Professor David White

New Shell EMI Chair to strengthen offshore petroleum research

Monday, 3 December 2012

Oceans engineer Professor David White from The University of Western Australia has been appointed new Shell EMI Professorial Chair in Offshore Engineering to strengthen world-class research and education in WA's offshore petroleum industry.

Winthrop Professor John Newnham

Further genetic evidence link to birth weight, adult health

Monday, 3 December 2012

Researchers from The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with international colleagues, have identified four new genetic regions that influence birth weight providing further evidence that genes as well as maternal nutrition are important for growth in the womb.

Associate Professor Keith Stubbs

National prize for young UWA chemist

Friday, 30 November 2012

A chemist from The University of Western Australia who is studying the roles that carbohydrates play in nature has received one of the nation's most significant awards for chemistry.

Professor Pietro Guj

Royalties make mining suffer: Expert

Friday, 30 November 2012

The minerals royalty system is economically inefficient and leads to sub-optimal exploitation of mineral resources in WA, according to a leading industry commentator.

Winthrop Professor Philip Mead

UWA scholars elected to prestigious fellowship

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Three academics from The University of Western Australia are among 22 leading scholars elected as 2012 Fellows of the Australian Academy of the Humanities - one of the highest honours available for achievement in the humanities in Australia.

Charis Anton

Study to examine how home owners prepare for bushfires

Thursday, 29 November 2012

As the bushfire season approaches, a researcher at The University of Western Australia is looking at the links between people's attachment to their homes and how well they prepare their properties for bushfires.

Ms Violet Bacon

New book aims to transform Indigenous social work

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Social workers from around Australia have contributed ground-breaking cultural learnings to a new book which could change the face of Indigenous social work in Australia.

Professor Markus Melloh

Researcher wins grant to probe spinal complications

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A researcher from The University of Western Australia has won a $100,000 grant from WA's Raine Medical Research Foundation to investigate rates and predictors of complications in spinal surgery.

UWA Rural medical graduates

Big rise in UWA rural medical graduates

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

More rural medical graduates than ever before took their professional oath at The University of Western Australia last weekend, and numbers will rise again next year under UWA's successful Rural Student Recruitment Program.

Riding the crowded dragon's back: How will Australia fare?

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Australia needs to focus on improving its competitive position if it is to capitalise on the benefits of the Asian Century, the closing session at The University of Western Australia's In the Zone conference heard yesterday.