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.

HMS launches first Faculty-based SharePoint Site

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

The Faculty has launched its first SharePoint Site, a rich source of events, resources, quick links to central information and all you need to know on a broad range of topics including learning and teaching, safety, equipment and infrastructure, and research opportunities.

Agatha and Alex Cohen

Vale Alex Cohen

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

The University of Western Australia is saddened by the recent death of former Chancellor and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Alexander Cohen.

The Meaning of Health Podcast

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Craig Cumming and Courtney Weber, two PhD students from the School of Population and Global Health have launched a podcast titled The Meaning of Health.

Raine Study

Origins of adult obesity found in early childhood

Friday, 6 September 2019

Western Australia’s Raine Study provided important data for a major international study that has found body mass index (BMI) in babies, children and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age.

Sam Dulyba and Lucy Burns

Awards and achievements - September 2019

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

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

Eureka Prize winning team

Leading eye research team wins Eureka Prize

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute have won a prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for developing a highly effective strategy to improve the management of one of the most common viral infections caused by cytomegalovirus, following transplantation.

Funding boost for mental health support in schools

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded more than $17 million in federal funding for 11 research projects, including $236,437 to design a suite of tools, resources and guidelines to support principals, school counsellors and teachers respond to students’ social and emotional wellbeing and mental health needs.

Patient and doctor

Self-reported allergies are leading to an increase in super bugs

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Ninety per cent of people who self-report an allergy are avoiding taking certain antibiotics which is restricting prescription choices for doctors to treat infections and leading to the emergence of super bugs in Australia.

Forrest Fellows

Medical researcher and physicist awarded Forrest Fellowships

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

A medical researcher developing ways to improve the treatment of brain tumours in children and a physicist who hopes to create the world’s first laser link in WA for use in space missions are recipients of prestigious 2020 Forrest Fellowships.

Clinical support

Rural areas desperate for more local mental health services

Monday, 26 August 2019

A study led by the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia and involving The University of Western Australia has revealed many people living in remote and rural areas have unmet mental health needs and often only seek help when they reach crisis point.

Fellowship recipients

Early career researchers awarded science PhD Fellowships

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Seven early career researchers from The University of Western Australia are among 13 recipients to receive prestigious Western Australian Government Science Industry PhD Fellowships.

Sharynne Hamilton

UWA students recognised in Premier's Science Awards

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Two students from The University of Western Australia were last night recognised in the 2019 Premier’s Science Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the Western Australian science community.

Professor Christobel Saunders

Patient survey reveals flaws in cancer treatment

Friday, 9 August 2019

An international survey of more than 4000 cancer patients and carers, including 850 Australians, has highlighted the need to tackle shortcomings in diagnosis, treatment and psychological support as well as high medical costs.