Shell’s Ocean Epoch drilling rig

Shell helps train new breed of oil and gas engineers at UWA

Monday, 23 July 2012

A new breed of engineering graduates from The University of Western Australia promises to lead the search, recovery and production of oil and gas into the future with 32 students having just completed the first full field-development course normally reserved for Shell Upstream technical staff.

Temperate Western Blue Devil (Paraplesiops meleagris)

Unprecedented Indian Ocean heatwave creates melting pot

Monday, 23 July 2012

An unprecedented Indian Ocean heatwave that peaked in March 2011 with large impacts on marine organisms at Jurien Bay, 250km north of Perth, may provide crucial insights into how extreme climatic events affect life in the sea, according to research led by The University of Western Australia.

Are ewe eating for two, three, four...?

Friday, 20 July 2012

The eating habits of a ewe affect the milk production of her daughters - so how can farmers' best ensure that lambs have a healthy start to life?

Western rainbowfish (melanotaenia australis)

Study to examine how mining and climate affect native fish

Friday, 20 July 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia will investigate how native freshwater fish in northwest Australia are dealing with changes to their habitat caused by climate change and mining.

Native plants join battle to save biodiversity hotspot

Thursday, 19 July 2012

South-western Australia is an important agricultural region and one of the world's top biodiversity hotspots - and researchers are trialling a new method to preserve the precious biodiversity that remains on and around farms.

Winthrop Professor Raymond da Silva Rosa

Women's retirement most at risk as poor investor sentiment continues

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Females and those aged 35-60 are at risk of not meeting their retirement objectives while weak investor sentiment continues, according to The University of Western Australia and Colonial First State Global Asset Management (CFSGAM) research.

Volunteers sought for study into sleep-depression links

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are examining the importance of a good night's sleep when it comes to memory and mood in older adults.

Professor Fiona Bull

Pre-Olympic call for global action on physical inactivity

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The global issue of physical inactivity should be recognised as pandemic, according to a research paper published today in the prestigious Lancet medical journal and launched in a special pre-Olympics event in London.

SIFE UWA team

UWA business students win national title

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team at The University of Western Australia has won the 2012 SIFE National Championships after impressing a judging panel of national CEOs and executives.

Assistant Professor Carolyn Harris Johnson

Family homicide expert dispels myths on ABC Radio

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Keeping the community informed and dispelling myths around family homicide after separation - so that danger signs may be recognised and crimes prevented - is the aim of a social worker and researcher at The University of Western Australia.