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Research into disadvantage

80 per cent of disadvantaged families are not adequately nourished

Friday, 7 June 2019

Two-thirds of disadvantaged families struggle to feed their children a balanced meal because they can’t afford to, according to a study led by The University of Western Australia. Of these families, adults had lower food security than children, sometimes sacrificing food or going hungry in order to feed their children.

Hockeyroos goalkeeper Aleisha Power

Ironing out your exercise routine

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Female athletes may be comfortable pumping iron but they’re also alarmingly deficient in the vital mineral.

Associate Professor Johan Wesseloo

Australian Centre for Geomechanics appoints new director

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Associate Professor Johan Wesseloo has been appointed director of the Australian Centre for Geomechanics at The University of Western Australia, replacing Professor Yves Potvin who had been director since 2000.

Newborn baby

Babies make room in the womb for bacteria

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Our exposure to bacteria begins before we’re born according to new research led by The University of Western Australia. The study, published in Frontiers in Microbiology, used rigorous contamination controls to confirm that exposure to bacteria begins in the womb.

University Hall award

Awards and Achievements - May 2019

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, an article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of great awards or achievements across the University please email uwamedia@uwa.edu.au

Vice-Chancellor

Announcement by the Chancellor

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

I have been advised by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dawn Freshwater, that she has accepted an offer of appointment as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland commencing March 2020 and will be resigning from office as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Australia with effect from 13 March 2020.

Professor Pat Dudgeon

Federal funding boost for Indigenous mental health services

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

A research program led by The University of Western Australia has received $5 million to improve the delivery of mental health services for Australia’s Indigenous population.

Sergio

UWA student wins global data science challenge

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

A data science student from The University of Western Australia has won the Ernst and Young (EY) NextWave data science challenge, competing against more than 4000 students from 16 countries to take out the top spot.

Dr Angus Turner

UWA eye doctor among those recognised in WA of the Year Awards

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

A leading eye doctor from The University of Western Australia with a deep passion for helping remote, rural and disadvantaged communities is among seven people to be recognised in the 2019 Western Australian of the Year awards.

Raine Study participant

Pregnancy stress linked to lower sperm count in male offspring

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Men whose mothers were exposed to stressful life events during the first 18 weeks of pregnancy may have reduced sperm counts when they become adults, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

Pregnant woman

Mentally ill at risk of dangerous pregnancy complication

Thursday, 30 May 2019

New research by Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia has revealed that women with severe mental illness have a greater chance of developing a serious medical complication during pregnancy.

Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak

Perth Festival a magnet for tourists and locals alike

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Perth Festival attracts thousands of tourists and fosters social harmony and community pride in Western Australia, a new report shows.

Sleep

Shift and FIFO workers at high risk of fatigue

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Almost all (97 per cent) shift workers are unable to adjust their body clocks between day and night shifts and are missing out on quality sleep, it was reported at the Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation’s Pilbara Sleep Health Summit last week.

coral reef

Study finds ocean acidification threatens coral reef systems

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has found the future of the world’s coral reefs is under threat from ocean acidification with many corals unable to adapt to the conditions.

LGBTIQA+

UWA awarded Platinum employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion

Friday, 24 May 2019

The University of Western Australia has been awarded Platinum status and listed in the top five employers for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning, asexual (LGBTIQA+) inclusion in the 2019 Australian Workplace Equality Index.

Nikulinsky painting of grass trees

Philippa Nikulinsky exhibition reflects WA's biodversity

Friday, 24 May 2019

The work of one of Western Australia’s most respected artists, Philippa Nikulinsky, will be showcased at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia from tomorrow, Saturday 25 May.

Tayu Wilker

2019 Ciara Glennon Scholarship awarded

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

A third-year Law student with a passion for helping others has been awarded this year’s Ciara Glennon Memorial Law Scholarship.

Gluten free

Call for greater transparency in gluten free testing

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

A Coeliac disease expert from The University of Western Australia is calling for greater transparency in the testing of gluten free foods. It comes after reports that some gluten free products contain traces of gluten, potentially dangerous to sufferers of Coeliac disease.

Stressed school student

One in seven school students affected by mental health issues

Monday, 20 May 2019

A national survey led by The University of Western Australia has found that mental health disorders affected one in seven students during the previous 12 months, with ADHD and anxiety cited as the most common disorders.

Vice-Chancellor

Experience the key for Chinese graduate jobs

Friday, 17 May 2019

This article was published in the Australian on Wednesday 15 May 2019.