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.

Winthrop Professor Osvaldo Almeida

Empathetic GPs may reduce depression and suicidal thoughts

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Between five and 10 per cent of people over 60 suffer from depression - a common and disabling disorder.  It is predicted that depression will be the second leading cause of disability worldwide within the next 10 years, making it a major public health problem.

Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger

Acclaimed mathematician celebrates 36 years at UWA

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

A mathematician who is in the top one per cent of highly-cited mathematicians in the world, Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger, will present the Annual Lecture of the UWA Historical Society next week.

Professor Sarah Percy

UWA expert to speak at counter-piracy conference

Monday, 16 July 2012

Somali piracy is a land-based problem that the international community is trying to solve at sea, according to an expert from The University of Western Australia.

$6.7 million to boost low-carbon farm research

Monday, 16 July 2012

Research at The University of Western Australia into new farming practices that will reduce greenhouses gases, sequester carbon and enhance sustainability has attracted $6.7 million Federal funding.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Dr Michael Chaney

PM joins business and community leaders at UWA roundtable

Monday, 16 July 2012

Prime Minister Julia Gillard joined senior business leaders at The University of Western Australia today to discuss Western Australia's position at the epicenter of a resource and minerals boom delivering growth that has seen a global economic power shift to the Asian and Indian Ocean regions.

Sara Macliver

Nine German Arias

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Handel's Nine German Arias (Neun Deutsche Arien) were written in around 1725, in somewhat mysterious circumstances.  We do not know the singer for whom they were composed, nor the exact instrumentation originally used; they are scored for soprano, another treble instrument, and basso continuo.

Professor Jessica Meeuwig

BBC features UWA marine researcher

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

A BBC documentary about the Indian Ocean, screening in Australia this week, features the work of UWA Oceans Institute researcher Professor Jessica Meeuwig.