Dr Alex Hewitt

Scientists awarded funding boost for prem babies and eye research

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Ramaciotti Foundations last night awarded two researchers from The University of Western Australia nearly $145,000 to help better understand the risk of life-threatening infections in premature babies and the genetics of glaucoma, the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness.

Professor John Kinsella  (Photo:  Matt Deller)

Lyric protester: Kinsella wins Victorian Premier's Literary Award for poetry

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

‘For me, a poem is an activist thing, and every poem is an act of responsibility,' says this year's winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for poetry, Professor John Kinsella from The University of Western Australia.

Strategic need seen to learn Chinese language and culture

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

An education forum backed by The University of Western Australia will discuss how to boost Chinese language and cultural competency in WA as a way to strengthen bilateral ties with Australia's biggest trading partner.

Volunteers sought for edible vaccine trials

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Imagine being part of a scientific breakthrough which would revolutionise the way vaccines are administered and make painful needle and syringe jabs a distant memory.

Professor Len Collard

House of spider or no brunettes? - Nyungar scholar sets record straight

Monday, 15 October 2012

An Indigenous expert from The University of Western Australia is working to unravel generations of confusion over the true meaning of Aboriginal place names throughout Perth and the South-West.

UWA academics honoured as outstanding teachers

Friday, 12 October 2012

Four academics from The University of Western Australia have received prestigious citations for their exceptional teaching and learning practices.

Professor Peter Quinn

UWA tops WA science awards

Friday, 12 October 2012

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have again scooped the State’s annual Science Awards with world-renowned astrophysicist Professor Peter Quinn leading the accolades as the 2012 Scientist of the Year.

Adjunct Professor Peter Cook

UWA abalone expert elected to world Aquaculture Council

Thursday, 11 October 2012

An adjunct Professor with The University of Western Australia has been appointed to an international body charged with transforming the rapidly growing aquaculture industry into a sustainable and socially responsible solution to the world food problem.

Assistant Professor Vance Matthews

Discovery may lead to new drugs to curb obesity, type 2 diabetes

Thursday, 11 October 2012

An international study led by a researcher from The University of Western Australia for the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has produced exciting results that may lead to new drugs to treat obesity and reduce the incidence of Type 2 diabetes.

Larry Rudman and Rosemary Saunders

Hands-on learning leads to nursing education award

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The University of Western Australia’s Associate Professor Rosemary Saunders has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the education of nurses.