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.

UWA Winthrop Professor Peter Le Souef

UWA researchers to share $1m grant for early HIV detection

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A research team from The University of Western Australia's School of Paediatrics and Child Health (SPACH) has won a slice of a $1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund an international study which could lead to earlier and more effective treatment of HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa.

M Subbarayudu, J Holloway, Rt Hon Lisa Scaffidi, Professor T Snell

Culture in the zone: a complex undertaking

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The approach to sharing culture within the Asian zone must be specific and focused rather than broad and all-encompassing, according to the Artistic Director of the Perth International Arts Festival, Jonathan Holloway.

Professor Paul Johnson     Image by Garside Images

Asia strengthens research competition

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Significant growth in research and development investment and the transformation of universities over the past two decades have put Australia in a strong position, however the momentum must be continued if Australia is to become a global education hub.

WA Premier criticises Asian Century White Paper

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Australian Government's Asian Century White Paper was yesterday criticised by the Hon. Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia, as being flawed and incomplete.

Challenges and opportunities for Australia in supplying services to China

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Australia's trade flows with China, heavily skewed towards resources and manufactured goods, could be complemented by increased trade in services, business leaders said today.