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Landmark youth mental health survey released

Friday, 7 August 2015

Research conducted by the Telethon Kids Institute in collaboration with the University of Western Australia has found one in seven Australian four to 17 year olds had a mental health disorder, a prevalence that has remained relatively stable since the last survey was conducted in 1998.

Why honey bee sex can be dangerous

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

A discovery by scientists at UWA that a widespread fungus that causes dysentery in honey bees can be sexually transmitted may impact bee breeding programs world-wide.

Amy Page

UWA Researcher Amy Page Young Pharmacist of the Year

Friday, 31 July 2015

A PhD student at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Health and Ageing has been named the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Young Pharmacist of the Year.

Parasitic plants

How parasitic plants know when to attack

Friday, 31 July 2015

An international team of researchers, including scientists at The University of Western Australia, have discovered how parasitic plants, which steal their nutrients from other living plants, have evolved with the ability to detect and attack their hosts.

Dorothy Hewett award to support WA literary talent

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

UWA Publishing, in partnership with Copyright Agency Limited and ABC 720 Perth, has established a new award for an unpublished manuscript in Western Australia, a state that has produced some of the nation’s finest writers and thinkers.

 

Start your pursuit at UWA Open Day

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Future students will be able to find out everything they need to know about The University of Western Australia at this year’s Open Day on Sunday 9 August, from 10am to 4pm.

Professor Alistair Forrest

Gene Investigation Reaches Finals in Eureka Prizes

Friday, 24 July 2015

A major international project, led by UWA Professor Alistair Forrest from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, is a finalist in the 2015 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Professor Karol Miller

Biomechanical engineer wins Humboldt Research award

Friday, 24 July 2015

An internationally recognised biomechanical engineer from The University of Western Australia has been awarded the prestigious Humboldt Research Award in Germany.

Professor Laco Mucina

UWA Project to tap into millions of years of plant history

Thursday, 23 July 2015

A new project being carried out by The University of Western Australia will look at ‘plant communities’ that took millions of years to assemble, to try to understand the mechanisms allowing them to persist for such a long time.

Blue shrimp light

Shrimp’s ‘scary’ blue light helps scientists

Thursday, 23 July 2015

An enzyme squirted out of deep sea shrimp causing a bright blue burst to scare away predators is the key to innovative scientific work to develop new therapies for serious human diseases.

Ashley Smith

UWA music staff and graduates selected as finalists in APRA awards

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Four graduates from The University of Western Australia’s School of Music have been named as finalists in this year’s APRA Art Music Awards.

New research centres to support breastfeeding mothers a world first

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Mothers, breastfeeding infants, families and the community will benefit from the creation of major new research positions in human lactation (breastfeeding) at The University of Western Australia, as a result of a $8.6 million donation provided by The Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation.

Courtesy Alan McDonald, The Fred Hollows Foundation

Angus Turner appointed inaugural director of Lions Outback Vision

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Western Australian ophthalmologist who founded Lions Outback Vision, a specialist eye health service for regional and remote communities, has been appointed the inaugural McCusker Director of the service.


Gemma Johnston

UWA celebrates NAIDOC Week

Monday, 6 July 2015

As part of NAIDOC Week, UWA would like to acknowledge the achievement of UWA Graduate Dr Gemma Johnston who was awarded Tertiary Scholar of the Year for 2015, recently at the NAIDOC Awards night.

Professor Denise Chalmers

National teaching fellowship for UWA leader

Monday, 6 July 2015

The University of Western Australia’s Professor Denise Chalmers, one of Australia’s leading experts in teaching and learning in higher education, has received a 2015 National Senior Teaching Fellowship from the Federal Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching.


Simplifying diagnosis of diabetes in remote indigenous settings

Monday, 6 July 2015

Researchers have found a way of simplifying the diagnosis of diabetes in Indigenous Australians living in remote health care settings, according to a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Professor Geoffrey Shellam

UWA pays tribute to Professor Geoffrey Shellam

Monday, 6 July 2015

The University of Western Australia extends its deepest sympathy to family, friends and colleagues of Geoffrey Shellam, UWA Professor of the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Co-Director of The Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training, who has passed away at the age of 71.

Professor Cook

New Chair to support aquaculture industry

Friday, 3 July 2015

Professor Peter Cook, of UWA’s Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management in Albany, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the international Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

Professor David Mackey

World-leading ophthalmologist wins Churchill Fellowship

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Professor David Mackey, one of the world’s leading researchers in the genetics of eye disease, has received a 2015 Churchill Fellowship.

Winthrop singers

Winthrop Singers set to soar in Singapore

Monday, 29 June 2015

The University of Western Australia’s premier choir will travel to Singapore this weekend to participate in a rare performance of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony as “a gift to the entire nation” in celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday.