Road safety launch

$4.6 million research centre to help improve safety on WA roads

Thursday, 5 December 2019

A new centre to carry out road safety research is being established at The University of Western Australia, which has been awarded the State Government’s $4.6 million road safety research contract for the next five years with support from the Road Safety Commission.

North Melbourne House exterior

Awards and Achievements - December 2019

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

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

Professor Cheryl Praeger

UWA researchers awarded $12.2 million in federal funding

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Prime Minister’s Prize for Science winner Professor Cheryl Praeger is among several researchers at The University of Western Australia to be awarded $12.2 million in Federal Government funding for 27 projects.

Bowel cancer kit

The high cost challenge of personalised screening for bowel cancer

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Personalised screening could improve the diagnosis of bowel cancer and re-shape the future of Australia’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), according to new research at The University of Western Australia.

Scientist involved in the study on cancer cells

Cells lose their ability to share resources as we get older

Thursday, 21 November 2019

A research team led by The University of Western Australia has found that our cells deteriorate and share fewer resources as we age, which can lead to the onset of diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and cancers.

Patient being tested for gestational diabetes

Study finds problems with gestational diabetes test in rural areas

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

A number of pregnant women in rural and remote areas may be missing out on being diagnosed with gestational diabetes due to problems with blood testing, according to new research by The University of Western Australia, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services and member services.

Professor John Watson

UWA appoints new Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Monday, 18 November 2019

Professor Jon Watson, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, has been appointed as the Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at The University of Western Australia. The Faculty’s clinical medicine discipline is ranked in the world’s top ten.

Global medical program farewells first cohort

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The first cohort of clinical medicine students from Zhejiang University (ZJU) in China who have been studying at UWA on the pioneering Biomedical Sciences Articulation Program were farewelled at a recent dinner.

Professor John Newnham

WA Australian of the Year Awards announced

Friday, 8 November 2019

Philanthropist and education advocate Dr Annie Fogarty AM and world-leading pre-term birth expert Professor John Newnham have been recognised in the 2020 WA Australian of the Year Awards, announced last night.

Lakshini

STEM role model recognised in Women in Technology Awards

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

A young diabetes researcher from The University of Western Australia has been awarded the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Women in Technology WA Tech [+] 20 Awards, selected from more than 180 outstanding women in STEM fields.

Older person on phone

Phone coaching prevents falls in older people

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

A new, phone-based falls prevention program called RESPOND has been shown to reduce falls in older people who are sent home from hospital emergency departments.

UWA inaugural Health Research Awards

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences held its inaugural Health Research Awards on Thursday 3 October to recognise outstanding health researchers and students.

Wendy Erber sitting down

Indian Ocean Rim at forefront of medical congress in Perth

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Cutting-edge leukaemia diagnostic test methods invented here in WA and a host of blood treatment and management issues and innovations are being discussed at an international conference hosted by The University of Western Australia this week.

Surgery

Funding to investigate reducing the risk of surgical infection

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

A team of surgeons from across Australia including researchers from The University of Western Australia has been awarded more than $780,000 from the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to investigate the causes of surgical infections and train the next generation of surgical researchers.

Environment and population key to reducing child deaths in Africa

Monday, 7 October 2019

An international study led by The University of Western Australia and Flinders University has found children under the age of five in Africa are more likely to die than those in wealthy countries due to a degraded environment and increasing population density.

Graham Hillis

Funding boost for heart valve disease and breast cancer research

Friday, 4 October 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded more than $2.8 million in funding for two research projects that will investigate treatment of a common heart condition and whether breast cancer patients benefit from MRI.

Professor Saunders

Video to improve breast cancer awareness in women of Timor-Leste

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

A new video launched today aims to improve breast cancer awareness and early detection in Timor Leste where the vast majority of women usually present with very advanced, late-stage breast cancer which is beyond treatment.

Awards and Achievements - October 2019

Awards and Achievements - October 2019

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

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

Young Tall Poppy Awards

Researchers recognised in Young Tall Poppy Awards

Friday, 20 September 2019

Three researchers from The University of Western Australia and its affiliate Telethon Kids Institute have been recognised in this year’s WA Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Stellar graduates join Young Lives Matter Board

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Australia’s first Indigenous doctor Helen Milroy and Western Australia’s former chief justice Wayne Martin have joined the board of The University of Western Australia’s suicide research initiative Young Lives Matter Foundation.