Sleep researcher with patient

Sleep disorders and stroke research to benefit from NHMRC funding

Monday, 16 October 2017

Treating sleep disorders, improving the mental health of Australian young people and reducing and preventing the incidence of stroke are among the research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive almost $4 million in funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) fellowship schemes.

Forrest Fellowship recipients

Young scientists receive Forrest Research Foundation fellowships

Monday, 9 October 2017

An evolutionary biologist fascinated with animal behaviour who hopes to help tackle global problems such as climate change and a psychologist who is working towards advancing our understanding of depression and anxiety have been named recipients of the 2017 Forrest Research Foundation Fellowships at The University of Western Australia.

Library research support workshops and seminars

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The Medical and Dental Library is running the next series of Library Research Support Workshops and Seminars which are appear in the Library Workshops and Events Calendar. There is also a link to the workshops on the Library homepage. Many events are relevant to staff as well as HDR students. Some sessions are specifically for STEM researchers whilst other sessions are generic.

Below is the list of forthcoming sessions. 

Inspirational teacher takes out award

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Associate Professor Denese Playford is one of three teachers from UWA recently recognised in the Federal government’s 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching, Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

UWA staff sports day

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The UWA Staff Sports Day will be held on Friday 10 November (11:30am-4:30pm). This is a great opportunity to get out and about with your colleagues.

Global health reach with the School of Population and Global Health

Monday, 2 October 2017

Although the School of Population and Global Health has been participating in, and leading worldwide health initiatives for many years, it was during the 2016 renewal of the University structure that the School was formally recognised for their important work with the extension of its name.

Australia and Korea join forces in breast cancer research

Monday, 2 October 2017

Dr Katie Meehan, School of Biomedical Sciences, recently returned from a trip to Seoul with encouraging prospects of pilot research programs studying the link between Indigenous ancestry and its impact on breast cancer outcomes and the role of the immune system in response to head and neck cancer therapy.

October is National Safe Work Month

Monday, 2 October 2017

The 2017 National Safe Work Month theme is “Sharing safety, knowledge and experience benefits everyone” and Safe Work Australia want you to share the things you do, both big and small, that make your workplace safer and healthier.

Ruth Ganss

New drug to supercharge immune cells in the fight against cancer

Thursday, 28 September 2017

A new cancer treatment with the ability to normalise tumour blood vessels and boost the body’s immune system has been developed by researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences grant and award application deadlines

Tuesday, 5 September 2017


Scheme: Early Career Small Research

Amount: Up to $20,000 with up to 10 awards being made

Funding for: HMS Early Career Research staff for the potential development of preliminary data to support a Fellowship application or project proposal

Notes: 15 September deadline, contact Shannon Tindale

UWA Medical School celebrates 60th anniversary

Friday, 1 September 2017

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the UWA Medical School and to celebrate, the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series is showcasing the work of UWA medical alumni.

UWA opens its doors for 2017 Open Day

Friday, 1 September 2017

The University of Western Australia opened its doors on 13 August to eager prospective students, families and friends for its annual Open Day, the University’s the largest community engagement and recruitment event.

High achieving health and medical students celebrated at annual prize ceremony

Thursday, 31 August 2017

A celebration for UWA’s high achieving health and medical students was held on Wednesday, 9 August, with the Faculty Prize Ceremony Breakfast. Professor Sean Hood welcomed all guests which included the student winners, prize donors, alumni and Faculty academics.

Markus Schlaich

World-first hypertension treatment a success

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have taken a step forward in the fight against high blood pressure after the first human trials of a ground-breaking treatment produced successful results.

Andrew Whitehouse

Autism researcher awarded prestigious Eureka Award

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Leading autism researcher, Professor Andrew Whitehouse from The University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute, has been awarded the most prestigious award in the country for young researchers – the 3M Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science for 2017.

UWA mesothelioma researcher receives top NHMRC Awards

Monday, 28 August 2017

Dr Willem (Joost) Lesterhuis, a researcher with the National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases at the University of Western Australia was recently awarded a NHMRC Excellence Award for being the top ranked RD Wright Biomedical career development fellowship applicant.

Dr Brand recognised for excellence in health professional education

Monday, 28 August 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Dr Gabrielle Brand was awarded the Flinders University ANZAHPE Award for Excellence in Health Professions Education for her research and innovative resource to support excellence in the delivery of patient-centred health care.

Brain Tumour Association supports UWA research

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Representatives of the Brain Tumour Association of WA recently presented a $3000 cheque to Professor Anna Nowak to support brain tumour research at the University of Western Australia.

Professor Aleksandra Filipovska

Faulty gene linked to obesity in adults

Friday, 18 August 2017

Groundbreaking new research linking obesity and metabolic dysfunction to a problem in the energy generators in cells has been published by researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and The University of Western Australia.

Professor Valérie Verhasselt

Leading lactology researcher joins UWA in world first

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Breastfeeding mothers in Western Australia will be among the first to benefit from one of the world’s leading researchers in lactology joining The University of Western Australia.