UWA’s Master of Clinical Pathology program gains maiden accreditation

Friday, 12 April 2019

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is proud to announce that the University's unique Master of Clinical Pathology (MCP) program has received full and unconditional professional accreditation. This is the first such postgraduate program to be accredited from a Go8 University, the only one in WA and the only one with an accredited research stream.

Diseased knee

New therapy needed for two forms of painful joint condition

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

A new collaborative study led by The University of Western Australia has found that a painful joint condition called arthrofibrosis that can result from traumatic injury or surgery may come in two forms which should be treated separately.

UWA Master of Pharmacy student wins ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

UWA Master of Pharmacy student, Alexander Gallo, was recently awarded the ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship which will provide him with financial support to undertake a research internship in Switzerland.

Wendy Erber and Kathy Fuller

Eureka prizewinning researchers win grant with Japan

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Medical researchers from The University of Western Australia have been awarded a Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies (FAJS) grant awarded under the Rio Tinto Australia-Japan Collaborative Program to evaluate a new diagnostic tool for more precise targeting of blood and bone marrow cancers.

Hayley Biddle

UWA students awarded Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Five students from The University of Western Australia are among 38 young Australians to be awarded a Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship.

Melinda Boss with her award

Awards and Achievements - March 2019

Tuesday, 2 April 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

Ivan Lin

Study recommends new ways to treat musculoskeletal pain

Monday, 18 March 2019

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has identified 11 recommendations to help health professionals and patients better manage musculoskeletal problems. The study comes after the team found many musculoskeletal problems were not being managed effectively.

Dr Sally Brinkman

Child health researcher wins national excellence award

Thursday, 14 March 2019

A child health researcher from The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute has been recognised with a national Research Excellence Award.

Harvey, the Guide Dog in training

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Sarah Evamy joined the Faculty’s Educational Enhancement Unit in February, and with her came a little bundle of golden fur – Harvey, her guide dog in training. The Faculty has been supporting guide dogs in training at King Edward Memorial Hospital for the past four years. If you see a Harvey look alike at King Edward, it is indeed Harvey!

Inaugural Perth Cardiovascular Research Symposium 2019

Monday, 11 March 2019

The inaugural Perth Cardiovascular Research Symposium was held at The University of Western Australia (UWA) on Tuesday 5 March. The Symposium brought together over 80 cardiovascular researchers from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital, the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research, UWA, Murdoch University and Curtin University.

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Poor mental health linked to rising rates of chronic disease

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

New research led by researchers from The University of Western Australia suggests that poor mental health may be behind an increase in chronic disease in Australia.

Dr Livia Carvalho

Scientists tackle rare retinal disease in unique research project

Monday, 25 February 2019

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) and The University of Western Australia have pioneered a study of the world’s first and only laboratory model of a rare type of retinal disease, paving the way for new treatment pathways.


Can being born blind protect people from schizophrenia?

Friday, 15 February 2019

A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has provided compelling evidence that congenital/early cortical blindness – that is when people are blind from birth or shortly after - is protective against schizophrenia.

Professor Tim Inglis

Researchers speed up detection of blood infection

Monday, 11 February 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed a new method of detecting blood infection that they hope will dramatically speed up diagnosis and treatment of severe infection.

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Women who start periods early are at greater risk of cardiovascular problems

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Microscope in a needle

New technology to make brain surgery safer

Thursday, 20 December 2018

A biopsy needle that can help surgeons identify and avoid blood vessels in the brain during surgery has undergone initial tests in humans by a research team from The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Homeless Healthcare

Curbing the revolving hospital door for homeless patients

Monday, 17 December 2018

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has found many homeless people are trapped in a ‘revolving hospital door’, often not accessing medical care until they are very sick or in crisis. If discharged back to homelessness, the cycle continues, and at Christmas there will be patients in hospital with no home to go to.


Anxious people respond worst to bushfire threat

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Research from The University of Western Australia has found people who are anxious or easily stressed are less likely to be well prepared or respond well to bushfires.

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UWA noisy guts project wins an Innovator of the Year Award

Thursday, 8 November 2018

A University of Western Australia research project that uses acoustic sensing technology to detect gut disorders, and could replace the usual invasive colonoscopy method, has won a top honour in the Innovator of the Year Awards.

Empathy in Society Symposium

Thursday, 8 November 2018

The UWA Medical Humanities Network together with the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies held a symposium on Friday 26 October exploring “Empathy in Society”. The interdisciplinary symposium highlighted current approaches to empathy research including within the context of medicine and healthcare, with a view to inform how the practice of empathy may be taught and integrated into medical and health professions education.