Marco Rizzi

How to find reliable and accurate sources of information during COVID-19

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

With a sea of information available about COVID-19, and much of it conflicting advice, it can be challenging to find the most useful and accurate information.

Students

UWA offers financial support to students

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has moved swiftly to introduce new measures of financial support for students affected by COVID-19.

insomnia

Cannabis proven to help insomniacs sleep

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

The results of a world-first study at The University of Western Australia have shown that medicinal cannabis can be used as a novel treatment for adults suffering from chronic insomnia.

Livia Hool

Keeping a healthy heart during COVID-19

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

People who suffer from cardiovascular disease and hypertension are vulnerable during COVID-19 and need to be protected, according to an expert in cardiovascular health from The University of Western Australia.

Dr Nick Coatsworth

UWA graduate joins Australia’s front line medical team in Canberra

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

While he may feel he was lucky to be “in the right place at the right time”, there’s no doubt that the skills and experience gained from working in some of the world’s most vulnerable and war-torn countries helped UWA medicine graduate Nick Coatsworth secure the role of Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia.

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.

Charlotte Birkmanis, one of the six UWA semi-finalists

UWA researchers to showcase their science findings live

Friday, 3 April 2020

Six early career researchers from The University of Western Australia researching topics such as how their self-image influences the way leaders lead others and how to stop deadly bacteria from accessing sugar in the body have been selected to present their research at the 2020 FameLab Western Australia semi-final.

The BRUIE robot underwater

Autonomous robot could help in the search for signs of life in space

Friday, 3 April 2020

A new autonomous robot developed by engineers at NASA and tested in Antarctica by a team of researchers, including an engineer from The University of Western Australia, is destined for a trip into outer space and could, in the future, search for signs of life in ocean worlds beyond Earth. 

Winthrop hall during the day

New pathway aims to alleviate concerns of year 12 ATAR students

Thursday, 2 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has introduced a new admissions pathway to help Year 12 ATAR students worried about a substantial interruption to their studies due to COVID-19. 

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.