursday, 26 March 2020

A program run by The University of Western Australia is providing much-needed resources to help children and families remain active during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Criminology course

New criminology course to advance criminal justice research

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Responding to rising interest in crime prevention and the need for more Australian research in the criminal justice sector, The University of Western Australia has launched a new criminology major.  

PROSH

PROSH goes digital: available online for the first time ever

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

For the first time ever, The University of Western Australia’s student newspaper PROSH will be sold online to raise money for three local charities.

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.

Student diagnosed with COVID-19

Monday, 23 March 2020

The University of Western Australia can confirm a student who recently returned to Perth from overseas exchange has tested positive to COVID-19.

physical distancing

Staying connected while we practise social distancing

Monday, 23 March 2020

With people being asked to limit their contact with others to minimise the spread of COVID-19, a researcher from The University of Western Australia has suggested ways people can ensure they still stay socially connected without face-to-face contact, and look after their mental health.

Dr Mitali Sarkar-Tyson

UWA set to fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Monday, 23 March 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are part of a global research team that is developing ways to slow the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Coronavirus and breastfeeding

Coronavirus and breastfeeding - UWA researchers clarify the facts

Friday, 20 March 2020

As the COVID-19 virus situation continues to unfold, The University of Western Australia’s lactation research team has put together information to help doctors and health professionals support breastfeeding mothers by outlining the known facts.

Surgical team

Making team briefings happen in operating theatres

Friday, 20 March 2020

Getting the whole medical team together in one room for a pre-surgical list meeting sounds like a no-brainer but a new study published in BMJ Open has found that medical staff face many barriers to holding team briefings.

UWA

UWA to change teaching methods in response to COVID-19

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

The University of Western Australia will ramp up campus health and safety measures and move to online teaching from next Monday 23 March, in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Stillbirth

Early care key to preventing stillbirth in migrant women

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say the key to decreasing stillbirth in Australian women who were born overseas lies in early care and good information provided at the start of pregnancy.

Amie

Students to tackle global challenges through Forrest scholarships

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Seven students have been awarded prestigious Forrest Scholarships to carry out research at The University of Western Australia. Their research will be focused on developing solutions to complex global challenges. They join another scholarship recipient who will study at Curtin University and one who will study at Murdoch University.

LNG

New centre for LNG and hydrogen research to support future energy exports

Friday, 13 March 2020

The University of Western Australia will lead the new Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre set to position Australia as a global leader in the development and testing of new LNG and Hydrogen technologies.

Mine

$30 million boost for sustainable mine closure in regional Australia

Friday, 13 March 2020

A national consortium jointly led by The University of Western Australia and University of Queensland has secured almost $30 million from the Federal Government to support regional Australian communities facing local mine closures.

Bushfire

Scientists uncover how invasive plants gain a head start after fire

Thursday, 12 March 2020

New research from The University of Western Australia has shed light on why some invasive plants make a better comeback after a fire, outstripping native species in the race for resources.

Indigenous students

Indigenous students to boost Aboriginal communities

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Twelve Indigenous students – the largest ever cohort to study medicine in any year – have commenced their postgraduate studies at The University of Western Australia.

Optometry

New course to tackle growing eye disease among Australians

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Next year, The University of Western Australia will offer the State’s first and only Doctor of Optometry degree to tackle an increase in eye complications from chronic diseases and conditions suffered by millions of Australians.

Marine heatwaves

New study reveals hidden impact of marine heatwaves

Monday, 9 March 2020

A new study by an international team of researchers including The University of Western Australia reveals the worst marine heatwave ever recorded off Western Australia was responsible for a massive loss of genetic diversity in underwater forests.