The University of Western Australia has been awarded $5 million in Federal Government funding to establish a new research hub which will focus on harnessing data and physics-based science to better understand offshore energy environments and improve future infrastructure design....[Read more]
Australia’s first Aboriginal cultural sites that were submerged under the sea after the last ice age have been discovered by a research team including scientists from The University of Western Australia. The research findings will be published in PLOS ONE....[Read more]
The University of Western Australia has achieved the highest ranking among all Australian universities for five STEM subjects, according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subject....[Read more]
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found an area of tropical ocean protected under law is a hotspot for iconic marine life but does not provide enough defence from human activities....[Read more]
The University of Western Australia has contributed nine top researchers to a taskforce of more than 100 experts across the Group of Eight (Go8) Universities that has today released a Roadmap to Recovery report, designed to help the Federal Government plot the best path through COVID-19.
A team of scientists from The University of Western Australia’s School of Psychological Science has launched a study to understand the mental health effects of physical isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study is a joint initiative between The University of Western Australia, the Forrest Research Foundation, and the Minderoo Foundation.
Cancer patients living in outer metropolitan areas in Western Australia are more out-of-pocket than their rural counterparts according to a new study by researchers from The University of Western Australia.
Social distancing is teaching communities to find new ways to stay socially connected, yet physically distant migrant families have long learnt how to stay close according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.
University of Western Australia researchers are hopeful local trials of the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine will not only determine if it is an effective way to boost the immune systems of frontline health workers but show whether it can be used as a whole-population COVID-19 protection measure when Australia’s borders are eventually opened again.
The University of Western Australia has launched an expert series showcasing the health and medical expertise of its clinicians, academics and researchers who are leading efforts to address the COVID-19 health crisis. The series is complemented by an experts guide for media seeking evidence-based input from UWA academics across a broad range of subject areas and specifically, COVID-19.
Lessons about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from Australia’s emergency workers and bushfire fighters indicate it is essential frontline healthcare workers, as much as possible, be given adequate time to process, rest and recover after each shift caring for COVID-19 patients, according to The University of Western Australia’s mental health researcher Associate Professor David Lawrence.
Navigating finances during COVID-19 at a time of financial and employment uncertainty can be challenging, so Dr Elizabeth Ooi from The University of Western Australia Business School has put together some tips to help people make the most of their budget.
An agricultural expert from The University of Western Australia has warned that while Australia is one of the most food secure countries in the world, COVID-19 presents complex challenges for the food security of vulnerable communities and nations where hunger and malnutrition are already common.