Charmaine Papertalk Green and John Kinsella book launch

Friday, 2 March 2018

Charmaine Papertalk Green, a local poet, writer, visual artist, and WACRH Research Associate and John Kinsella launched their book of poems False Claims of Colonial Thieve at the Perth Festival Writers Week last week which is published through Magabala Books.

Jessica Kretzmann chosen to present breast cancer research to past Nobel Prize winners

Friday, 2 March 2018

Jessica Kretzmann will soon be presenting her gene therapies for breast cancer research in front of 43 Nobel Prize winners in Germany.

Caine Chennat

Awards and achievements - December 2017 - January 2018

Thursday, 8 February 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.

Professor Daniel Fatovich

WA tops states for alcohol-related emergency admissions

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Western Australia has the highest alcohol-related presentations to the emergency department of any state, according to new research by The University of Western Australia.

Dr Rowland Anderson Direct Pathway to Medicine Memorial Scholarship

Monday, 5 February 2018

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is pleased to announce its newest scholarship – the Dr Rowland Anderson Direct Pathway to Medicine Memorial Scholarship.

Orientation Day for MD and DMD international students

Friday, 2 February 2018

On Friday 19 January, the Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Dental Medicine international students were welcomed onto the UWA campus for a fun filled orientation day. The aim of the day was to enable the students to get to know one another in a casual and friendly environment.

Lotterywest grant enables further development of mental health resource

Friday, 2 February 2018

On 5 December 2017 the My Medicines and Me (M3Q) Tool, the PhD project of UWA staff member Dr Deena Ashoorian, was officially launched by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Health the Hon. Mr Roger Cook MLA.

Medical Research Future Fund grants announced

Friday, 2 February 2018

Dr Thomas Snelling

Congratulations to Thomas Snelling, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Telethon Kids Institute for being awarded a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant of $3.545 million last week to further his research into cystic fibrosis. This grant is one of 19 projects under the first round of the rare cancers and rare diseases program of the MRFF.   

Population Health student wins New Colombo Plan Scholarship

Friday, 2 February 2018

Congratulations to Population Health student Zoe Fitzgerald who has won a coveted New Colombo Plan Scholarship and was chosen as the Fellow for Hong Kong.

UWA congratulates recipients of Australia Day Honours

Monday, 29 January 2018

Olympic gold medallist Rechelle Hawkes was among 15 graduates and two staff members of The University of Western Australia recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.

Homeward bound

UWA staff bound for Antarctica in leadership program

Monday, 15 January 2018

An environmental economics researcher, a nanotechnology scientist developing new ways to fight cancer and a neuropsychologist from The University of Western Australia are among 80 women from 13 countries around the world selected to take part in the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica.

Left to right Josh Mylne, Hannah Etchells  and Jessica Kretzmann.

Researchers from UWA awarded Fulbright scholarships

Thursday, 21 December 2017

A PhD student looking into new applications of nanotechnology in treating cancer, an ecology PhD student researching catastrophic bushfires and a plant scientist researching enzymes, evolution and herbicides are three recipients from The University of Western Australia that have been presented with Fulbright Scholarships for 2018.

Assistant Professor Amir Karton

Awards and achievements - November 2017

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

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

2017 Research Translation Projects Round 11 recipients

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Congratulations to the following UWA staff for receiving Round 11 Research Translation Projects grants. 

Official opening and renaming of J. Robin Warren Library

Friday, 1 December 2017

The UWA Medical and Dental Library redevelopment was officially reopened by WA Health Minister, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA on Wednesday 29 November.

Higher Degree by Research Student Development Workshop

Friday, 1 December 2017

On Thursday 2 November, Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students attended a whole day training and development workshop in the new Seminar Room in the Medical and Dental Library.  Forty five students attended: presentations were given, many questions were asked and much discussion took place.

Faculty fun at UWA Sports Day

Friday, 1 December 2017

The annual UWA Sports Day was held on Friday 13 October with close to 500 staff participating in the fun-filled day.

Nepal trip gives new perspective to Population Health major student

Friday, 1 December 2017

Zachary Rowbottom, a second year Population Health major student was recently given the opportunity to travel to Nepal for a field trip. He shared his thoughts about the experience below.  

Personality Factors are Potential Endophenotypes for Schizophrenia

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Researchers from the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease (GOHaD) at UWA and Curtin and the UWA Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry (CCRN) have shown for the first time that the strength of genetic support for personality traits as endophenotypes for schizophrenia is broadly equivalent to that of cognitive traits.


UWA Medical and Dental Library honours Nobel Laureate

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Medical and Dental Library has been renamed the J. Robin Warren Library following a $7 million transformation and refurbishment.