Professor David Mackey

$6 million federal funding boost for medical research

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $6 million in Federal Government funding to tackle issues ranging from diabetes to stillbirth, heart health, eye disease and the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ young people.

John Newnham, Roger Cook and Matt Payne

New test could reduce preterm birth rate by 30 per cent

Monday, 13 August 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and King Edward Memorial Hospital have teamed up with an Australian molecular diagnostics company to develop a new low-cost test to identify women at risk of delivering a preterm baby.

Therapeutic Goods Administration Tender Application Success

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

I am delighted to advise the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has awarded UWA as a prospective provider of Evaluation Reports in Medical and Scientific Evaluation Services.

Applications for 2018 Alumni Fund grants are now open

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Alumni Fund grants provide one-off financial contributions of up to $30,000 for innovative projects and activities that are focused on enhancing the student experience at UWA.

New Adjunct and Clinical Title Holders Guidelines

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The new Adjunct and Clinical Title Holders Guidelines and application is now available on our website.  

New and returning adjuncts are invited to submit an application form and required documentation online.  

These guidelines, application and processes were developed in consultation with Faculty and university stakeholders. They are intended to help applicants and staff involved in the assessment process, and ensure consistent and fair governance.

Call to submit content for new Faculty publication

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Later this year the Faculty will launch its first edition of a newly redesigned magazine. The publication will illustrate the strength of our current research and achievements across the Faculty and in doing so will keep alumni informed of the goings on in their alma mater, and importantly, will also help to cultivate important relationships with external stakeholders: industry, government, affiliated institutes and centres, the media and community.

UWA Dental School: Henry Schein Halas Visit

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

In recognition and appreciation of Henry Schein Halas, Mr Mike Covey, Vice President & Managing Director, Mrs Gayle Jones, WA Branch Manager, and Ms Teresa Swarbrick, Sales Specialist Corporate & Government were invited to visit the UWA Dental School on 19th October 2017 to view the new Oral Radiology Suite and particularly to see the new Planmeca ProMax 3D Max ProFace Cone Beam Computed Tomography unit which was generously supported by Henry Schein Halas. During the visit, a tour was undertaken of the new clinical laboratories and the new CAD CAM facilities.

Dental School's 70th Anniversary 1946-2017

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The Dental School is proud to celebrate its 70th Anniversary.

It gives me great pleasure to be the Head of School of Dentistry in this special year. To celebrate this auspicious occasion we have planned a number of events, one of which took place in March.

UWA Dental School Family Fun Day 2017

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The UWA Dental School's Family Fun Day was held on 25 February 2017 at the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA) to welcome alumni back to the School and showcase the cutting-edge facilities available to students and ultimately for the care of our patients. The day was full of fun and activity, with many visitors who explored the Centre surprised and excited to see how it has changed.

Tours were conducted by volunteer students who led visitors through many areas, including the following:

UWA Dental School Research Day 2017

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The UWA Dental School Research Day was held on Friday 30th June at the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research to showcase the exciting research being undertaken within the School.

David Blair

Awards and Achievements – August 2018

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

To recognise these achievements, a monthly 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 any great awards or achievements across the University please email


Australia and China team up to tackle stomach ulcer bug

Friday, 3 August 2018

The University of Western Australia and the Australia-China Council have joined forces in a research partnership to tackle the world’s most common infection that causes stomach ulcers.

Prof Wendy Erber, Kathy Fuller and Henry Hui

New UWA medical invention on Eureka Prize shortlist

Thursday, 26 July 2018

A world-first medical invention that can detect abnormal chromosomes inside leukaemia cells is a finalist for the 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prize.

Winthrop Hall

UWA scores highly in world university subject rankings

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

The University of Western Australia has cemented its place among the world’s top universities with nine subject areas ranked in the top 50 globally, according to the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Glaucoma research awarded NHMRC highest ranked program grant

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

UWA’s Professor David Mackey is one of the Chief Investigators on the recently awarded 2017 ‘Top Ranked Program Grant’, presented to the highest ranked NHMRC Program Grant in the country and the largest ever grant for glaucoma research.

Boost to life sciences and innovation research

New hub to boost life sciences and innovation research

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

An initiative to grow Western Australia’s life sciences and innovation sector and boost local research capability was announced today as part of a collaboration between the State Government, The University of Western Australia and MTPConnect.  

Professor Christobel Saunders

Graduates and staff recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 11 June 2018

One of the State’s top mining executives, a former Australian cricketer and educator and a world-leading breast cancer surgeon are among 18 graduates and three staff members of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Australian Society for Medical Research WA Scientific Symposium

Monday, 11 June 2018

UWA hosted the Australian Society for Medical Research’s annual WA Symposium on Wednesday 6 June. The day attracted 200 delegates from around Perth and involved high quality presentations from researchers at all stages of their careers, from undergraduate, honours and PhD students, through to post-doctoral, research assistants and clinicians.

Science on the Swan Conference

Friday, 8 June 2018

324 local, national and international science and health research leaders converged on the 2018 Science on the Swan Conference in May.


UWA Public Policy Institute to help shape the future

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The University of Western Australia has established a new way to share its world-class research and expertise with decision makers and community leaders to help shape the future of our society.