baby

Migrant women at risk of stillbirth during first two years in Australia

Friday, 3 April 2020

A study led by The University of Western Australia has found the first two years after arrival in Australia holds the highest risk of stillbirth in migrant women and improving access to healthcare is vital in reducing this.

Homeless

Rough sleepers in Perth need accommodation to prevent COVID-19 taking hold

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

While Australians are being urged to stay home and self-isolate, more than 100,000 Australians experiencing homelessness are at high risk of COVID-19 because of chronic health conditions and no home in which to isolate.

Left to right: Fiona Moggach, Ms Jahmila Parthenay, Dr Michael Clarke and Ms Mai

Awards and Achievements - March 2020

Monday, 30 March 2020

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

KIDDO

Free program to help kids stay active and healthy at home

Thursday, 26 March 2020

A program run by The University of Western Australia is providing much-needed resources to help children and families remain active during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Flu jab

New program to monitor adverse effects of new vaccines

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

A new Australian pilot program led by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with SmartVax, MedAdvisor and the Queensland University of Technology, will monitor the effects of flu vaccines administered by pharmacists this flu season.

Coronavirus and breastfeeding

Coronavirus and breastfeeding - UWA researchers clarify the facts

Friday, 20 March 2020

As the COVID-19 virus situation continues to unfold, The University of Western Australia’s lactation research team has put together information to help doctors and health professionals support breastfeeding mothers by outlining the known facts.

Stillbirth

Early care key to preventing stillbirth in migrant women

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say the key to decreasing stillbirth in Australian women who were born overseas lies in early care and good information provided at the start of pregnancy.

Amie

Students to tackle global challenges through Forrest scholarships

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Seven students have been awarded prestigious Forrest Scholarships to carry out research at The University of Western Australia. Their research will be focused on developing solutions to complex global challenges. They join another scholarship recipient who will study at Curtin University and one who will study at Murdoch University.

Indigenous students

Indigenous students to boost Aboriginal communities

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Twelve Indigenous students – the largest ever cohort to study medicine in any year – have commenced their postgraduate studies at The University of Western Australia.

Optometry

New course to tackle growing eye disease among Australians

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Next year, The University of Western Australia will offer the State’s first and only Doctor of Optometry degree to tackle an increase in eye complications from chronic diseases and conditions suffered by millions of Australians.

Saba Saheli, Roger Cook and Tim Colmer

WA patients to benefit from medical research boost

Friday, 6 March 2020

Western Australia's medical innovation and research capabilities have received a substantial boost with $2.5 million from Lotterywest.

Perth Biodesign 2019 cohort

UWA initiative supports healthcare innovation and early stage entrepreneurs

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Healthcare innovation in Western Australia has received a boost under a new initiative that will help Australia’s brightest minds in medicine, business, research and engineering develop into medtech entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups.

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UWA achieves strong results in QS Rankings

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

The University of Western Australia achieved outstanding results in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject Area, maintaining its top ranking in the State with the highest number of subjects ranked in the top 100 globally. The QS Rankings ranked 1,368 universities globally. 

Lee Nedkoff

Aboriginal Australians at greater risk of stroke

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Aboriginal Australians under 60 years of age who suffer from atrial fibrillation are three times more likely to experience a stroke than non-Aboriginal patients, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia.

Education awards

UWA's top teachers recognised in Australian Awards for University Teaching

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Four academics from The University of Western Australia have been presented with awards to recognise their innovative and engaging contributions to student education in the 2020 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

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UWA congratulates staff and graduates honoured on Australia Day

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The University of Western Australia is celebrating the achievements of staff and graduates honoured in the Australian of the Year 2020 awards and in the Australia Day Honours List.

Arman

Seven UWA high achievers awarded Fulbright scholarships

Monday, 20 January 2020

A talented musician, a computer science student who studied how artificial intelligence can be used to solve complex medical problems and an oceanographer researching ways to harness energy during severe weather events are among seven researchers and graduates from The University of Western Australia who have received 2020 Fulbright scholarships.

Appointment of new Head of School and Dean, UWA Dental School

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Hien Ngo to the position of Head of School and Dean, UWA Dental School and the Director of the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia. Professor Ngo will commence this position on 1 July 2020. 

Aldric Ratnasekera

How a top ATAR student found his passion for medicine

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Travelling the remotest parts of our State and witnessing first-hand a lack of medical expertise and resources available to many communities was the catalyst for suburban Perth teenager Aldric Ratnasekera to study medicine at The University of Western Australia.

Young Lives Matter

Mental health matters this Christmas

Thursday, 19 December 2019

The festive season can be a challenging time for some and the Young Lives Matter Foundation-UWA is encouraging people to support the mentally vulnerable and stay closely connected to family members this Christmas.